Amazon has officially announced its second-generation Paperwhite after the company mistakenly released details earlier today.
Eagle-eyed spotters over at a Croatia-based forum noticed that Amazon had posted an image to its site on Tuesday promoting a new Kindle Paperwhite. That image included a picture of the device, along with a laundry list of improvements customers can expect when the device is expected to be made available later this month.
Although the image was taken down, Amazon on Tuesday announced that the device is real, and all of the details included in that leak are accurate. The new Paperwhite will come … Read more
Knowing that Amazon has a log of all your purchases stretching back nearly two decades may give you the willies, but for past print-book purchases, it soon could work in your favor.
Tuesday, the e-commerce giant announced a coming MatchBook program that will offer customers a corresponding Kindle version of certain print books purchased at any point since Amazon came into existence.
The program has two catches, at least initially. One, the list of eligible titles is far from comprehensive. Two, while some of the digital copies are available free, others will cost up to an additional $2.99 on … Read more
Amazon Kindle customers could get more than double what was previously estimated from the recent Apple e-book lawsuit settlement, the company posted in its forum on Friday.
Pending court approval, some customers who previously purchased books from the publishers involved in the case are estimated to receive between $0.73 to $3.82 per Kindle book thanks to more publishing companies agreeing to the settlement, according to the Amazon. The US Attorneys General had previously said the refund would range from $0.30 to $1.32.
The refund is the result of a $165 million settlement from a lawsuit in which the US Department of Justice accused Apple and several of the nation's largest publishers … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- The 404 Special Feature: Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant (podcast).
- The Internet explained by (three) prisoners who have never seen it.
- Three years after being banned, Bang With Friends returns as "Down."
Amazon launched a Mexican Kindle store, publishing platform and local brick-and-mortar sales in the country's Gandhi chain of booksellers Thursday, bringing the popular e-reader directly to a Latin American market.
Early this year, Amazon opened up sales of its Kindle Paperwhite e-reader for delivery in more than 175 countries, after it was previously only sold in the US, Japan, and some European countries. This takes the business directly into one of Latin America's biggest markets.
On Thursday, the e-commerce giant said that Kindle and Kindle Paperwhite are now available in Gandhi Stores at a suggested price of 1,… Read more
When you bought your Kindle Fire HD tablet, you didn't know you were getting a Roku box as part of the transaction. After a fashion, anyway.
See, like a lot of Android-powered tablets, the Fire HD allows for mirroring to your TV. In other words, what you see on the small screen gets duplicated on the big one. That actually gives the Fire a big advantage over a Roku, as it allows for a lot more viewing material -- not just apps like Hulu and Netflix, but also browser-based content, YouTube videos, and even games. Let's take a … Read more
At this point in the game I'm guessing that everybody who wants a tablet already has a tablet. So why keep posting tablet deals?
Because maybe you're ready to ditch your first-gen model for something newer. Or you've decided to trade up from a 7-inch screen to something larger. Heck, maybe you've decided to repurpose your existing tablet as a photo frame, digital cookbook, Google Chromecast (way cool hack!), or whatever -- and now you need a new primary tablet.
Whatever the case, the deals keep coming, and I'd be remiss if I didn't … Read more
A new Kindle Fire HD tablet may be on the way, at least according to new benchmarks found online.
Specs from GFXBench specifically point to an Amazon tablet with a 2,560x1,600 pixel display. A further peek reveals a Qualcomm Adreno 330 graphics processor, which almost certainly means the device will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 chip.
The specs line up with information recently obtained by blog site Boy Genius Report.
Citing intel from "multiple trusted sources," BGR said that Amazon will refresh all three models of its Kindle Fire tablet lineup this fall. The … Read more
It's my personal belief that, across the board, gadgets should be tough enough to handle your real life. I don't think phones should require cases -- Gorilla Glass is more than strong enough to take a drop, and it's perfectly feasible to design devices that can handle bangs, biffs, and dunks without being completely destroyed. (Side note: Why does the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active even exist? Why aren't all versions of the S4 dust-proof, shock-proof, and waterproof? See what I'm getting at here?)
Anyway, the good news is that I've found over and over … Read more