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Topic: Kindle Fire

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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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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Apple iPad accounts for nearly two out of every three tablet shipments

06/04/2012, 05:06 pm

Apple owned the lion's share of the worldwide tablet market in the first quarter of 2012 after shipping 11.8 million units, 11 times more than second place Samsung managed over the same period.

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Amazon planning to sell ads on Kindle Fire welcome screen

05/18/2012, 02:05 pm

Amazon has reportedly begun pitching to advertising agencies the opportunity to advertise on the welcome screen of its Kindle Fire tablet for a price of $600,000.

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Apple iPad takes 95% of all tablet web traffic

05/04/2012, 07:05 pm

A new study released on Friday claims that the combined users of the three generations of Apple's iPad account for an overwhelming amount of all tablet-based internet traffic.

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Kindle Fire shipments drop sharply as Apple's iPad takes 68% tablet share

05/03/2012, 11:05 am

Shipments of Android-based tablets including Amazon's Kindle Fire saw a "steep drop" in the first quarter of 2012, allowing Apple's iPad to grow to 68 percent of tablets shipped worldwide.

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Citibank creates Android tablet app exclusively for Kindle Fire

04/27/2012, 03:04 pm

Citibank has released a new banking app for tablets, but chose to support only Apple's iPad and the Amazon Kindle Fire with an "exclusive launch for Amazon Appstore for Android," a blow to Google's own efforts to deliver a modern Android tablet experience.

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Amazon Kindle app updated for Retina Display iPad

03/15/2012, 04:03 pm

App makers are prepping their respective online wares for the Friday launch of Apple's new iPad, releasing updates that fix bugs and and bring graphics upgrades which to take advantage of the tablet's high resolution Retina Display.

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1/3 of US & Europe projected to own a tablet by 2016 as Apple's iPad dominates

03/06/2012, 01:03 pm

Nearly 113 million Americans and 106 million Europeans will be tablet owners by 2016, according to a new projection that sees tremendous growth in the tablet market currently dominated by Apple.

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iPad & MacBooks combine to give Apple 27% share of all mobile PC shipments

02/23/2012, 12:02 pm

The combined total of iPad and MacBook shipments in the fourth quarter of 2011 gave Apple a whopping 26.6 percent share of the mobile PC market, nearly tripling the share held by second-place HP.

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Amazon gearing up to launch 10-inch Kindle Fire in Q2 2012 - report

02/20/2012, 04:02 pm

Amazon plans to expand its Kindle lineup and more directly take on Apple's iPad with a new 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet set to launch in the second quarter of this year, according to a new report.

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Amazon nears deal with Viacom as it readies standalone video subscriptions

02/07/2012, 11:02 pm

Amazon is reportedly close to finalizing a Web video licensing agreement with Viacom and is nearly ready to launch a standalone video subscription service that would challenge Netflix.

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Third-gen iPad's 'window of opportunity' expected to drive Apple market share gains

02/06/2012, 08:02 am

Apple's third-generation iPad is expected by one market watcher to soon arrive during an advantageous "window of opportunity," in which competitors have nothing significant to offer, that will further increase the company's lead in the mobile computing market.

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29% of Kindle Fire owners plan to spend more at Amazon, but only 54% very satisfied

02/03/2012, 01:02 am

A new survey has revealed that 29 percent of Kindle Fire owners plan to spend more money at online retailer Amazon, but only 54 percent of them said they were very satisfied with the device.

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Amazon earnings miss Street estimates, Kindle sales nearly triple

01/31/2012, 06:01 pm

Amazon misses Wall Street expectations with a 57 percent decline in net income despite tripling Kindle sales during the holiday season.

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Amazon "defined and dominated" low-end tablet market with 6 million Kindle Fires

01/30/2012, 10:01 am

While Amazon isn't selling half as many Kindle Fires as iPads, investment bank Stifel Nicolaus said Monday that first quarter shipments of the new tablet rose to 6 million, placing the Fire's ramp-up on par with that of the original iPad while carving out a strong-hold on the low end of the market this past holiday season.

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Apple maintains dominance of global tablet market with 58% share in Q4 2011

01/26/2012, 03:01 am

Shipments of 15.4 million iPads in the fourth quarter of calendar 2011 gave Apple a commanding 58 percent of the market, while Amazon's Kindle Fire helped heat up Android tablet shipments to a record 39 percent, according to one analysis.

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US tablet ownership nearly doubles to 19% over holidays

01/23/2012, 08:01 am

With Apple's iPad continuing to dominate the tablet market, total tablet sales in the U.S. nearly doubled to 19 percent ownership among adults after the holiday shopping season, according to a new report.

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Amazon expected to cut Kindle Fire orders in half as new iPad looms

01/20/2012, 09:01 am

Orders for Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet will reportedly be cut in half to 3 million units in the first quarter of 2012, with slower post-holiday sales and the anticipated launch of Apple's third-generation iPad.

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