After recently launching their e-store in India, Amazon has now announced the availability of Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Paperwhite and the Kindle on the Kindle Store at Amazon.in. Last month Amazon had announced that its Kindle devices will be coming to 170 countries, but India was not in the list. More →
Amazon’s first Android tablet will launch this coming November at a price point significantly below Apple’s entry-level iPad 2, TechCrunch reported on Friday. According to the site, which claims to have handled a prototype of the device, the Amazon tablet bears a strong resemblance to RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook and it runs a highly customized pre-Honeycomb version of Google’s Android operating system. It also features deep integration with various Amazon services such as the Amazon Appstore and Amazon’s Cloud Player service. All of this has already been reported, however. Read on for more. More →
Amazon on Monday revealed a new discounted version of its popular Kindle eBook reader. Amazon’s announcement came on the same day Barnes & Noble announced its all-new NOOK eReader. When asked during a Q&A session after Monday’s press conference if Barnes & Noble would ever consider releasing an ad-supported NOOK, CEO William Lynch laughed and said it was highly unlikely — but Amazon seems to be having some success with the ad-supported model. Joining the company’s $114 ad-supported Wi-Fi Kindle is the new $164 Kindle 3G, which gives consumers the option of saving $25 and dealing with advertisements. The device is otherwise identical to the standard Kindle 3G, which features a Pearl E Ink display, a full QWERTY keypad and free 3G connectivity. Hit the break for the full press release. More →
Epson and E Ink have together developed an e-book reader display with a 300 pixels-per-inch display which practically means that you won't be able to see those pixels while you read stuff on any device with this display. Apps containing engineering diagrams, illustrations, Asian symbols and other intricate content, which couldn't run on Amazon's Kindle 167 pixels-per-inch display, will now be able to run on this technology by Epson and E Ink. The former will manufacture the 300 dpi or pixels-per-inch screen which will measure 9.68 inches diagonally and the latter will produce the platform that will control the display. This jointly-developed device is being shown at the E Ink booth at the SID event currently underway in Los Angeles.