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Topic: Amazon

Citigroup: Amazon plotting smartphone to challenge Apple's iPhone in 2012

11/18/2011, 03:11 am

Not content with entering just the tablet market, Amazon is planning to release a smartphone in the fourth quarter of next year, in a move that will challenge Apple and its bread-and-butter iPhone, says one analyst.

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Briefly: Chinese App Store; Kindle Fire costs; Motorola stockholders

11/18/2011, 01:11 am

Apple is now accepting local Chinese bank cards as payment for iTunes App Store purchases. Also, a new analysis claims Amazon's Kindle Fire costs $202 to build. Finally, Motorola Mobility stockholders have approved Google's acquisition of the company.

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Apple accuses Amazon of false advertising in ongoing pursuit of 'App Store' trademark

11/17/2011, 06:11 pm

Apple continues to fight for the "App Store" trademark, accusing Amazon of false advertisement in an amended filing against the company's use of the term in a recent promotion for the Kindle Fire tablet.

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Teardown of Amazon's Kindle Fire reveals Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chip

11/16/2011, 02:11 am

A teardown of Amazon's new Kindle Fire showed that the online retailer went with the 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor for its entry into the media tablet market.

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Developer survey finds iPad domination, growing interest in Kindle Fire

11/14/2011, 03:11 pm

A new poll of mobile developers has found that nearly all are interested in developing for Apple's iPad, while the still-unreleased Amazon Kindle Fire is already the second-most-popular Android device among developers worldwide.

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Review roundup: Amazon Kindle Fire a bargain, but no threat to Apple's iPad

11/14/2011, 08:11 am

Priced at just $199, Amazon's new Kindle Fire meets expectations as a low-cost touchscreen tablet that works relatively well despite some quirks, though it can't compete directly with Apple's iPad.

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Amazon ramps up Kindle Fire production to 5 million units in 2011

11/10/2011, 03:11 am

Faced with greater than expected demand, Amazon has increased orders for its Kindle Fire tablet to a total of five million by the end of the year, according to a new report out of the Far East.

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Amazon buys voice recognition startup Yap to counter Apple's Siri

11/09/2011, 04:11 pm

As competition between Amazon and Apple in the mobile devices market continues to grow, the online retailer has purchased a voice-to-text company called Yap.

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26% of Amazon Kindle Fire buyers delaying purchase of Apple's iPad

11/09/2011, 09:11 am

A new survey of customers who plan to buy Amazon's Kindle Fire touchscreen tablet found that 26 percent of those said the product has prompted them to delay or put on hold a purchase of Apple's iPad.

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Barnes & Noble to take on Kindle Fire, iPad with new $250 Nook Tablet

11/07/2011, 12:11 pm

Barnes & Noble on Monday unveiled its next-generation Nook Tablet, a new 7-inch touchscreen device with a color screen that's a direct competitor to Amazon's new Kindle Fire.

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Amazon reportedly planning switch to 8.9" display for next-gen Kindle Fire

11/03/2011, 11:11 pm

Amazon is rumored to be changing its product roadmap for its 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet, with plans to make the second-generation model with an 8.9-inch display.

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Apple says Amazon Kindle Fire will further fragment Android

11/03/2011, 12:11 pm

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook and Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer recently indicated they are not concerned by Amazon's forthcoming $199 Kindle Fire tablet, as they believe it will only serve to fragment the Google Android platform.

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Legal issues prompt Apple to remove Amazon Cloud music player from App Store

11/01/2011, 08:11 am

A third-party iOS application that streamed music from Amazon's Cloud Drive service has been removed from the App Store due to legal complications with the music industry.

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Barnes & Noble expected to launch new Nook tablet on Nov. 7

11/01/2011, 01:11 am

Book seller Barnes & Noble is expected to unveil a new tablet to compete with Amazon's Kindle line and Apple's iPad through a "very special announcement" at an event on Monday, Nov. 7.

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Amazon income drops as Kindle Fire burns margins

10/26/2011, 02:10 am

Online retailer Amazon announced on Tuesday lower than expected third quarter earnings and guided for potential losses in the fourth quarter, as its low-margin strategy with the Kindle Fire could pose a threat to future profits.

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Steve Jobs biography arrives early on iBooks, Amazon's Kindle [u]

10/23/2011, 10:10 pm

The much-anticipated authorized biography on Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has arrived a few hours early for customers who purchased the book through Amazon's Kindle ebook platform or the iBookstore [updated].

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Amazon introduces new HTML5-based eBook format

10/21/2011, 07:10 pm

Amazon on Friday announced a new HTML5-based e-book format called Kindle Format 8 (KF8), that will allow publishers to create content with rich formatting and advanced design elements tailored to the company’s tablet and e-reader lines.

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LG, AU Optronics allegedly supplying 7.85" iPad screens to Apple

10/18/2011, 11:10 am

Rumors of a "mini" iPad continue to persist, with a new report out of Taiwan claiming that Apple has purchased 7.85-inch displays for a smaller version of its touchscreen tablet.

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Apple rumored to counter Amazon Kindle Fire with 'iPad mini' in 2012

10/12/2011, 09:10 am

Spurred by the recently announced Amazon Kindle Fire and its $199 price, Apple is rumored to be exploring a new low-cost iPad for release in the first few months of 2012.

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Apple rivals, partners & press pay tribute to Steve Jobs

10/06/2011, 12:10 pm

For the first time in at least 30 years, Time magazine stopped its presses when news of Steve Jobs's death broke. The publication's latest issue with Jobs on the cover will hit newsstands Friday, and will join numerous other tributes to the late Apple co-founder.

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