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    There have been plenty of rumors suggesting what Amazon might have up its sleeve for release this fall. We've talked about a new seven-inch Kindle Fire, the possibility for a much larger Kindle Fire, as well as a possible Amazon smartphone. Today in Las Vegas, Amazon finally started with its new announcements. There's going to be new front-lit Kindle, the Kindle Paperwhite, but we're more concerned with what Amazon might have for us in something a little more Android-y. Thankfully, the company delivered, announcing the follow-up to last year's Kindle Fire The new Fire will have a full ...

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    So, Pocketnow is a technology website, right? "Always start your posts with a rhetorical question," says the Internet Manual of Poor Style. We're off to a good start. There are some downsides to running sites like ours, those that cater to a specific niche. One of those is that usually, readers don't get much opportunity to get to know we writers personally, because everyone's too busy trying to figure out how many GeeBees and WeeFees are under the hood of the latest, fantastically-named mobile device. There's not a lot of time for much socialization. So unless you follow me on ...

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    There is no doubt that Amazon will introduce a Kindle Fire successor and, thanks to all the rumors around, we can hope for a ten-incher (to compete with the iPad) as well as a seven-incher (to take on the Nexus 7). However, Demos Parneros, president of U.S. Retail for Staples Inc., believes that there will be five or six tablet SKUs assigned to Amazon slates. Of course SKUs (stock-keeping units) could very well refer to only two major hardware variants (probably the seven inch and the ten inch tablets) but with different storage options (8-, 16-, 32-, who knows maybe even 64GB flavors). ...

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    I'm one of those people who uses his tablet in bed. In fact, that was one of my biggest justifications for purchasing an iPad in the first place; bedborne browsing has for years been one of my favorite ways of drifting off. For much of that time, though, it was a cumbersome process. I was either awkwardly chained to a notebook computer, with its accompanying fan-port and form-factor headaches, or confined to browsing on a 3" smartphone screen- not ideal for eyeballs already weary from staring at displays all day. Early in the iPad's quest to popularize consumer tablets, I bought one, and ...

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    Earlier today, The Wall Street Journal published a report claiming that Amazon is working on expanding its Android offerings beyond last year's Kindle Fire and offering the company's first hand-held smartphone. The Kindle Fire made quite the impression when it arrived, showing plenty of us how cheap Android tablets didn't have to be the sort of Eclair-running pieces of junk we had seen emerge from some fly-by-night manufacturers in the past; we've observed the momentum from that release continue through the Android community, leading us to devices like the Nexus 7. If Amazon really is ...

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    So, Google did this thing the other day where they announced a tablet computer called the Nexus 7. Then, we did this thing where we got a hold of one and reviewed it. And since these things happened we've been talking a lot about that tablet: what it means, when it might ship, and whether it's going to have any brothers or sisters. It's been a pretty big deal. This being the mobile world, the news didn't stop there: Apple scored a crucial, if temporary, victory over Google in the most recent round of patent wars between the goliaths, resulting in a ban on American sales of the latter's ...

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    The Kindle Fire follow-up is highly anticipated and this has probably everything to do with the cornucopia of rumors around this tablet. Last we heard of the Kindle Fire 2, a report was convinced that Amazon will skip the 8.9-inch form-factor and go for a 10.1-inch built instead. We also heard reports of the tablet being launched in the third quarter. Falling nicely into place is another report, this time coming from Cnet's "source", according to which July 31 is the date to circle in your calendar if you are interested in the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 launch date. Other specs reported include ...

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    Rumors about Amazon and it's highly anticipated Kindle Fire refresh are nothing new and extraordinary given how popular the initial tablet was (and still is) among customers and on the market, in general. According to reports, Amazon was preparing a follow-up -- actually, more -- which would have an 8.9-inch screen. We say was because new rumors have started surfacing according to which the 8.9-inch model will be skipped altogether. Instead, Amazon is allegedly preparing a 10.1-inch Kindle Fire successor to better compete with Apple's tablet offering -- while the originally rumored ...

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    "It's obvious that the only iPad killer is always going to be the newest iPad." The tweet from web- and mobile developer Zhephree caught my eye with its uncommon boldness. Wow, I thought, someone's not afraid to drop some truth bombs. The next tweet, though, brought us back down to Earth. Zhephree's statement had fallen under a fellow follower's fire, so his response was: "The simple fact that I don't own an iPad disproves my tweet, that was just a joke." I believe him; I started following Zhephree on Twitter because he was developing apps for webOS back when it was a viable competitor, ...

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    The New iPad is already out there and if Verizon is your favorite carrier you are able to grab one. The Amazon Kindle Fire is one of the most popular Android tablets on the market and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Samsung is also a 4G LTE-enabled choice on Big Red. We're putting the latest Android addition to Verizon's tablet line-up, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, against the aforementioned alternatives. We're taking a look at form factors -- whether you want to go with a large, 9.7/10-incher, a smaller 7.7-inch dimension or the smallest size of 7-inches on the Fire -- usability, user interface ...

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    Recent rumors – that need to be taken with caution – say that the second generation of Amazon's popular Kindle Fire will come not in one, but in two sizes, a 7-inch model and a 10-inch one – previously believed to be a 8.9-inch tab --, and they will be launched in the second half of this year. No other details are available, but the Kindle Fire 2 is rumored to contain lower-priced internals. The same source also speculates that the shopping giant will shift their focus from E-book readers and concentrate instead on tablets. If confirmed, this should come as no, big, surprise, given the ...

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    If 2011 was supposed to be the "year of the tablet," with over 100 new models announced at that year's CES alone, 2012 may be shaping up to be the year of the "phablet," the phone-tablet hybrid whose widespread usefulness has yet to be proven. While the survivors of the first battles of the tablet war have upgraded their normal-sized offerings, the novelty-generating buzz seems to be emanating from elsewhere. The spotlight currently sits on smaller devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note and LG Optimus Vu, and to a lesser extent, on rumors of devices with larger-than-10" screens. I'm not sure ...

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    As we reported two days ago, Barnes & Noble re-thought its Nook Tablet pricing policy. The company downgraded its tablet from 16GB to 8GB aiming directly at Amazon's successful Kindle Fire. The launch also comes after the company announced a drop in its quarterly net income. The new tablet will be sold at $199, which is $50 less than the 16GB variant (but matches the Kindle Fire's price). Unlike its direct competitor, the Nook also sports a microSD card slot in order to compensate for the recent loss of storage capacity. On the other hand, B&N didn't forget about the Nook 16GB Tablet -- ...

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    Looks like Twitter has been updated to bring back some of the old features that were removed with the occasion of other past updates. The social app refresh is available for both Android and iOS in their respective markets and if you have a Kindle Fire you will also be able to grab it from the Amazon Appstore link below. The "swipe shortcut" is (finally) back allowing you to easily access a quick menu from where you can can retweet, reply, favorite, etc. a certain tweet. If your Android device is running Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich you will see some improvements alongside other bug ...

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    Latest rumors and reports have equally failed to clarify details of the upcoming Amazon tablet, to be launched in the coming months. While most people seem to understand that we should expect the Kindle Fire 2, opinions differ when it comes to the size of this future device. Recent news talk about Amazon preparing an 8.9-inch Kindle as a follow-up to the Kindle Fire; however, today's rumors would rather agree on a future 10-inch tablet. If reports turn out to be true, Amazon will compete directly with Apple's iPad, at least in the size department (as Amazon's main ammunition against Apple ...

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