Amazon could be trying the Netflix model for e-books soon. A Web page introducing a subscription service promising unlimited access to a vast library of Kindle digital books appeared and then quickly vanished on Wednesday.
Amazon India has announced a new try-and-buy offer for the Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Touch. As a part of this deal, you will be able to order the Kindle device and use it for 15 days, and if at the end of the trial period you aren t happy, the e-commerce site will refund the money you paid.
Amazon has posted a YouTube video to tease a major product launch on June 18 at an event in Seattle, hinting towards the launch of its much rumored smartphone. The event will be hosted by Amazon s CEO Jeff Bezos, who will most likely unveil the company s smartphone at the event.
Amazon has launched its Kindle Cloud Reader app in India. It is essentially a reading app that lets you read the books in your Kindle library on a web browser offline and without the need to download or install anything. It is compatible with desktop web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer (version 10 and above), as well as Safari on an Apple iPad.
Samsung Electronics today said it has partnered with Vodafone and Aircel, wherein users can download applications and games from Samsung app store and make the payment through their mobile bill. The company said starting May 1, 2014, the operator billing integration is available for both prepaid and postpaid customers of these operators for download.
Amazon and Samsung today announced the launch of a new app called Kindle for Samsung. This app will be exclusively available on the latter s Galaxy devices and will give users easy access to e-books from the store.
Rumors around Amazon working on its own smartphone have once again gained momentum. This time Wall Street Journal has reported that the retailer is prepping up to launch its smartphone with 3D capabilities in June. Adding to which, even CNBC has tweeted that Amazon s phones will come with 3D display capabilities and be shipped in September.
Amazon India has started offering EMI scheme option on purchase of Kindle readers including the Kindle and new generation Kindle Paperwhite, and Kindle Fire tablets. Under the easy EMI payment option, a brand new Kindle can be bought on a monthly installment of Rs 500 for 12 months and the Paperwhite (Wi-Fi) for Rs 900 per month installment for 12 months. The company is also offering special EMI promotional discount on the new generation Paperwhite and the basic Kindle 6-inch e-ink models which will be available for Rs 10,080 instead of Rs 10,999 and Rs 5,600 instead of Rs 5,999. This discount will be valid till April 15.
How do you make the best product in its category better? Especially when the existing product does not have any real competition and the product is loved globally. Amazon was faced with a similar problem with its Kindle Paperwhite e-book reader, which was by far the only e-book reader one should buy. Yet, Amazon had to come out with a new version in order to keep the sales up and keep people interested in its e-book reader in an era of tablets and phablets. The result is what Amazon calls the All-New Kindle Paperwhite, which should be an indication of the lack of any new groundbreaking feature when compared to the earlier generation Paperwhite.
Amazon has launched the new Kindle Paperwhite in India. It will be available from February 4 starting from Rs 10,999 for the Wi-Fi only version and Rs 13,999 for the Wi-Fi + 3G version, which is the same price as the previous generation Kindle Paperwhite.
Amazon s Kindle line of smartphones is a lot like Apple s television set: A mythical creature that is only whispered of among analysts and supply chain sources but that never actually materializes. But now Digitimes supply chain sources are claiming that next year will finally, at long last, see the debut of the Kindle phone.
Amazon India has started a limited period offer on Kindle e-readers including Kindle (6-inch) and Kindle Paperwhite 3G and Wi-Fi this Christmas. The company had started a similar offer around Diwali this year, and likewise, this offer too comes with similar discounts on Amazon devices. Under this offer, Amazon is offers a Rs 1,000 price cut on Kindle which will now cost Rs 4,999 than Rs 5,999, and the Paperwhite Wi-Fi which will come for Rs 9,999 (from Rs 10,999).
Back in September, Amazon launched the second generation Kindle Paperwhite and the company is already reported to be readying an updated version of the e-book reader. The folks at TechCrunch got to see a prototype, which they say brings in some hardware and software updates, including a higher resolution display.
Amazon India today has announced a limited-period special festive discount offer on the Kindle e-book reader and Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets. So the Kindle 6-inch is now available at a reduced price of Rs 4,999 instead of Rs 5,999. Also, the 16GB model of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet also gets a massive discount of Rs 4,000 and is now available for Rs 17,999. The price for the 32GB version of Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch is reduced to Rs 21,999, from Rs 25,999. Earlier, Amazon had slashed prices of the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch as well. The price of the Kindle Paperwhite remains untouched.
The elusive Amazon smartphone made a rare appearance in the news when the Financial Times reported that Amazon had partnered with HTC to build the Kindle Phone. Bloomberg continued to piece the puzzle together on Wednesday with a report that cited unnamed sources and claimed that Amazon has been in talks since at least June to develop handsets for sale to users of the Amazon Prime service.
Amazon has been exceedingly tight-lipped about its upcoming entry into the smartphone market. Rumors surrounding the Kindle Phone have been circulating for years, but a Financial Times report might be the most reliable claim yet that an Amazon smartphone is on the way.
A day after slashing prices of the Kindle Fire HD tablet, Amazon today announced its next generation of tablets - the Kindle Fire HDX - that takes a leaf out of Apple's playbook by being thinner, lighter and faster than the previous generation. The Kindle Fire HDX will also come in 7-inch and 8.9-inch variants and will feature a higher resolution display and faster 2.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. Amazon claims the 8.9-inch HDX is 34 percent lighter than the previous generation.
It appears that Amazon India has dropped prices of the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD. The tablet is now available for Rs 11,999 for the 16GB version (launched at Rs 15,999) and Rs 15,999 for the 32GB variant (launched at Rs 18,999). There have been no changes in the price of the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD that still retails at Rs 21,999 and Rs 25,999 for the 16GB and 32GB versions respectively.