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New Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader set for November 7

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds

Nook Color 2 event

Looks like Barnes and Noble is set to release some new Nook hardware on the heels of all the new Amazon Kindle goodness that's been all the rage in the e-reader world lately. It all goes down a week from today, and we expect to see a new Nook Color, but also wouldn't be surprised if the Simple Touch Reader got a facelift as well.


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Amazon Kindle 3.3 update details

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Software

Amazon Kindle 3.3

While Amazon prepares to ship out the Kindle Fire, it has quietly released a significant software update to the Kindle Keyboard, which expands cloud storage support for personal documents.

The Kindle Keyboard Software Update, Version 3.3, adds four key features:

  • The ability to store personal documents to your Kindle, for viewing anytime and on any supported Kindle app or device.
  • Whipersync for personal documents. This automatically synchronizes your last page read, bookmarks and annotations for personal documents, not including PDFs.
  • Kindle users can now purchase, view, and redeem AmazonLocal deals straight from their Kindles.
  • A Voice Guide shortcut: you can now quickly turn on Voice Guide, which reads aloud menu options and content listings, by holding the Shift key and pressing Spacebar.

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Amazon Kindle Fire sells 95,000 units on day one

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Handhelds

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon and retail partners took 95,000 pre-orders for the first Amazon tablet, the Kindle Fire tablet on its first day, according to a digital marketing firm.

That's about a third of the 300,000 first-generation iPads Apple sold on its first day, but still impressive given Amazon is only shipping the Kindle Fire on November 15.

On Wednesday, Amazon launched its first and long-awaited tablet, the Kindle Fire, for $199. Though it won't be released until November, Amazon and select retail partners, like Best Buy, began taking pre-orders and expect to to have the product shipped out in time for the holidays.

Pre-sales of Amazon's three other Kindles launched this week, the $70 original Kindle, $99 Kindle Touch, totaled approximately $25,000 units.

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Bleeding Edge TV 396: Amazon Kindle 2011 vs Amazon Kindle 2010

We bring you a comparison between last year's Kindle 3 (from 2010) and the new entry-level Kindle (2011) in this episode. We show you the size differences, compare the display refresh speeds, and go over more of the changes between the two models of Amazon's e-book reader. The new Kindle is available now for $79 from Amazon, with the Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire shipping this November. Be sure to get details on all the new Kindle hardware!

Also be sure to check out our Amazon Kindle (2011) unboxing video and Kindle (2011) photo gallery.

Big thank you to GoToMeeting and JackThreads for sponsoring the show - be sure to check them out! As for JackThreads, we've got exclusive invite codes that give you $5 to use towards anything you'd like.


Amazon Kindle 4 (2011) hands-on gallery

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, Handhelds

Amazon Kindle 2011

We've just got our hands on one of the new entry-level Amazon Kindle units that were part of the big Kindle announcements made by Jeff Bezos a couple of days ago, and we're definitely liking what we're seeing. The new Kindle is very noticably smaller and lighter than the previous generation (now known as the Kindle Keyboard,) and costs just $79 (with special offer screensavers.) We've put together a gallery showing off the device--take a look, and if you're interested, they're on sale now at Amazon.

Gallery: Amazon Kindle 4 (2011) hands-on gallery


Watch the entire Amazon Kindle Fire press conference now!

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Handhelds, Videos

Yesterday Amazon announced a slew of new Kindle hardware, including a long-awaited tablet, the Kindle Fire. We gave you the rundown of all the hardware, but you may want to take a look at the presentation, masterfully delivered by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, for yourself. Check it out above, and then go pre-order your Kindle Fire!


Amazon Kindle, Kindle Touch, Kindle Fire wrap-up

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Hot Deals, Software

Amazon Kindle, Touch, Fire

Today Amazon announced a slew of new Kindle hardware, and we covered it all extensively. We wanted to make sure you knew where to find the details on each new device, as well as how to order (or pre-order, depending on the device you want) the new goods as well. Here's what went down today:

Amazon Kindle Fire
Announcement: Kindle Fire: Amazon's $199 tablet e-reader
Pre-order: $199 at Amazon, ships November 15th

Amazon Kindle Touch
Announcement: Amazon Kindle Touch: Multi-touch, 3G, $99
Pre-order: $99 at Amazon, ships November 21st

Amazon Kindle
Announcement: Amazon launches new $79 Kindle
Order: $79 at Amazon, available now

In addition to all that new hardware, the company also announced its new Amazon Silk web browser.


Kindle Fire: Amazon’s $199 tablet e-reader

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Handhelds

Amazon Kindle Fire

That Amazon tablet we've been waiting on for months has finally arrived, and it's called the Kindle Fire. Amazon's looking to disrupt the tablet landscape with the Fire, and is pricing it aggressively at $199. So, what do you get for your money? Well, the Kindle Fire weighs 14.6 ounces and packs a 7-inch IPS display with Gorilla Glass protection, dual-core processor, 512 MB RAM, and 8 GB of on-board storage. It runs a forked version of Android that Amazon has prettied up in a major way, customizing and optimizing it to take advantage of Amazon's various services. The Fire also has Wi-Fi built-in, but lacks a 3G option, camera, and microphone.

Purchasers of the Kindle Fire also get a 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, which'll let you get a nice sampling of what the company's Video on Demand service offers. Other services you can access from the Fire include Amazon's Android Appstore, Kindle books, a host of magazines, Cloud Drive, Cloud Player, and the Amazon MP3 service. One nice feature is that WhisperSync, the technology that let you continue reading Kindle books from where you left off across multiple devices, now works with movies and TV shows. In other words, you can start a show on your Kindle Fire, and continue where you left off on your television. Another big feature is the inclusion of the Amazon Silk web browser, which does all the web processings on Amazon's EC2 servers, greatly speeding up the browsing experience.

You can pre-order a Kindle Fire now, and it'll ship on November 15th - check out the commercial after the break.

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Amazon Kindle Touch: Multi-touch, 3G, $99, ships November 21st

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Handhelds

Kindle Touch 3G

In addition to the $79 Kindle, Amazon also announced the Kindle Touch today. The Touch starts at $99 with special offers (or $139 without them) and features a new silver design. It's 8% lighter and 11% smaller than the Kindle Keyboard, and uses an IR touch system, eliminating the need for physical buttons for typing and page turning. Obviously, this also calls for a new UI, and we think it looks great. There's also a 3G model that sells for $149 with free global roaming. You can pre-order both models right now, and they'll start shipping on November 21st.


Amazon launches new $79 Kindle

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Handhelds

$79 Amazon Kindle

Amazon unleashed a bunch of new Kindle hardware this morning, and we're starting with the one that's available right now. The new Kindle costs just $79, and is the first model to be available for under $100, as the last model (now known as Kindle Keyboard) started at $114. It's 30% lighter and 18% smaller than its predecessor (probably due to dropping the keyboard,) but retains the same 6-inch display. This Kindle has special offers built-in, used as screensavers when you aren't reading. If you'd prefer not to have that "feature," then the price jumps up to $109. Again, this new Kindle is available now, so you can head right on over to Amazon to grab one, and you'll have it in your hands as soon as tomorrow.


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