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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Kindle Voyage, Kindle For Kids, Kindle With More Storage: Ready For October Release

Amazon is unleashing a litany of new and improved models of its Kindle tablet and e-reader line. For those interested in some pre-Black Friday holiday deals, the models are set to go on sale in October. “Are phablets killing tablets?” wrote Anna Attkisson of Tom’s Guide, “Amazon is definitely not jumping on that bandwagon.” The amount of updates corresponds with …

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Kindle Fire Being Doused, Says Analyst

For Amazon, the Kindle Fire has been a huge success in the 7-inch tablet category. For the past two years Amazon’s device has competed with the largest mobile industry players – Apple and Samsung. Now, with Amazon preparing to announce its updated Kindle Fire lineup, news has come that Amazon’s hold on the tablet market may be slipping. Analyst firm …

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Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students

One of the promises that came with the growing tablet market was an end-run around college textbook price-gouging. Students everywhere were supposed to be using interactive textbooks and doing homework within social class apps by now. Obviously, that hasn’t happened yet, but Amazon is still pushing to make sure it’s tablets are in the hands of students. Slashgear is reporting …

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Wal-Mart to Stop Selling Amazon Kindles

Customers visiting the Amazon website will certainly see that the online retailer has new Kindle ereaders and tablets out this fall, but those perusing the electronics section of Wal-Mart might never know. According to a memo sent to store managers this week, Wal-Mart will no longer sell Amazon Kindle ereaders and tablets. The memo was obtained by Reuters, which reports …

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Amazon Announces Whispersync For Voice and Gaming

Amazon today announced the new Kindle Fire, two Kindle Fire HDs, and the Kindle Paperwhite, along with some amazing pricing that could seriously challenge Apple in the tablet space. However, if you weren’t paying close attention to the news coming out of Amazon’s press conference today, you may have missed that its Whispersync service has moved beyond books and movies, …

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Kindle Fire 2 Leaked Pic Hits the Web

When Amazon announced this morning that the Kindle Fire had sold out, it was clear they were happy to be hinting at the impending announcement of the Kindle Fire 2 on September 6th. Now the leaks have begun, meaning that many of the rumors Amazon will neither confirm nor deny will soon be replaced by facts. The Verge has obtained …

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iPad Mini Details Leaked in Anticipation of Launch

It looks as if the long-rumored iPad Mini might finally get a debut, and just in time for the holiday shopping season. The specifications of the device are all but announced at this point, but a few more minor details about Apple’s first mini tablet were leaked this week. 9 to 5 Mac was able to obtain some details of …

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Kindle Fire 2 May Roll Out on August 7

A Taiwanese newspaper is reporting that the next-generation Kindle Fire tablet will be released on August 7. The China Times states that components for the device have begun shipping to Quanta, the world’s largest manufacturer of notebook computers. The newspaper is reporting that the next Kindle Fire will have a metal frame, and an updated, higher resolution display from LG. …

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Nexus 7 vs. Kindle Fire: Which Should Get Your $200?

When Google unveiled the Nexus 7 at Google I/O last week, it struck right at the heart of the growing 7-inch tablet market. The Nexus 7 might be shiny and new, but how does it stack up to the current king of the 7-inchers, Amazon’s Kindle Fire? Here we break down the features of both tablets so that you can …

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Harry Potter Books Now Available Through the Amazon Lending Library

Amazon announced today that Amazon Prime members can borrow all seven Harry Potter books through the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library. The Lending Library is Amazon’s service that allows Prime members to “borrow” an ebook once per month from a selection of over 145,000 books. The Harry Potter books are available for borrowing in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish. “Nowhere …

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Google’s Nexus Tablet May Prompt Competitors to Cut Prices

With Google’s rumored $199 Nexus tablet possibly entering the market in 2012, other entry-level tablet vendors might be pressured to lower their prices. Google has reportedly paired up with Asus to manufacture a device that will go up against Amazon’s Kindle Fire – but might also pressure other companies like Acer, Lenovo and Samsung to lower their prices. On average, …

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