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Amazon Kindle Phone: Android Me-Too Could Flop

InformationWeek - 21 Nov, 2011
Amazon's cooking up a phone for 2012, analysts say. But will it be more than just a customer loyalty tool? By Thomas Claburn InformationWeek Not content with being the dominant online bookseller, Amazon long ago branched out into all manner of consumer ...

Amazon: Kindle Phone Being Developed By Amazon In Bid To Crack Smartphone Market

Sky News - 21 Nov, 2011
Analyst Mark Mahaney, from Citigroup's research department, suggested the new device could be on sale for around $160 (£101) by late in 2012. He told the AllThingsDigital website that Amazon was developing the phone along with electronics giants ...

Thinking of a 7 inch tablet? Don't forget the powerful HTC Flyer

ZDNet (blog) - 21 Nov, 2011
Summary: As excitement builds for the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, people should also consider the powerful and functional HTC Flyer that is not priced at just $299.99. In my Kindle Fire vs. ...

Inside Amazon's Kindle Fire: Screenshots

ZDNet UK - 21 Nov, 2011
Amazon turned heads with its announcement in September of a new Android-based tablet called the Kindle Fire. We take a look inside the fledgling tablet's operating system Amazon turned heads with its ...

Kindle Fire Eating Up Tablet Share, But Not Toppling iPad

PC Magazine - 21 Nov, 2011
As soon as Amazon announced the Kindle Fire tablet, it was positioned as the first device with real potential to knock the iPad off its throne. A new study from Changewave shows that while there is significant interest in the Kindle Fire ...

Amazon Opens Fire With New Kindle, Stock Going To $233

Forbes - 21 Nov, 2011
The wait for buyers was finally over as Amazon.com has started deliveries of the Kindle Fire. Additionally, increasing US orders for the tablet from 3.5 million to 5 million are highly encouraging, [1] as it signals an even larger scale build-up for ...

Amazon Kindle phone: Web giant to unveil high-powered iPhone rival

Daily Mail - 21 Nov, 2011
The new Amazon Kindle Fire tablet: Analysts predict the gadget - only available in the US - could sell up to five million units this Christmas. Furthermore, that Amazon could follow it with a cheap, hi-tech smartphone next year Reactions ...

Amazon Kindle Fire poised to be No. 2 in tablets, says ChangeWave

ZDNet (blog) - 21 Nov, 2011
Summary: Amazon's Kindle Fire is disrupting the tablet market, according to a ChangeWave survey. The ROI case is simple: Parents want a tablet that's inexpensive and can play app for the kids. ...

Amazon Reportedly Plans 8.9-Inch, 10.1-Inch Kindle Fires

Forbes - 21 Nov, 2011
The 8.9 inch model is expected to launch by the end of the 2012 second quarter, the Taiwan-based news site reported. The same story said that Foxconn will become the second manufacturer for the 7-inch version of the Fire, in addition to current ...

After iPad, Kindle Fire most desired tablet, study finds

CNET - 21 Nov, 2011
Amazon's Kindle Fire has been available for less than a week, but already, it's a highly desired tablet, a new study has found. Among future tablet buyers, 65 percent of respondents said that they are ...

Kindle hackers give Nook a thorough rooting

Register - 21 Nov, 2011
The Android-based device, only unveiled by Barnes & Nobles in the US last week, was pwned by the same group of developers who previously rooted the Amazon Kindle Fire. In both cases rooting the devices gives ...

Kindle Fire demand hits iPad rivals not iPad

Register - 21 Nov, 2011
Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet is being portrayed as the first real competition Apple's iPad has had, but initial evidence from potential tablet buyers suggests it's Apple's rivals who really need to worry. ...

Amazon Fires at Apple as Tablet Demand Soars for the Holidays

MarketWatch (press release) - 21 Nov, 2011
BETHESDA, Md., Nov 21, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ChangeWave Research, a division of leading analyst company The 451 Group, has released the results of their latest survey of the consumer tablet marketplace. The ChangeWave survey points to the recent ...

Amazon Kindle Fire: $199 to buy, $202 to make

Register - 21 Nov, 2011
Amazon's Kindle Fire e-book reader tablet costs more to manufacture than the online retailer is charging punters for it. According to a take-apart conducted by market watcher iSuppli, the bits inside the Fire ...

Two-Minute Video: Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire?

TIME - 21 Nov, 2011
The 7-inch tablet market just got a whole lot more interesting, with the newly-released $199 Kindle Fire and the $249 Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet. According to what you may have read, both of these ...

Research firm: Amazon sells its tablet at a loss

Stuff.co.nz - 21 Nov, 2011
INVESTORS QUEASY: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire at a news conference during the launch of Amazon's new tablets in New York last month. Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire tablet, which started shipping this week, costs US$201.70 ...

Research firm: Amazon sells $199 tablet at a loss

eTaiwan News - 21 Nov, 2011
AP Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle Fire tablet, which started shipping this week, costs $201.70 to make, a research firm said Friday. That's $2.70 more than Amazon charges for it. The analysis by IHS indicates that Amazon is, at least initially, ...

What I want from a Kindle smartphone

CNET - 21 Nov, 2011
The latest buzz around the rumor mill is that Amazon is working on a smartphone that will launch in the fourth quarter of 2012, but can such a device succeed in today's competitive market? ...

Kindle Fire to fuel rise in stocks of Taiwan partners

AsiaOne - 21 Nov, 2011
With surging popularity expected of Amazon.com's tablet PC Kindle Fire during the holiday season, Taiwan supply chain partners are expected to benefit and see a rally of their shares continue into the yearend, experts said yesterday. ...

Mobile phone could be Amazon's next retail weapon

The Australian - 21 Nov, 2011
AMAZON is believed to be building a mobile phone in its next move to provide consumers with devices on which they can shop on its website or use its products.It has already had a success with its Kindle electronic book reader, selling six million in ...

Kindle Fire Holiday Sales to Hit Four Million?

PC Magazine - 21 Nov, 2011
Just one day after Amazon's Kindle Fire was announced, analysts had already pegged a sales estimate for the device for the holiday shopping season: Roughly 2.5 million Kindle Fires sold in the fourth quarter, representing a dent in the ...

Video Review: Amazon Kindle Fire

Los Angeles Times - ‎Nov 19, 2011‎
The Kindle Fire combines lackluster hardware with top-notch content offerings and cloud services, which at a $199 price-point raises the bar on what a low-price tablet should be. Times tech reporter Nathan Olivarez-Giles offers his take on the Fire. ...

Kindle Fire Draws Mixed Early Reviews; Amazon's Latest Tablet Not Quite ...

Slate - ‎Nov 18, 2011‎
Early reviews of the Kindle Fire are in the lukewarm category. The Android tablet from Amazon began arriving in homes this week and many are complaining about Wi-Fi issues, among others. Marco Arment, creator of the hit app Instapaper, cites a sluggish ...

Review: Kindle Fire a worthwhile bargain

CNN - ‎Nov 18, 2011‎
(CNN) -- If you view a tablet as a guilty pleasure, like I do, then buying the Kindle Fire should make you feel a little less guilty. Amazon's new device doesn't replace a computer for doing e-mail or composing documents, ...

Amazon Kindle Fire 2: 10 things the new tablet needs to have

ElectricPig.co.uk - 21 Nov, 2011
The Amazon Kindle Fire is now on sale in the US and is enjoying a supplier-worryingly large number of sales, both thanks to its incredibly low price point and slick overall offering. Now an 8.9-inch Amazon Kindle Fire 2 has been rumoured ...

Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet Are eReaders With Benefits, Not Tablets

LAPTOP Magazine (blog) - 21 Nov, 2011
This holiday season, the 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire looks like the hottest tablet on the market, with Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet nipping at its heels. There's only one problem: These devices are eReaders with benefits, and shouldn't be considered ...

Survey: Kindle Fire Surge To Hurt Tier-2 Tablet Vendors

Twice - 21 Nov, 2011
Bethesda, Md. - Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet will become a strong No. 2 competitor to the Apple iPad, "wreaking a devastating blow to a range of second-tier tablet manufacturers," ChangeWave concluded in ...

NOOK Tablet dissected, reveals big battery, lots of adhesive

Liliputing - 21 Nov, 2011
The Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet may be a shiny new 7 inch tablet with a dual core processor, but the tablet sure looks a lot like the 2010 NOOK Color. The new model uses the same case design as the original, but comes with more RAM, more storage, ...

NOOK Tablet gets the teardown treatment

Ubergizmo - 21 Nov, 2011
Like every other electronic device that gets sold in stores, the folks over at iFixit will have their way with it, and it looks like the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is the latest one to be put under the knife. ...

Amazon may be about to enter smartphone market

ComputerActive.co.uk - 21 Nov, 2011
Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone according to reports in a number of publications. It is suggested that the retailing giant may be looking for more ways to capitalise on digital content as more people use smartphones and tablets for ...

 

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