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Amazon updates Fire tablets & TV products, introduces $50 tablet & $100 4K Fire TV

09/17/2015, 10:09 am

Amazon on Thursday announced seven new hardware products from its Fire lineup of tablets and streaming TV accessories, including an entry-level tablet that costs just $49.99, and a new $99.99 Fire TV with support for 4K video content.


Amazon Prime Day kicks off with $49 Kindle, $79 Kindle Fire HD 7, $24 Fire TV Stick

07/15/2015, 09:07 am

As a part of Prime Day, an attempt to spur Black Friday-level sales from Prime subscribers, Amazon on Wednesday discounted a number of electronics, including several Kindle readers and Kindle Fire touchscreen tablets.


Though Apple's iPad sales shrank, Amazon's Kindle Fire took 70% nosedive last quarter

02/02/2015, 12:02 pm

The worldwide tablet market saw its first-ever year-over-year decline in the holiday quarter, but the biggest losses were seen by Amazon, which saw shipments of its budget-priced Kindle Fire series plummet 70 percent.


Apple's iPad reaches 78% North American tablet share as Amazon's Kindle Fire passes Samsung, Google

07/22/2014, 01:07 pm

iPad is making gains in North American tablet web usage, reaching an 78 percent share in Apple's "first quarter-over-quarter usage share gain since June 2013," notes a new report by Chitika.


Activations of Apple devices grew by 2.3 times on Christmas Day

12/27/2013, 01:12 pm

The rate of device activations for Apple more than doubled on Christmas Day this year, though the real winner was Amazon, whose low-margin Kindle devices saw a 24-fold surge in new devices for the single day.


Apple's iOS App Store still handily trumps Google & Amazon offerings in new analysis

11/18/2013, 08:11 am

Apple's iOS platform is widely considered to have the best mobile application ecosystem, and a new analysis of the App Store comparing it to Google Play for Android and the Amazon Appstore for Kindle Fire supports the notion that Apple remains head and shoulders above the competition.


Amazon taunts Apple's new iPads, advertises smaller Kindle Fire HDX as 'lighter than Air'

10/23/2013, 10:10 am

In response to Apple's new iPads, Amazon took a direct shot at its competitor on the front page of its website Wednesday, saying the Kindle Fire HDX is "lighter than Air" -- even though the new Kindle achieves that weight with a smaller display.


Amazon announces high-resolution Kindle Fire HDX models, new Fire OS 3.0

09/25/2013, 01:09 pm

Online retail giant Amazon quietly unveiled new versions of its Kindle Fire line of devices this week, showing off a tweaked form factor and a novel on-screen helpdesk feature that could differentiate the company's lineup from Android tablets and Apple's iPad.


Kindle Fire sales continue at Amazon as hype builds for Apple's next iPads

08/22/2013, 01:08 pm

In recent weeks, Amazon has held a number of sales on its Kindle Fire lineup, and on Thursday the company's refurbished 8.9-inch model was discounted by $60, as the online retailer continues its efforts to carve away market share from Apple's iPad.


Barnes & Noble to exit cutthroat tablet hardware business, let partners build Nooks

06/25/2013, 11:06 am

While Barnes & Noble hoped its custom-built Nook tablet could compete with the likes of Apple's iPad and Amazon's Kindle Fire, continued losses for the bookseller have forced it to exit the hardware manufacturing business, leaving third-party partners to build future Nook devices.


Apple's iPad dominates online shopping traffic & revenue generation

05/22/2013, 01:05 pm

Despite growing competition from other tablets, Apple's iPad still accounts for a whopping 89.28 percent of e-commerce website traffic, and also rakes in more money on a per-user basis than any other platform.


Amazon launches, gives away millions in Amazon Coins to spur app downloads on Kindle Fire

05/13/2013, 10:05 am

Amazon on Monday celebrated the launch of its new Amazon Coins by giving “tens of millions of dollars” of the virtual currency to Kindle Fire users as part of its latest bit to attract customers to its own Kindle platform, and away from incumbents like Apple's iOS and Google's Android.


Hearst reaches a million digital subscribers on Apple's iPad, other platforms

05/03/2013, 11:05 am

Hearst Magazines has hit its goal of one million digital subscribers on devices like Apple's iPad, as well as competing tablets such as the Amazon Kindle Fire.


IDC: iPad dipped to 40% of tablet shipments in Q1 2013

05/01/2013, 02:05 pm

Apple's iPad fell to 39.6 percent of total worldwide tablet shipments in the first quarter of calendar 2013, according to the latest market data from research firm IDC.


Rumor: Amazon smartphone to sport 4.7-inch display, launch this year

03/27/2013, 11:03 am

Amazon is allegedly working on its own smartphone, which could launch as soon as the second quarter of2013 with a 4.7-inch display.


Amazon denies rumor of forthcoming $99 Kindle Fire HD

03/20/2013, 02:03 pm

A new report claims Amazon may be looking to attack the very low end of the tablet market with a $99 version of its Kindle Fire tablet, though a spokesperson for the online retailer has characterized the rumor as inaccurate.


Amazon, Samsung tablets inch up, but Apple's iPad still ahead by a mile

03/07/2013, 03:03 pm

The launch of Apple's iPad mini appears to have slowed the rate at which competitors have been able to eat into the company's overwhelming lead in the tablet sector, according to a new study out Thursday, even as Amazon and Samsung tablets continue to carve out their own share.


Apple's new iPad ad campaign promotes 300,000 apps "for everything you love"

02/16/2013, 10:02 pm

Apple has introduced a new billboard ad campaign touting not just the iPad and iPad mini, but drawing particular attention to their shared library of 300,000 apps, a notable departure from the ads of Samsung and other tablet vendors.


Kindle Fire & Android gain, but Apple's iPad holds commanding 81% tablet share

02/05/2013, 02:02 pm

Amazon's Kindle Fire — and, to a lesser extent, Android tablets — saw continued usage share growth after the holidays, according to a new report, but Apple's iPads remained the overwhelming tablet leader, with more than 80 percent of active users in the market.


Amazon boasts about Kindle's strong Cyber Monday, still withholds sales figures

11/27/2012, 12:11 pm

Amazon's Kindle platform saw its biggest sales day ever during the "Cyber Monday" shopping event, though the online retailer still refuses to disclose any actual sales data.