Amazon Prepping Two Kindle Fire Tablet Sequels for Release Later This Year


With the success of the affordably priced 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet, it appears that Amazon is already preparing for the slate’s successor with two new models. According to sources, the Internet retail giant will be releasing a successor to the 7-inch model and is planning to roll out a 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet alongside the […]

Amazon Ready to Launch Color E-Ink Kindle Touch Readers?


Digitimes is reporting that Amazon has ordered color e-ink panels from E Ink Holdings. The 6-inch color e-ink panels could potentially make it into the next generation Kindle Touch e-readers, which would be the first e-ink readers from Amazon to feature a color display. Though Amazon has the Kindle Fire tablet, based on Google’s Android […]

10-Inch Kindle Fire Tablet Rumored for Q2 Launch


According to a Digitimes report, Amazon is prepping to launch a 10-inch version of its popular Kindle Fire tablet starting in Q2. The report suggests that Apple manufacturing partner Foxconn has won the manufacturing contract for the 10-inch Kindle Fire slate, beating out current Quanta and Inventec, which are responsible for producing the current 7-inch […]

How to Backup and Erase Your Kindle Fire


Maybe you got a Kindle Fire and aren’t that crazy about it. You want to sell the thing, give it away or return it to Amazon or the store where you bought it. It could be you just want to start over and remove all the free Amazon App Store of the day apps, documents […]

Walmart Offers Kindle Fire for Valentine’s Day Sale


Looking for a last minute gift for your sweetheart for Valentine’s Day? Well, if you’re beloved is a geek, a techie, or an avid reader, the Amazon Kindle Fire 7-inch slate may be just the perfect gift for the day of love, and the good news is that Walmart is offering a promotion on the […]

Amazon Makes Money Off Of Kindle Fire Owners, Not Device Sales (Duh)

Kindle Fire Ecosystem

A few months ago iSuppli did a teardown of the Kindle Fire and surmised that the tablet costs about $202 to make, which is $3 more than the company charges consumers. Ever since then everyone has dutifully repeated the meme that Amazon is selling the Fire at a loss. Except: they’re not. First, there’s more […]

Amazon Launches an iPad Optimized Kindle Web Site


For those who correctly think that Amazon’s Kindle Fire is just part of a bigger strategy instead of those who narrowly think it’s all about hardware in the trumped up for the headlines Kindle Fire/iPad 2 fight, this might be some confirming news. Amazon has released an iPad optimized website for Kindle Content. No, it’s […]

How To Remove Ads From Your Kindle Touch, Keyboard, or Kindle 4

The two e-ink Kindles

If you got a new Kindle for the holidays, chances are it came with Amazon’s Special Offers, which are ads that appear on the screen when the device is sleeping. The only Kindle product that doesn’t have a Special Offers component is the Kindle Fire. But if you have a new Kindle Touch, Kindle Keyboard, […]

Kindle Fire 6.2.1 Update Can Be Rooted and Blocked With Some Work

Kindle Fire

The Amazon Kindle update did more than add a little polish to the interface. It also broke the one-click rooting method developers posted over at the XDA Developer’s Forum. You can still keep root if you block the over the air update (version 6.2.1) that Amazon started to push out this week. If you’ve already […]

Gift Guide 2011: 5 Simple Last Minute eGifts

Gift Cards

If you’re like me you’d really rather not brave the last-minute shoppers this weekend as the Christmas buying frenzy reaches a peak. I love this time of year, but I hate what it does to people as they push through crowds on their way to get last-minute gifts for their family, and friends. That’s why […]

Kindle Touch Rooted, Not That There’s Much You Can Do With It

Amazon Kindle Touch

While most indie developers are focused on doing things with the Kindle Fire that Jeff Bezos never intended, a few have turned their attention to the Kindle Touch. It’s not based on Android, but it can be rooted. Now someone has figured out how to do just that. Apparently it wasn’t that hard, since the […]

Kindle Fire to Get Silk Browser Performance Update in Two Weeks?


Amazon is preparing an update for its recently released debut Android tablet, the Kindle Fire, that will bring performance updates to the device. According to Dieter Bohn of The Verge, a tipster to the site hinted that one such update will improve the performance of the Silk browser on the Kindle Fire, which was highly […]

Developer Ports Ice Cream Sandwich Onto Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet


Though the Kindle Fire was launched with its own proprietary user interface on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, that’s not stopping the developer community from finding alternative use and expand the tablet’s appeal beyond Amazon’s ecosystem. One developer,  G1011999, was able to port Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onto Amazon’s debut tablet and took video of […]

Kindle Fire Users Experience Wi-Fi or Internet Connectivity Issues


Users of the Amazon Kindle Fire reported in Amazon’s forums that they’ve been having problems with Wi-Fi connectivity issues. The issues could have something to do with the way the Fire uses the Silk browser, which Amazon touted as a revolutionary way to speed up Internet surfing. The browser, unfortunately, hasn’t lived up to the […]

Research: Got Fat Fingers? Avoid Amazon’s Kindle Fire


While Amazon’s entry into the Android tablet market in the form of the Kindle Fire is garnering a lot of attention and sales, a new research study from Nielsen Norman Group doesn’t put the tablet in favorable light. Highlighting usability issues, a poor user experience, and problems with touch on the device’s seven-inch screen, Nielsen […]

Amazon Kindle Products Dominate Black Friday

Kindle Fire Content apparently had a really good Black Friday as they’re crowing about it all over the news today. Apparently the company sold four times as many Kindle products this year over last year. This is not a big surprise given than there are four new Kindle products to sell: the Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, Kindle […]

Kindle Fire Handles Archived Books Differently Than Other Kindles


While spending Thanksgiving with family, my wife’s aunt asked a question regarding something I took for granted having to do with the location of all of her old Kindle books on the new Kindle Fire. She, like many new Fire owners, collected dozens of eBooks on her old black and white Kindle. When she ordered […]