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Topic: Kindle Fire

Amazon pulls anti-iPad mini ad with incorrect claim about stereo speakers

10/31/2012, 01:10 pm

Amazon has pulled an advertisement from its website slamming the iPad mini after it was discovered that Apple's 7.9-inch tablet does in fact feature stereo speakers.


Apple sells out of all iPad mini models as Amazon pans its price

10/29/2012, 08:10 am

As Apple sold out of its launch inventory of all iPad mini models, online retailer Amazon made a direct assault on the new 7.9-inch tablet, with a large ad on its front page saying the Kindle Fire HD offers "much more for much less."


Apple exec Phil Schiller defends $329 entry price of iPad mini

10/24/2012, 11:10 am

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller has publicly come to the defense of the $329 entry price of the iPad mini, saying he believes customers are willing to pay for quality that rivals like Amazon and Google don't offer.


Apple's smaller iPad forecast to become 'competition's worst nightmare'

10/19/2012, 09:10 am

Tablet makers have failed to compete with Apple in the $400-and-up market segment, and a new, smaller iPad priced below $300 is only expected to make matters worse for the competition.


Amazon reportedly in talks to buy TI's mobile chip division

10/15/2012, 10:10 am

Amazon is reportedly looking to bolster its mobile device division by purchasing the smartphone chip division of Texas Instruments.


'iPad mini' mockup compared to Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD

10/01/2012, 02:10 pm

A mockup of a 7.85-inch iPad has been photographed next to a Google Nexus 7 and 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, giving a better idea of what Apple's new, smaller tablet is expected to look like.


Google reportedly planning to launch $99 Nexus 7 by end of 2012

09/27/2012, 10:09 am

The race to offer the lowest-priced tablet on the market is rumored to reach a new level later this year, with Google reportedly planning to release a $99 Nexus 7 tablet.


Barnes & Noble introduces 9" Nook HD+ touchscreen tablet

09/26/2012, 11:09 am

Barnes & Noble has announced two new tablets in its latest Nook lineup, led by a larger 9-inch model that will compete more directly with Apple's iPad, as well as the new 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Amazon won't unveil larger Kindle Fire next week, report says

08/31/2012, 07:08 pm

Countering recent rumors, a report on Friday claims Amazon won't be taking the wraps off a new larger-screened Kindle Fire at its upcoming media event next week, a device some speculated the company would announce as a challenge to Apple's iPad.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.