Many people are thinking of whether to buy Nook Tablet or Kindle Fire. It’s true that you can’t decide unless a clear picture what are the similarities and differences in physical and technical specifications and contents available between two devices. Here I’m not looking at the similarities, rather differences so that the capability of two devices can be distinguished. I put my comments in the third column. However, I’m not going to suggest one over another. You better make your judgment.Differences Between Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet
After Amazon announced its new set of Kindles we didn’t hear anything from its competitors like B&N. However, it was well-known at that time that B&N will announce a new Nook Color in the early November. And now we know the announcement is coming on November 7. In preparation of that B&N is going to lower the price of Nook Color 1 according to some leaked Wal-Mart flyer. Now we have another leaked document showing Nook Touch is going to be sold at $99.
Kindle Touch – both wifi and 3G – is expected to be released November 21, and a lot of people are excited to have multi-touch ereader from Amazon. While Amazon has added new features (with touch Kindles)like X-Ray (a new feature that lets customers explore the “bones of the book.” With a single tap, readers can see all the passages across a book that mention ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, places or topics that interest them, as well as more detailed descriptions from Wikipedia and Shelfari, Amazon’s community-powered encyclopedia for book lovers), and EasyReach (a new type More >
There are now five different variants of Kindle available on Amazon Kindle Store. While Amazon website has a great details regarding each models, they are not enough to compare the models so easily due to scattered information – little bit here, little bit there. I’ve tried to compile the information pointing to the differences between different models rather than similarities. This makes buying decision easy. I hope it will help you. If you’ve any question, please drop a line in the comment area. If I miss anything let me know. I’ll add that later.
Amazon has enabled an option to remove the in-built advertisements from Kindles those are being sold “with special offers”. For example, you have purchased a new Kindle wifi at $79 with special offer. The ads are shown on the Home screen of the Kindle. They are not shown while you’re reading. However, you have decided to get rid of adds. The only way you can do it by going to “Manage Your Devices” page and unsubscribe from “Special Offers”.
However, you’ve to remember that you’ll be charged $30 additional once you do that since the price difference between ad-supported and non-ad-supported More >
Amazon store has now at least 6 Kindles to choose from: 5 e-ink Kindle, 1 Kindle Fire Tablet. For a new Kindle enthusiast it’s sometimes hard to figure out which Kindle is more appropriate given some variations in design, interface, connectivity, functionality.
Here we ask you five questions, you answer them, and we’ll suggest you which one best for you. You don’t have to share your email addrerss with us. No information is saved on our database. You can take the test as many times as you want. Just reload the page, and do it again.
We call this KIndle Choice Tool.
If you’ve any question, More >
The rule is simple:
- you can have a touch screen 3G Kindle for the price of 3rd generation 3G Kindle now with only $10 difference. There is definitely no reason to buy a touch screen 3G Kindle unless some strong fascination for physical keyboard.
- If don’t need 3G service, then you can save $50 – go for a touch screen wifi-only Kindle for $99.
- If you don’t care about touch screen or physical keyboard, the you can save even more – almost $70. Go for a new basic Kindle at $79.
- If you have strong inclination towards tablet and you like to read magazines, and occasionally ebooks, and don’t need More >
Amazon is going to announce a new tablet on this Wednesday – Kindle Fire. It’s not clear, even though there are some speculations, that a new touch screen e-ink Kindle will also be announced. However, it seems a tablet is creating more buzz than a eReader like Kindle. The crave for low-cost tablets has reached such an hype that nearly every electronic company is jumping on releasing one. Now Kobo is on board with Kobo Vox. According to TechCrunch
The device is listed as being an “eReader Tablet,” so perhaps it’s something more akin to Barnes & Noble’s Nook Color or the Kindle tablet More >
AppleInsider reports by refering Concord Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo who has detailed three new kindle products that are expected to be announced at Amazon’s media event this Wednesday. These products are:
- A new 6″ e-ink kindle
- A new 6″ e-ink kindle with touch screen
- A 7″ IPS (e-ink and LCD) kindle tablet
According to AppleInsider report, the tablet ” is expected to be fairly spartan, as it will reportedly not include a camera, GPS, cover glass or 3G data functionality. Kuo also noted that the tablet will run an older version of Google’s Android mobile operating system”. And the price More >
TechCrucnch has blogged about the upcoming Amazon tablet. Amazon is going to announce the device on Wednesday in a press conference in NYC. Amazon has kept the whole thing secret so far, but reporters and bloggers are trying to find more information ahead of the press conference. Here are what we know so far about the tablet:
- Great savings: Save up to 80% off the list price of the print textbook
- Pay only for the time you need: Choose a rental length between 30 and 360 days and pay only for the exact time you need a book. Extend your rental for as little as one day or convert to purchase
- Rent once, read everywhere: Rent and read tens of thousands of textbooks on PC, Mac, Kindle, or your mobile device
- Keep your annotations: Access your notes and highlights anytime, even after the rental expires, More >
According to Businessweek, Amazon will sell more than 8 million Kindle by the end of this year. This has surpassed the most analysts’ prediction. Some estimates show that Amazon has already sold 3 million more than what was expected.
Analysts at Citigroup, Barclays Capital, BGC Partners LP and ThinkEquity LLC have estimated that Amazon will sell about 5 million Kindles this year. Caris & Co. predicted 4.8 million, while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. projected 4 million to 5 million.
Here are the main points of the Businessweek piece:
Recently Amazon had added the former CEO of Palm Jon Rubenstein to their board of directors. This has sparked speculation that Amazon is going to develop a [amazon_link id="B002FQJT3Q" target="_blank" ]Kindle[/amazon_link] tablet soon to compete with other Android tablets and iPad. To me, it’s most unlikely case as Kindle app is available for all kinds of tablets and android phones and iPhones. Amazon is monetizing by selling ebooks for all those devices. What’s the additional benefit of releasing yet another tablet. As Jeff Bezos has always said Amazon’s main focus is reading, a LCD tablet More >
Amazon has released an interactive fiction called[amazon_link id="B004EP3040" target="_blank" ] Dusk World for Kindle[/amazon_link]. Remember it works only on Kindle, not any Kindle app for iphone or desktop. Here is the description about the ebook:
Which path will you choose? It’s up to you to claim your destiny…
Dusk World is an interactive story for Kindle devices that combines interactivity with a graphic novel. The story takes place in Dusk City and combines crime, mystery, superhero and classic noir elements to create a vivid landscape full of colorful characters for you to interact More >
According to Amazon press release:
Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that bestselling author Warren Adler has made five e-books, none of which have been previously published in any format, available in the (www.amazon.com/kindlestore). These books, all of which draw from Adler’s skill as a novelist and his keen insight into the nature of intimate human relationships, will also be available in print editions through CreateSpace. All five books in the series – [amazon_link id="B004ASNBTA" target="_blank" locale="US" ]“The David Embrace”[/amazon_link], [amazon_link id="B004ASNC44" More >