All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kindle Fire’

Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today

The Kindle Fire HD has already been available in the US for over a month. As such, it’s easy to forget that the newest gadgets take a while to reach other parts of the world. The Kindle Paperwhite just made it to Japan yesterday. Now some new Kindles are making their way across the Atlantic. Amazon announced today that the …

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Amazon Could Buy Texas Instruments’ Mobile Chip Division

Amazon in reportedly in talks with Texas Instruments to buy its OMAP (Open Multimedia Applications Platform) mobile chip manufacturing business. According to the Israeli website calcalist.co.il, Amazon is looking to compete with other chip manufacturers such as Qualcomm and Samsung. Texas Instruments announced earlier this month that it would be shifting its business away from wireless technologies to focus more …

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Apple iPad Accounts For 98% of Tablet Web Browsing, Report Says

As popular as Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets are, it seems that customers who use the tablets are not often using them to browse the web. Onswipe, a company that specializes in creating touch-screen experiences for the web, today released the results of a new study that looked at what tablet devices people were using to access their websites. The unsurprising …

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Amazon Details The Kindle Fire HD Emulator

It’s been a little over two weeks since Amazon launched its latest Kindle device – the Kindle Fire HD. Developers are already hard at work crafting custom experiences for the tablets updated specs. Of course, developers might not have every device to test their apps on when it comes time to put the final touches on said app. That’s why …

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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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Kindle Fire Gaming Gets A Facelift

The Kindle Fire, and its new HD iteration, want to be the gaming tablet of choice. For now, Apple’s iPad is the king of mobile gaming, but the Kindle Fire HD can easily catch up. To that end, Amazon is introducing a number of new aesthetic features that developers can take advantage of. The big change is that Amazon now …

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iFixit Tears Down The Kindle Fire HD, Finds It Easy To Repair

iFixit is one of the greatest sites on the Internet today. There’s something euphoric about watching electronic devices being reduced to their core components. Of course, it was only a matter of time before they got their hands on the new Kindle Fire HD. How easy is it repair Amazon’s new wonder device? Let’s find out. The guys at iFixit …

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Kindle Fire HD Shipments to Top 5 Million This Fall

The Kindle Fire HD launches tomorrow, upping the stakes once again in what appears to be a competitive mini-tablet market. As a media retailer, Amazon is well-positioned to take advantage of their tablets as media consumption devices. Though the original Kindle Fire wasn’t the most powerful tablet and ran on a very limited OS, sales were good enough that millions …

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Amazon Details Kindle Fire HD Development Requirements

The Kindle Fire HD is launching later this week. Amazon needs developers on board to make sure early adopters have plenty of apps to use once they get their hands on the device in the coming weeks. They already released the tools that developers will need, but they’re now just getting around to detailing the requirements. The Kindle Fire and …

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New Kindle Fire Devices Point Users To Trending Web Content

It looks like Amazon has gone with Microsoft’s Bing as its default search engine on the new Kindle Fire devices’ Silk browser, but the browser also has some other new things in store, compared to the previous version. The latest version of Silk has improved page load speeds, improved HTML5 support, and some UI changes. Here’s what it looks like: …

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Relive The Magic Of Amazon’s Kindle Announcements

Surely, you all know about the new Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite by now. Amazon unveiled them yesterday during its press event in Santa Monica. Unfortunately, we couldn’t watch the unveiling because Amazon wasn’t live streaming the event. Well, we now have the next best thing – a recording of the event. If you missed the event yesterday or just …

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Amazon Wants To Help You Make Kindle Fire HD Apps

The Kindle Fire HD is pretty awesome, isn’t it? The new 7 and 8.9-inch tablets are likely to give Apple a run for their money. Like all hardware, however, the true strength of these new tablets are in the apps. To that end, Amazon is giving developers all the tools they need to start making Kindle Fire HD apps today. …

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