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Thursday, 26 September 2013 21:44

Meet the Revamped Kindle Fire family

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Amazon has officially unveiled three new models of their tablet, 7- inch Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7 and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. All models have a new design for 2013, and prices vary from $139 for a basic 7-inch Kindlea Fire HD model with 8 GB of memory and support for WiFi , up to $ 579 for the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 with 64 GB of memory and support for LTE mobile network.

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According to data published on the website Boy Genius Report, which refer to several resources in which they have confidence, supposedly the new HD models of Kindlea Fire, whose issuance is expected later this year, will be three times faster than the currently available version.

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Sunday, 05 May 2013 19:44

10.1 inch Kindle Fire HD on the way


Amazon could present this year a larger release of their tablet Kindle Fire. Although in recent years tablets with the smaller screen diagonal received increased popularity, with Kindle Fire things are going in the opposite way.

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Thursday, 08 November 2012 20:11

Will the iPad Mini get the Retina display in 2013?

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One of the things that was most criticized about the new iPad Mini was certainly the lack of the Retina Display, but it seems that this will no longer be the case.  Just days after Apple officially started selling the iPad Mini, rumors about is successor have already started to spread.

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Monday, 29 October 2012 20:21

Amazon: Our Kindle is better!


Amazon has decided to use their position as the world's largest on-line store, in an effort to draw attention to their device, or better yet, to dissuade people from the competition. Thus visitors to their home page are treated to a very "subtle" statement that the Kindle Fire HD offers "a lot more for a lot less money." The screenshot of Amazon's Web site makes it all clear. Kindle's manufacturer points out that Fire HD has an HD screen with 30% more pixels than the iPad mini and also higher pixel density (216 to 163 PPI).

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Monday, 22 October 2012 20:29

No more Samsung LCD panels for Apple


Samsung’s ongoing war with Apple is continuing as Samsung has decided not to provide any more LCD panels for various Apple products. Although the reason behind this is said to be less profit due to Apple's new supply pricing strategy, if we consider what happened in the last few years with these two companies it's no wonder that they have decided to stop the partnership. Samsung should compensate this with increased orders coming from Amazon, as they are doing great with their new Kindle family of devices.

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The Paperwhite has become a real hit in the ebook market and both the improved contrast and front lit display are looking like great improvements, but Amazon wanted to familiarize their buyers with the limitations it has so they posted a disclaimer about it. They concentrated on three features that differ from the previous version so users can be aware of what they are getting with the new device in the Kindle family. Firstly they stated that “Kindle Paperwhite does not have audio or Text-to-Speech.” This appears to be part of price it had to pay to be smaller and lighter than it would be with that feature.

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Saturday, 06 October 2012 08:53

Microsoft joins Barnes & Noble

hi-barnesnobleAs the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 launch is rapidly approaching, Microsoft is trying to get as many partners as possible before it. This came in quite handy for Barnes & Noble as their biggest rival Amazon just launched the Kindle Paperwhite and sold the most units in the history of the Kindle family. Now Microsoft and B&N announced their partnership that will result in new subsidiary called NOOK MEDIA LLC. The book will be a joint venture of Barnes & Noble's NOOK Digital and College Business and the Microsoft Investment to Advanced Digital Reading Experience group.

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Thursday, 04 October 2012 06:09

Kindle Paperwhite goes beyond expectations


It looks like Amazon was pesimistic about the Paperwhite launch as the preorders have exceeded their expectations by quite a lot.  It doesnt make much sense if you consider that it's predcessor the Kindle eReader was the most sold item from the Kindle family and you can only expect better results if you bring a decent upgrade like the Paperwhite. Amazon started to ship the devices yesterday and if you try to buy it now, the Paperwhite could be yours after a 4 to 6 week delay due to high demand. There is also a limit of two devices per customer.

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Tuesday, 02 October 2012 05:52

Barnes & Noble ready for Kindle Paperwhite


Amazon's new device, the Kindle Paperwhite will soon be shipping out from their warehouses and one of their biggest rivals Barnes & Noble won’t just sit around and wait to see what will happen. So far B&N has been at the top of the illuminated e-reader market and now Amazon wants their share of it too. The step B&N decided to take is to cut the price of their NOOK SimpleTouch with GlowLight device from $139 to $119, the same price that Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite will be selling. Even though it's pretty obvious that this is a reflex reaction to the Paperwhite launch, people at B&N say it has nothing to do with it.

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