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iPad down to just 52 percent tablet market share
iPad down to just 52 percent tablet market share
According to Pew, Apple's iPad is quickly losing its majority share of the tablet market. A year ago, Apple controlled the lion's share, ...... 03 Oct 2012 - 6 comments
Mapping The Mobile Landscape: Will Amazon's Content Fuel Tablet Sales?
Mapping The Mobile Landscape: Will Amazon's Content Fuel Tablet Sales?
In the first installment of our look at the major mobile device players we dissected Apple, who were really the first company to create a combined ...... 22 Sep 2012 - 2 comments
Amazon introduces new Kindle Fire for $159
Amazon introduces new Kindle Fire for $159
As part of their large press event today in which they unveiled the new flagship Kindle Fire HD 8.9, the company also unveiled an updated version ...... 06 Sep 2012
The Amazon Kindle Fire has sold out
The Amazon Kindle Fire has sold out
Today, Amazon has announced that the Kindle Fire tablet has sold out. The company called the device the best selling product on the site, ...... 30 Aug 2012 - 8 comments
Amazon to hold press conference on September 6th
Amazon to hold press conference on September 6th
Amazon has announced a press conference for September 6th, in which it is expected to unveil an updated line of Kindle devices, including a ...... 25 Aug 2012
Barnes & Noble slashes Nook prices
Barnes & Noble slashes Nook prices
In a surprise move, Barnes & Noble has slashed the prices of three of their Nook e-reader and tablet devices today. The 16GB Nook Tablet ...... 12 Aug 2012
Report: Amazon has room to slash Kindle Fire price aggressively
Report: Amazon has room to slash Kindle Fire price aggressively
According to analysts, Amazon now has ample room to aggressively drop the price of the Kindle Fire tablet. Cost of supplies has fallen to ...... 24 Jul 2012 - 2 comments
Report: Amazon building 10-inch Kindle Fire
Report: Amazon building 10-inch Kindle Fire
Earlier today, the NYT had a report on Apple's alleged plans for the iPad tablet. After months of rumor, the paper jumped on the 'iPad Mini' ...... 17 Jul 2012
The Google Nexus 7 Tablet
The Google Nexus 7 Tablet
As expected, Google unveiled their first branded tablet today at the much-hyped I/O event. The Google Nexus 7, built by Asus, will hit hands ...... 27 Jun 2012 - 8 comments
State Department strikes deal to buy Kindle Fires, content
State Department strikes deal to buy Kindle Fires, content
The State Department has signed a large $16.5 million deal to purchase Kindle Fire tablets and extra content from Amazon. As part of the ...... 12 Jun 2012
Amazon preparing 10-inch Kindle Fire?
Amazon preparing 10-inch Kindle Fire?
Digitimes has reported this week that Amazon is preparing a 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet for release in the Q3 this year. On the other end, ...... 20 May 2012
Amazon to sell ads on Kindle Fire's welcome screen
Amazon to sell ads on Kindle Fire's welcome screen
Amazon is looking to add advertisements to the welcome screen of the popular Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. The news comes via an executive ...... 18 May 2012 - 7 comments
Analyst: Kindle product demand is falling apart
Analyst: Kindle product demand is falling apart
Chad Bartley, analyst at Pacific Crest, has noted today that his research implies Amazon Kindle products are seeing demand deteriorate. Demand ...... 12 Apr 2012 - 2 comments
Samsung tips that Apple is creating iPad Mini?
Samsung tips that Apple is creating iPad Mini?
According to the Korea Times, Samsung has confirmed that the oft-rumored "iPad Mini" is in fact coming later this year. The tablet will be ...... 14 Mar 2012 - 7 comments
Barnes & Noble launches $199 Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble launches $199 Nook Tablet
As reported yesterday, Barnes & Noble has launched a smaller-capacity Nook Tablet today at $199, the same price as 7-inch tablet market leader ...... 22 Feb 2012
Barnes & Noble to release 8GB Nook Tablet
Barnes & Noble to release 8GB Nook Tablet
The Verge has uncovered a document that suggests Barnes & Noble will release an 8GB version of their Nook Tablet. By doing so, the company ...... 20 Feb 2012 - 2 comments
Amazon Kindle Fire 2 shipping in June?
Amazon Kindle Fire 2 shipping in June?
According to multiple reports, Amazon is preparing to launch their Kindle Fire sequel in May or June. Hardware maker Quanta was in charge ...... 17 Feb 2012 - 1 comment
Amazon takes 14 percent of tablet market
Amazon takes 14 percent of tablet market
According to research firm iSuppli, Amazon has stormed into 14 percent market share of the tablet market. The move came only in the Q4 2011, ...... 16 Feb 2012
Head's up: Kindle Fire with $50 gift card from Wal-Mart for $199
Head's up: Kindle Fire with $50 gift card from Wal-Mart for $199
As a head's up to potential buyers, Wal-Mart is still offering the popular Kindle Fire with a $50 gift card to the store for $199, the regular retail price. ...... 14 Feb 2012 - 2 comments
Rumor: Amazon building 9-inch Kindle Fire
Rumor: Amazon building 9-inch Kindle Fire
According to Pacific Crest analyst Chad Bartley, Amazon is building an 8.9-inch model of the Kindle Fire for release this year. Additionally, ...... 13 Feb 2012 - 3 comments
Amazon and Barnes & Noble's tablet battle may be heating up
Amazon and Barnes & Noble's tablet battle may be heating up
When Amazon launched their Kindle Fire tablet last year, there were significant questions about the wisdom of selling it below cost and counting ...... 30 Jan 2012
Survey: Kindle Fire already profitable for Amazon
Survey: Kindle Fire already profitable for Amazon
Despite selling the actual hardware at a loss, the Kindle Fire appears to already be profitable for Amazon. RBC Capital analyst Ross Sandler ...... 21 Jan 2012 - 1 comment
Infographic: Pulse app sees huge surge in downloads
Infographic: Pulse app sees huge surge in downloads
Thanks to Amazon's Kindle Fire, the news collecting app Pulse has seen a huge surge in downloads. The Pulse app, which uses RSS-feeds to ...... 20 Jan 2012
Rumor: Google building $199 7-inch Nexus Tablet with ICS
Rumor: Google building $199 7-inch Nexus Tablet with ICS
Two weeks ago, Google chairman Eric Schmidt suggested that the company is working on a Nexus Tablet that will be released in the near future. ...... 05 Jan 2012
Amazon starts rolling out update which breaks root access while boasting millions of sales
Amazon starts rolling out update which breaks root access while boasting millions of sales
Eleven weeks after they first started taking pre-orders for it, Amazon says their Kindle Fire tablet continues to be their biggest seller. ...... 20 Dec 2011 - 3 comments
Major Kindle Fire update coming to address customer complaints
Major Kindle Fire update coming to address customer complaints
From the time Amazon started taking orders for their Kindle Fire tablet earlier this year, it has looked like a runaway hit with consumers. ...... 12 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
Amazon has sold 850,000 Kindle Fire through own site, alone
Amazon has sold 850,000 Kindle Fire through own site, alone
Carter Nicholas of eDataSource has noted today that Amazon has sold 850,000 Kindle Fire tablets through their own site, alone, with many more ...... 02 Dec 2011 - 1 comment
Amazon Kindle Fire already rooted
Amazon Kindle Fire already rooted
Just one day after release, the Kindle Fire has already been rooted. On the XDA forums, the developer has rooted the popular tablet using ...... 16 Nov 2011 - 5 comments
Amazon Kindle Fire pre-sales continue to explode
Amazon Kindle Fire pre-sales continue to explode
According to research firm eDataSource, Amazon took 500,000 pre-orders for the Kindle Fire tablet before October 28th, and sold over 1 million ...... 13 Nov 2011 - 8 comments
Amazon orders another million Kindle Fire tablets
Amazon orders another million Kindle Fire tablets
Amazon has ordered more Kindle Fire tablets, again. Thanks to overly strong demand, Amazon has called its manufacturing partners and added ...... 10 Nov 2011 - 2 comments
Rumor: Amazon's second tablet will have 8.9-inch screen
Rumor: Amazon's second tablet will have 8.9-inch screen
According to multiple sources in the supply chain, Amazon is prepping an 8.9-inch version of the Kindle Fire for future release. Amazon's ...... 06 Nov 2011 - 2 comments
Best Buy drops price of Nook Color
Best Buy drops price of Nook Color
In anticipation of the upcoming "Nook Tablet" (Nook Color 2), retailer Best Buy has slashed the price of the first-generation Nook Color. ...... 05 Nov 2011
Amazon adds lending library to Prime subscription service
Amazon adds lending library to Prime subscription service
Amazon has added a new feature targetted specifically at Kindle owners to their Amazon Prime program. Amazon Prime is a subscription service ...... 03 Nov 2011
Apple said to be planning complete product line redesign next year
Apple said to be planning complete product line redesign next year
Apple is rumored to be planning an overhaul of their entire product line next year. Citing an unnamed source in Apple's supply chain, Digitimes ...... 03 Nov 2011 - 4 comments
Could Nook Color 2 beat Kindle Fire's price?
Could Nook Color 2 beat Kindle Fire's price?
Barnes & Noble may do the unexpected and beat the $199 price set by the upcoming Kindle Fire. Next week the company will launch its Nook ...... 02 Nov 2011
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