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Amazon set to release new line of Kindle hardware, older models discounted and discontinued

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Handhelds, Rumors

Kindle 5

Amazon is seemingly set to unleash an update to its Kindle ebook readers across the board, as evidenced by the fact that the entire e-ink line is either discounted or discontinued. While the entry-level Kindle is still in supply, the $99 Kindle Touch isn't shipping for 3-5 days, while the $139 version that comes without ads is simply no longer available. The $149 Kindle Touch 3G is also unavailable, and the larger Kindle DX was discounted by $110 on Friday. Supply constraints and discounts like these aren't typical for the Kindle line, except in the instances where Amazon is set to refresh the line. Word on the street is that we'll see a Kindle event sometime in the next week or two that'll highlight updated models.

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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.

Click to continue reading Amazon Kindle 3.3 update details


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.


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.


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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