Amazon Rumored to Enter 3D Mapping Market for Kindle Fire Tablet

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Now that we’ve seen Apple’s and Google’s competing efforts for 3D turn-by-turn mapping for iOS and Android respectively, it appears that Amazon, which relies on the Android base code for its Kindle Fire tablet, will also be entering the 3D mapping market. The online retailer had reportedly acquired mapping startup UpNext, though Amazon has still […]

This Year’s Tablet Derby Entries Are At The Starting Gate

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Trumpets blare. And they’re off. Well, not quite. Like the last couple of years we now have almost all of the entrants announced for this year’s Great Tablet Holiday Sweepstakes. It will be a different field than in past years. Different because some of the big players (Microsoft and Google) have decided to field their […]

Amazon Kindle Fire 2 Could Launch in July

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We could be just a month away from the follow-up to Amazon’s Kindle Fire. According to CNET, Amazon is planning a Kindle launch event for July 31 where the company will announce the Kindle Fire 2. The online retailer could also  release a new Kindle and Kindle Touch with front-lit screens like Barnes & Noble’s Nook […]

HBO Go for Kindle Fire Launches

HBO Go for Kindle Fire Launches

HBO Go, HBO’s mobile streaming service, has finally come to Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet. The company announced today that the HBO Go app for Kindle Fire has launched and that it is currently available within the Amazon Appstore, Amazon’s software marketplace. HBO Go will allow HBO subscribers, this is not a standalone application as it […]

iPad Trounces Kindle Fire in Customer Satisfaction Rankings

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When it comes to satisfaction, iPad owners have it, and Android tablet owners can’t get any. A new survey by ChangeWave Research finds that iPad owners are two times more likely to be “Very Satisfied” with their tablet purchase as Android tablet owners. The survey compares the new iPad, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Amazon Kindle […]

Tablet Rumors: Amazon Goes Big While Apple Shoots Small

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In the latest round of tablet rumors, it appears that publication DigiTimes is kindling rumors that Amazon will be going big with its next release in the Kindle Fire product line. While it’s been long speculated that Amazon will add a larger Kindle Fire slate to its 7-inch tablet on the market, there was continuing debate […]

Refurbished Kindle Fire Available for $139 at Amazon

Refurbished Kindle Fire Available for $139 at Amazon

On the heels of news that retail giant Target will begin phasing Amazon’s Kindle products out of its stores comes word that Amazon is once again offering refurbished models of its popular Android tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire, for a mere $139. This is a pretty incredible deal for those looking to get their hands […]

Target Phasing Out All Kindles This Spring

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Soon Target will no longer carry the Kindle Fire or any other Kindle device due to a “conflict of interest.” Target issued a statement to The Verge confirming the plan. There’s no firm date, but the retailer is “phasing out Kindles and Amazon- and Kindle-branded products in the spring of 2012.” Within a few months, […]

Moms Want iPads Instead of Flowers for Mother’s Day

Moms Want iPads Instead of Flowers

A new survey says that mothers want tech for Mother’s Day, and most of them want an iPad over everything else. The survey comes from TechBargain, so the results obviously going to skew towards tech. In the survey, 91 percent of mothers said they’d prefer an iPad to flowers for Mother’s Day. We assume the […]

Thoughts on the Kindle Fire Being Half of the Android Tablet Market

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There are a gazillion posts today reporting the news from comScore that Amazon’s Kindle Fire has 54.4% of the Android Tablet market. You can check out the news of that here in Shawn’s post. While we all need to take any news like this with some skepticism, sadly for Google and Android Tablet fans, this […]

Draw Something Arrives for Kindle Fire

Draw Something Arrives for Kindle Fire

Yesterday brought good news for Amazon as its Kindle Fire reportedly now makes up over half of the Android tablet market. Today, there is good news for those Kindle Fire owners as Draw Something, the extremely popular game from OMGPOP, is now available on the Amazon Appstore, This means that Kindle Fire owners can finally […]

Kindle Fire is Half The Android Tablet Market

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The Amazon Kindle Fire accounts for half of the Android tablet market just five months after its release according to comScore.  The Kindle Fire represented 54.4% of the Android tablet market as of February 2012 according to Comscore. The entire Samsung Galaxy Tab family comes in second with 15.4%, while the Motorola Xoom holds just 7% of the Android […]

Buyer’s Guide: Pick The Perfect 7-inch Tablet Under $250

With the release of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 there is now four great 7-inch Android tablets on the market that cost $250 or less. This is great news for consumers on a budget but does create a problem: which one should you buy? It’s not just a matter of picking the least expensive, you […]

Kindle Fire vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

Kindle Fire vs Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

With the introduction of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Samsung has entered the low-cost tablet space with an excellent entrant. Priced at $249, it’s only $50 more than the $199 Kindle Fire from Amazon. The price alone is enough to tempt many users, but $50 is a significant gap when budgets are tight. Is the Galaxy Tab 2 worth the $50 premium?

TurboTax for Android is Free if You Start Your Taxes By Sunday

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Intuit has a new TurboTax app for Android tablets, and to celebrate, the company is letting users file their taxes for free with the app, as long as they start their taxes by Sunday. The app normally costs $29.99 for state taxes and $36.99 for Federal taxes. The new TurboTax for Android is available only on Android […]

How to Watch Your Own Video on Kindle Fire

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If you own a Kindle Fire, then you know it’s really easy to watch video you rented or purchased from Amazon using the video tab on the home page. But how do you watch your own videos? Maybe you made a great MP4 video of your family vacation or kid’s soccer game you want to […]