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Topic: Amazon

Kindle Fire's erosion of iPad market share offset by global iPhone demand

12/06/2011, 05:12 pm

Sales estimates for Apple's iPad were slashed by 1 million units for 4Q11 due to a strong Kindle Fire launch, but iPhone sales pick up slack with domestic and international demand driving a 1.5 million increase on previous figures.

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Kindle Fire usability study finds 'disappointing' user experience

12/06/2011, 01:12 am

A small usability study on Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet has found the device offers a "disappointingly poor user experience," especially with respect to web browsing and magazine reading.

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Asus aiming for tablet sales to eclipse netbooks in 2012

12/05/2011, 11:12 pm

Asus announced that it expects tablet shipments, which will reach 1.8 million units this year, to grow significantly next year, possibly even eclipsing the PC maker's shipments of netbooks in 2012.

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US judge says Samsung tablets unlikely to attract Apple's customers

12/05/2011, 07:12 pm

In her decision not to grant Apple a preliminary injunction against Samsung, US judge Lucy Koh stated that her decision was grounded in part on the fact that Samsung's sales were unlikely to tempt Apple's customers and instead come at the expense of other Android makers.

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Apple may build data center near Facebook, Google operations in Oregon

12/03/2011, 04:12 pm

Apple may join Amazon, Facebook and Google in having a large data center operating in Prineville, Oregon, if it follows through on plans to build the new facility.

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Apple executives say iPhone 3GS, Kindle Fire will expand interest in iOS devices

12/02/2011, 08:12 pm

JP Morgan analysts who met with top Apple executives note that the company's leadership views both its own iPhone 3GS and Amazon's Kindle Fire as devices that will attract customers to iOS as they "gravitate to more feature-rich experiences."

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Amazon Kindle Fire takes #2 tablet spot after shipping 3.9 million units

12/02/2011, 07:12 pm

Amazon is expected to "surpass all other iPad rivals" in the final quarter of 2012, with expected shipments reaching 3.9 million units, compared to an estimated 18.6 million iPad sales.

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Amazon says Kindle Fire is its best-selling product, but won't reveal numbers

11/28/2011, 03:11 pm

Amazon on Monday touted the success of its newly launched Kindle Fire, revealing it is the retailer's best-selling product, though it still won't disclose any actual sales figures.

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Tablet demand soars 130% on back of Apple's iPad, new Amazon Kindle Fire

11/21/2011, 08:11 am

Between Apple's iPad and the newly launched Amazon Kindle Fire, tablet sales in North America are set to reach record heights, rising 130 percent during the holidays of 2011.

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Amazon rumored to launch 8.9-inch Kindle Fire in Q2 2012

11/21/2011, 03:11 am

Amazon is prepping an 8.9-inch Kindle Fire model for launch by the end of the second quarter of 2012, a new report claims.

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Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet: an in depth review

11/20/2011, 11:11 am

Amazon's new Kindle Fire represents the company's first device to move beyond black and white ebook readers and into the realm of apps, music, videos and magazines, delivered using a color touchscreen.

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Amazon's Silk does little to accelerate Kindle Fire, HTML5

11/19/2011, 03:11 pm

An assessment of the new Amazon Kindle Fire's capabilities a web app client found it a "competent but minimal HTML5 platform" but reports that a key feature, its Silk server-side accelerated browsing is "not very noticeable."

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Major PC makers plan to concede tablet market to Apple, Amazon in 2012

11/18/2011, 08:11 am

Traditional PC makers like Dell and HP believe they have no advantages in the tablet market, and plan to phase out from competing with Apple's iPad, along with low-end tablets from content providers like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, in 2012.

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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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