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Kindle Fire leads Amazon onslaught (roundup)

Taking direct aim at competitors like Barnes & Noble and Apple, Amazon announces three new e-readers and its first ever tablet, all priced below $200.

Amazon Kindle Fire

Taking direct aim at competitors like Barnes & Noble and Apple, Amazon announces three new e-readers and its first ever tablet, all priced below $200.

SNL's Seth Meyers pours cold water on Kindle Fire

Amazon's new Kindle Fire is clearly important enough to deserve a joke on "Saturday Night Live." It doesn't come out too well.
(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk)
October 2, 2011 2:25 p.m. PT

Amazon is not a hardware company

For all the great things about the Fire, including the low price, it's important to remember that hardware is not Amazon's business.
(Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman)
September 30, 2011 4:00 a.m. PT

Kindle Fire or...iPod Touch? (Ask Maggie)

The Kindle Fire's $200 price tag will no doubt shake up the tablet market, but how does it stack up against Apple's iPod Touch? CNET's Maggie Reardon gives you the rundown.
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
September 30, 2011 12:00 a.m. PT

Full review of the $79 Amazon Kindle 2011

Well, we love it, ads and all. The entry-level 2011 Kindle is a great choice for an ultraportable and superaffordable no-frills e-ink reader.
(Posted in CNET Reviews by David Carnoy)
September 29, 2011

Why Amazon's Kindle Fire is like a razor blade

commentary Taking a loss on the new tablet shouldn't be that surprising. It's all about locking up customers for the long run.
(Posted in Wireless by Roger Cheng)
September 29, 2011 2:08 p.m. PT

Amazon Silk: One step forward, two steps back

Faster mobile browsing is great, but Amazon Silk raises questions about supporting modern Web apps and sharing data with an e-commerce powerhouse.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 29, 2011 1:56 p.m. PT

What does Kindle Fire compete with, anyhow? Everything--and nothing

Amazon's upcoming tablet isn't precisely like anything else on the market. But that doesn't mean that it doesn't have any competitors. In fact, it has scads of them.
(Posted in Challengers by Harry McCracken)
September 29, 2011 11:49 a.m. PT

ZDNet: Amazon's Silk browser has serious security concerns

Silk looks to be very fast and about as private as a bathroom stall without a door.
• ZDNet: Amazon Silk--fast browsing or privacy, but not both
• ZDNet: Microsoft and Amazon--two browsers, two clouds and two different paths taken
(Posted in Networking by Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols)
September 29, 2011 7:50 a.m. PT

Amazon Silk: not just for Fire tablets?

Domain name registrations indicate Amazon has at least thought about bringing Silk to Windows, Mac, and Android.
(Posted in Deep Tech by Stephen Shankland)
September 29, 2011 6:49 a.m. PT

Amazon Kindle lights Fire under Android, RIM

The Kindle Fire's bang-for-the-buck is going to be hard to beat, putting a lot of pressure on Android tablets and BlackBerry's PlayBook.
• Amazon to lose $50 on each Kindle Fire, says analyst
(Posted in Nanotech: The Circuits Blog by Brooke Crothers)
September 28, 2011 10:43 p.m. PT

Amazon fires on Netflix with new Kindle tablet

Amazon's new Fire tablet, which comes bundled with a 1-month free subscription to Amazon Prime, is a significant offer that will put some heat on Netflix.
(Posted in Media Maverick by Greg Sandoval)
September 28, 2011 11:28 a.m. PT

The Kindle Fire's real threat is to Microsoft

With plenty of early buzz, the Kindle Fire may well become the first legitimate tablet alternative to Apple's iPad. That could pose challenges for tablets running Microsoft's Windows 8.
(Posted in Microsoft by Jay Greene)
September 28, 2011 11:23 a.m. PT

Kindle Fire an iPad killer? Yes. It's the price, stupid

commentary The Kindle Fire is smaller than the iPad and has half the features. CNET's Molly Wood argues that it doesn't need the other half, because it's less than half the price.
(Posted in Molly Rants by Molly Wood)
September 28, 2011 10:23 a.m. PT

Ten things we don't know about the Kindle Fire

For every interesting thing we learned about the Kindle Fire today, there were one or more important questions not answered.
(Posted in Crave by Dan Ackerman)
September 28, 2011 2:33 p.m. PT

Amazon Silk: Weaving a new browser

One of the key features in Amazon's new tablet is a Web browser called Silk. Amazon says the exclusive software can render pages faster than competitors, and save battery life in the process.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
September 28, 2011 10:16 a.m. PT

Kindle Fire sets a new (low) price point for tablets

commentary At $199, the Kindle Fire likely has a lot of rival tablet makers cringing, as Amazon redefines for consumers the cost of a quality tablet.
(Posted in Wireless by Roger Cheng)
September 28, 2011 9:52 a.m. PT

Kindle Fire vs. Nook Color spec breakdown

Compare the specs and features of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and the Barnes & Noble Nook Color.
(Posted in Crave by Donald Bell)
September 28, 2011 8:59 a.m. PT

Amazon unveils Kindle Touch and Kindle Fire tablet

Amazon announced three new e-readers and its first ever tablet, the Kindle Fire at an event in New York City. And the good news is that they're all priced below $200.
(Posted in Signal Strength by Marguerite Reardon)
September 28, 2011 8:57 a.m. PT
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Will the Kindle Fire threaten to burn the iPad?

Amazon's latest product is far more like an iPad than any Kindle before. But will it be enough--and what will it take--to shake up Apple's tablet reign?
(Posted in Crave by Scott Stein)
September 28, 2011 8:51 a.m. PT

To beat Apple, Amazon's trying to be Apple

Amazon's upcoming Fire tablet is aimed directly at Apple's iPad efforts, and Amazon's dipped into the same playbook to take on its rival.
(Posted in Apple Talk by Josh Lowensohn)
September 28, 2011 8:36 a.m. PT

ZDNet: Kindle Fire just nuked the tablet market

Amazon just split the tablet market with Apple. The Kindle Fire is subsidized because you'll shop more. Apple will stay high-end. Every tablet maker in the middle is screwed.
(Posted in Between the lines by Larry Dignan)
September 28, 2011 7:58 a.m. PT

Amazon Kindle Touch 3G vs. Kindle Touch vs. Kindle (2011)

A quick take on the features and differences between the three varities of e-Ink Kindle products announced by Amazon.
• Hands-on photos: Amazon's 2011 Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Touch 3G
(Posted in E-book readers by David Katzmaier and David Carnoy)
September 28, 2011 8:30 a.m. PT

Amazon Kindle Fire: 7-inch tablet, dual-core processor, $199

Amazon's first ever tablet, the Kindle Fire, with have a 7-inch display and $199 price.
(Posted in Crave by Matthew Moskovciak)
September 28, 2011 8:12 a.m. PT

Amazon unveils trio of Kindle e-ink readers

Amazon unveils the Kindle Touch for $99. A 3G version will retail for $149, while a cheaper no-touch version will sell for $79.
(Posted in Wireless by Roger Cheng)
September 28, 2011 7:30 a.m. PT

Amazon unveils Kindle Fire tablet for $199

Internet retailer's tablet will sell for $199 and could mark the first major challenge to the iPad.
(Posted in Wireless by Roger Cheng)
September 28, 2011 6:55 a.m. PT

$199 Kindle Fire, $99 Kindle Touch unveiled (live blog)

Amazon's $199 Kindle Fire is a 7-inch tablet with a dual-core processor, wireless syncing, and free cloud storage. Meanwhile, the $99 Kindle Touch e-reader is designed to rival the Nook Touch.
(Posted in E-book readers by David Carnoy)
September 28, 2011 4:15 a.m. PT