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Lock & home screen ads aid Amazon's aggressive pricing of Kindle Fire HD

09/07/2012, 11:09 am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD undercuts the competition by presenting advertisements to users on both the device's lock screen and home screen, helping to subsidize its low price.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD called 'ambitious,' but unlikely to dethrone Apple's iPad

09/07/2012, 08:09 am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD lineup offers a variety of options at aggressive price points, but Apple's iPad particularly with the anticipated October launch of a so-called "iPad mini" is expected to remain the market leader.

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Amazon announces $499 Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE with $50/year data plan

09/06/2012, 02:09 pm

Amazon took a direct shot at Apple on Thursday when it unveiled its new Kindle Fire HD 4G LTE, with the same $499 starting price as Apple's current generation iPad. But the main selling point is a new $50-per-year, 250-megabyte-per-month 4G LTE data plan.

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Amazon debuts $299 8.9" Kindle Fire HD, $119 e-ink Kindle Paperwhite

09/06/2012, 02:09 pm

Amazon on Thursday announced its new Kindle lineup, led by a 16-gigabyte 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD priced at $299, along with a $199 7-inch model, an updated $159 Kindle Fire with a faster processor, and a new e-ink frontlit Kindle Paperwhite starting at $119.

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Apple, publishers offer e-book pricing concessions to avoid antitrust suit

08/31/2012, 10:08 am

Looking to avoid an antitrust suit from the European Union, Apple and four publishers have offered concessions to retailers, including Amazon.com, that would allow them to sell e-books at a discounted rate for two years.

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Amazon says Kindle Fire takes 22% of US tablet market, won't disclose sales

08/30/2012, 01:08 pm

Amazon on Thursday issued a press release boasting that its Kindle Fire has accounted for 22 percent of tablet sales in the U.S., but still did not publicly state exactly how many tablets the company has sold.

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Amazon expected to unveil new Kindles at Sept. 6 media event

08/24/2012, 09:08 am

Amazon has announced that it will hold a media event on Sept. 6, prompting speculation that the company plans to unveil a new lineup of Kindle tablets and e-readers.

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Apple's iPad further dominates with 68% share of tablets shipped

08/02/2012, 01:08 pm

Apple retained the lion's share of the tablet market in the second quarter of 2012, dominating with a 68.2 percent market share.

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Amazon Cloud Player adds iTunes Match-like scan and match

07/31/2012, 03:07 pm

Amazon on Tuesday greatly enhanced its Cloud Player service with new scan and match technology, competing with Apple's own iTunes Match.

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Apple stepping up trademark fight against Amazon Appstore

07/26/2012, 02:07 pm

Apple's efforts to fight the Amazon Appstore name have picked up, with a new court filing accusing Amazon of intending to confuse consumers.

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Amazon set to introduce 'five or six' new Kindle Fire models - report

07/23/2012, 01:07 pm

Amazon is expected to dramatically increase its Kindle Fire tablet lineup from just one model to five or six, according to a new report.

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Google Nexus 7 parts estimated to cost $152

07/11/2012, 03:07 pm

The parts that make up Google's new $199 Nexus 7 tablet have been estimated to cost $152, suggesting the company could eke out a small profit after development costs are accounted for.

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Amazon GameCircle for Kindle Fire takes on Apple's Game Center

07/11/2012, 10:07 am

Touting it as a "new gaming experience for Kindle Fire," Amazon on Wednesday launched GameCircle, a social network for games akin to Apple's Game Center.

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WSJ: Amazon testing smartphones with 4-5" displays

07/11/2012, 02:07 am

On the heels of last week's report that Amazon is working on a smartphone, another mainstream media outlet claims the retailer is already testing handsets sized between four and five inches and could begin mass production of a device as early as late 2012.

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Amazon to launch at least three new Kindle Fire models this fall, report says

07/06/2012, 09:07 pm

A new report claims that Amazon will begin production of follow-up models to its Kindle Fire in late summer ahead of a possible fall rollout that is expected to bring new screen resolutions and 4G wireless compatibility to the 7-inch tablet.

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Amazon reportedly planning smartphone to take on Apple's iPhone

07/05/2012, 11:07 pm

A new report claims Amazon is working on a handset that will compete directly with Apple's iPhone and Google Android smartphones.

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New Amazon Kindle Fire will push price of current model to $149 - report

06/15/2012, 10:06 am

Amazon is expected to release a new 7-inch Kindle Fire with a higher resolution screen for $199, which would push the current model to an even lower price of $149, according to a new report.

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Kindle for iPad adds children's books, comics, graphic novels

06/14/2012, 11:06 am

Amazon on Thursday updated its Kindle application for iPad, adding support for children's books, comic books and graphic novels purchased for the Kindle platform.

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Amazon launches Cloud Player app on iOS App Store

06/12/2012, 10:06 pm

A year after launching its Cloud Player music tool, Amazon has released an iOS app for it, bringing functionality that will compete with Apple's own iCloud and iTunes.

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Demand for Kindle Fire collapses as Apple's iPad continues to dominate

06/05/2012, 08:06 am

A new survey of potential tablet buyers has found that the Amazon Kindle Fire is "floundering," while Apple's iPad remains the most popular and satisfying choice for consumers.

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