Amazon Resurrects Huge Kindle DX E-Reader From the Dead

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After having discontinued its large 9.7-inch Kindle DX e-reader in October 2012, Amazon is now bringing back the hardware that’s unchanged from its release since 2009. It’s unclear why Amazon is quietly re-introducing the tablet in 2013; the company so far has not issued a statement or press release, only to allow the Kindle DX […]

Amazon May Finally Release Color Kindle E-Reader Thanks to Latest Acquisition

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Amazon has confirmed that it had acquired the Liquavista business from Samsung, a move that could potentially allow the Internet retailer to finally launch an affordable color e-ink Kindle e-reader in due time. Samsung had not done much with Liquavista since it had acquired the company; it was rumored that color e-ink displays based on […]

Amazon Launches Coins Virtual Currency For Buying Kindle Fire Apps

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Today Amazon launched Amazon Coins, its virtual currency for Kindle Fire users, and to celebrate, it’s giving $5 worth of coins to users for free. Amazon Coins is a new virtual currency that Amazon hopes users will use in place of other payments methods for all the apps and games in the Amazon Appstore. Users […]

Amazon Reportedly Building Kindle TV to take on Apple TV, Roku

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Amazon is reportedly working on a set-top box under the Kindle brand to compete with the Apple TV and Roku. A Bloomberg report claims that Amazon will release a set-top box, which the publication dubs the “Kindle TV” sometime this fall. The device would integrate Amazon Instant Video and Amazon Prime Instant Video, giving users […]

Is Amazon Planning to Put Kindle in Your Car?

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When Ford developed AppLink and introduced it in the 2011 Ford Fiesta they touted the API and developer platform allowing people to create apps that would integrate into the vehicle. Recently Amazon announced support for its Cloud Music Player with AppLink. People for years have been listening to Audible (owned by Amazon) audiobooks in their […]

Don’t Update Kindle for iPhone or iPad, Bug Wipes Book Library

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Don’t update to the latest version of Kindle for the iPhone or iPad unless you want to gamble with losing all the books on your device. The latest Kindle 3.6.1 update to hit the app store has an issue that can wipe the Kindle library off your iPhone or iPad and force you to re-register […]

Unlimited Kids Content Hits Kindle Fire & Fire HD, No In App Purchases

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Today Amazon announced a new subscription for unlimited children’s content for Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD users that contains no in-app purchases or advertising. The new service, called Kindle FreeTime Unlimited is a per-month subscription that gives users access to unlimited books, games, movies, TV shows, and educational apps for kids. The service costs […]

Kindle iOS App Adds Kindle Paperwhite Feature X-Ray

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The latest version of the Amazon Kindle app for iPhone and iPad adds a feature that Amazon first introduced in the Kindle Touch last year and continued into the Kindle Paperwhite. The new feature in Amazon Kindle for iOS 3.5 is called X-Ray. X-Ray lets readers see how often a person or phrase appears throughout […]

Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Best eReaders

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eReaders like the Kindle FireHD , Nook Tablet HD and Kindle PaperWhite are sure to top gift wish lists this holiday season. During the last year the price of eReaders went down while quality and choice increased, offering a large number of prices and devices for giving for a gift this year. From e-Ink readers that offer […]

Kindle Fire vs. Kindle Fire HD

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The Kindle Fire is a tempting tablet at $159, but the Kindle Fire HD brings a better screen, better speakers and more storage for just $40 more. How does the Kindle Fire compare to the Kindle Fire HD, and is it worth paying more for the Kindle Fire HD? In this comparison we’ll take a […]

Amazon Explains The Tech of the Kindle Paperwhite (Video)

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Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite will begin shipping next week, but before readers can get their hands on the device Amazon wants to explain the technology behind the new eReader. Today Amazon posted a YouTube video featuring some of the people who helped make the Kindle Paperwhite possible. A large part of the video involves the […]

Kindle Fire HD 7-inch Arrives at Staples Stores Today

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Users tempted by the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet from Amazon don’t need to order blindly, Staples announced today that it is offering in store sales of the new Kindle Fire HD and demo units so users can go hands on with the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch before buying it. Staples will sell the Kindle […]

Amazon Whispersync for Voice Syncs Audible Books With Kindle Books

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Amazon finally has a way for readers to sync their audiobooks between devices, and even sync audiobooks with ebooks for a better reading experience. The new Whispersync for Voice syncs the location of an Audible audiobook through the service’s mobile apps. The feature makes it easy for users with multiple devices sync their location in […]

Amazon Lights New Fire Under Tablet Market

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As of this writing, there are still a lot of things we don’t know about today’s Amazon announcements of new e-Readers and Tablets. That said, one thing we do know, or rather one thing that has been overwhelmingly confirmed, Amazon is playing for keeps in the Tablet market. If this was an arms race, Amazon […]

Paperwhite is the Amazon Kindle’s Retina Display

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Today Amazon announced the Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, a new member of the Kindle eReader family with a vastly improved screen. Just like with a tablet, the display is a major factor in how good the device is, and Amazon is striving to set the bar for eReader displays just like Apple set the bar for […]

Amazon Introduces $159 7-inch Kindle Fire With Better Specs

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During its press conference today Amazon announced an update to its 7-inch Kindle Fire along with a new, lower price of $159. The new Amazon Kindle Fire uses the same plastic shell and 7-inch display as the first Kindle Fire, but the internal specs are much improved. The new Kindle Fire features a 40% faster processor […]

Amazon Kindle FreeTime Delivers Finest Parental Controls

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Along with updated and new Kindles, Amazon announced a new feature for their tablets called FreeTime that gives parents a chance to control how their kids can use the tablet. These new controls may only arrive on the new 7-inch and 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD tablets, but for parents this might be reason enough to […]

Amazon Kindle Papwerwhite: Backlit, More Paper-like

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Amazon announced its next-generation Kindle and it looks like a huge improvement over the Kindle Touch. The Kindle Paperwhite features a new display that is easier to read, even in the dark. The new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite looks a lot like the Kindle Touch, but the big differentiator is the display. Like its predecessors, the […]

Kindle Fire 2, Paperwhite Kindle & Amazon Phone Possible Today (Video)

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Amazon may not be streaming the Kindle event so everyone can watch from home, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a sneak peak at some of Amazon’s Kindle announcements this morning. At 1:30 Easter, 10:30 Pacific, Amazon is hosting an Event in California to unveil the company’s new line of eReaders and, according to the latest rumors, show […]

Latest Amazon TV Ad Shows New Kindle Readers, Kindle Fire Tablets

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Ahead of Amazon’s morning press event, TV ads for the Internet giant have begun airing showcasing new devices that may hint at the announcements to come. The press event, scheduled for September 6, is expected to be the event where Amazon debuts new Kindle Fire tablets. However, the company’s ads may prove to be spoilers […]