11/16/2011, A lot of exciting things are happening for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet this week. Firstly, the tablet was shipped ahead of schedule, then we had news about the apps being sideloaded onto it, and of course it also got the root treatment. Now, we’ve got even more good news about the tablet – Amazon has just released the source code for the Kindle Fire as well. Quite an admirable […]
11/16/2011, It was just yesterday that we were talking about sideloading apps on the newly released Amazon Kindle Fire that need not require any rooting process to be done, but in less than 24 hours, here we are with word that the Kindle Fire can be rooted, with the solution being as simple as a one button click, helping casual users gain privileges on their new tablet which were previously unheard […]
11/15/2011, It’s common knowledge that the Amazon Kindle Fire will only run apps approved by Amazon aka apps downloaded from the Appstore, but it looks like all that is about to change. Some folks have discovered that it’s possible to sideload apps onto the tablet via a little “tweaking” of the tablet. No rooting is necessary, and the process seems simple enough but there’s a chance that Amazon might disable the […]
11/15/2011, I guess in another alternate timeline, the folks over at iFixit will most probably make up one of the most efficient pit crew in racing – after all, they certainly did not lose any time to take the Kindle Fire apart so soon after it was released. One day, in fact, was all it took, leaving the innards of the Kindle Fire to be seen by all and sundry. I […]
11/14/2011, Great news for those of you looking forward to getting your hands on Amazon’s upcoming Kindle Fire tablet – Amazon has announced that it will be shipping the tablet today, one day ahead of schedule (it was supposed to ship out on November 15th). The Kindle Fire is the ultimate device for accessing Amazon content, featuring an Amazon-modified version of Android, access to Amazon services (nothing Google on this tablet) […]
11/11/2011, So Barnes & Noble launched their brand new Nook Tablet and it will come loaded up with Hulu Plus along with Netflix. Now it looks like their competitor, Amazon with their Kindle Fire, have just announced that the Kindle Fire tablet will also get Hulu Plus along with ESPN ScoreCenter, which adds to the “thousands” of apps that will be available for the Kindle Fire. The Hulu Plus service will […]
11/09/2011, Amazon’s Kindle Fire was originally touted to be an iPad killer, or at the very least give Apple a run for their money. With its $199 price point it’s starting to look like that is the case, and a recent survey from RBC Capital Markets and ChangeWave Research are now claiming that thanks to the Amazon Kindle Fire, potential iPad buyers are putting their purchases on hold.
11/09/2011, It seems as though the tablet wars are heating up real fast – as Amazon’s Kindle Fire is set to go out with guns blazing from next week onwards with official word that thousands of apps as well as games will be made available on that particular platform. We are talking about a gamut of entertainment titles from Electronic Arts (read: games), in addition to social network giant Facebook, streaming […]
11/08/2011, Back in October, Amazon was reported to have used a company name Seesaw LLC to file trademark applications for Kindle Fire and Amazon Silk. A few months ago, those names turned out to be real products when the Kindle Fire tablet with the Amazon Silk browser was officially launched by the company. Today, it’s been reported that Seesaw LLC has filed more trademark applications with the US Patent and Trademark […]
11/07/2011, Taking a page from Apple’s “if ain’t broke don’t fix” iPhone 4S product design school, Barnes & Noble this morning introduced its new Nook Tablet, which is nearly identical to the original Nook Color, and priced at the same $249. When can get the new Nook Tablet? While you can pre-order it now, B&N representatives would only say the Tablet will be available “on or about November 17,” just two […]
11/04/2011, Even though the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet has yet to be released, there are rumors of a sequel in the works. According to a report from DigiTimes, Amazon’s hardware suppliers for the Kindle Fire are already preparing new displays for a successor. But instead of preparing 10.1″ displays for Amazon, they’ve been working on 8.9″ displays. It was previously rumored (though never confirmed) that Amazon would be making 10.1″ tablets […]
10/31/2011, If you’re interested in getting your hands on an Amazon Kindle Fire, you will be pleased to know that there will be more internet video options for you, thanks to a deal that ABC and Disney made with Amazon along with Netflix, which unfortunately does not include any exclusive deals of any kind.
10/25/2011, Amazon has been investing a lot on its tablets (including the Kindle Fire), and this shows on its quarterly earnings: the profits for the giant online retailer are down 73%, and the stock is taking a dive in after-hours and the losses stand at 14% for now. We’ll see what it really looks like tomorrow. But even if the quarter’s net income of $63M falls short of last year’s $231M, […]
10/21/2011, Amazon has officially announced that along with its Kindle Fire tablet, a new format for Kindle books will be introduced. Replacing Mobi 7, Kindle Format 8 (KF8) is the next generation file format for Kindle books. One of the most important features about KF8 will be the inclusion of HTML5 support. This will allow publishers to create great-looking books with rich formatting and design to take advantage of the Kindle […]