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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We’ve recently heard rumors of Amazon preparing a new 9-inch Kindle to join the updated 7-inch tablet as a follow-up to the popular Kindle Fire. Now China Times reports that a certain Kindle Fire 2 might land as soon as May.
Amazon is reportedly planning on reducing production costs for the upcoming Kindle Fire 2 which will be necessary for the company to sell the tablet and also get a profit out of it. The Kindle Fire is being sold in a way which makes Amazon lose money just to maintain the competitiveness of the tablet. However, the Kindle Fire 2 is rumored to contain [...]
The Amazon Kindle fire is selling very well mainly — but not only — because it is much cheaper than the Apple iPad (or other high-end Android tablets on the market) as emphasized by the latest Kindle ad.
However, recent reports indicate that Amazon is planning on refreshing its 7-inch tablet. In addition to that, Pacific Crest analyst Chad Bartley believes that mid-2012 will also see Amazon releasing a new, 9-inch Kindle tablet. If the company manages to keep a low price for the new tablets, they might take an even larger slice of the market; the analyst’s [...]
There’s no real debate regarding the selling price when it comes to Amazon’s latest Kindle Fire but the company felt the need to emphasize just that in its latest ad.
The conclusion of the commercial below is that for the price of a single iPad one would be able to buy three Kindles: two Kindle Fire devices for $199 each plus a Kindle for $79 (which is advertised to offer the best way to read in bright sunlight). We’ve put the Kindle Fire to the test against the Apple iPad 2 and other tablets in an earlier video. The truth is that the Asus Transformer Prime is [...]