Gizmodo reports that you can even remove the ads in the recommendation bar on the home screen of 7″ Kindle Fire HD. But it comes at a cost of $15 fee. In the next Kindle Fire HD software upgrade, Amazon will allow that to happen. It;s a great news for those who get annoyed with constant ads from Amazon to buy things. Apparently, Amazon has to announce this after Nook HD and Nook HD+ have been announced by B&N yesterday. And B&N is proudly advertising that new Nook will not annoy you with ads as it happens with Kindle HD. However, if you want to opt-out of such ads the effective cost to buy More >
Kindle Fire been rooted! Did you expect it would happen so early? I didn’t. Amazon knew this would happen. And it has happened. The process of rooting was not that complicated as stated here with instructions. However it is not yet for the novice. Someone will come out with one click process for those who don’t have any software idea.Apple iPad Mini MD533LL/A (64GB, Wi-Fi, White)Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (32GB, Deep Grey)Samsung More >
Although Amazon goes out of its way to hide all traces of vanilla Android from its new Kindle Fire tablet, it turns out tech-savvy users can still install select third-party Android applications outside the auspices of the Amazon Appstore. These apps include Amazon competitors, like Barnes & Noble’s Nook app for Android.
Here are the steps to follow to install third-party apps:
- Go to the settings More >
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
According to a recent survey by GfK MRI women are 52% more likely than men to own an eReader and men are 24% more likely than women to own a Tablet. Drilling down to the brand level, women are 63% more likely than men to own an Amazon Kindle and twice as likely to own a Barnes & Noble Nook. On the other hand, the Nook Color’s ownership is now almost 75% women, according to Claudia Romanini Backus, Barnes & Noble’s director of developer relations. According to VentureBeat:
Why the Nook Color is so much more popular women likely comes down to two of its unique features: an extensive array of More >
About a week ago, we discovered some ‘Kindle Fire’-only contents like childrens’ ebooks and DC Comics books on Amazon Store. Since those titles are not available for e-ink Kindles it was our guess that there will be some new kind of format exclusive for Kindle Fire is on the way. Now it seems that we got the new format called Kindle Format 8 (KF8). It’s not clear whether e-Ink Kindle will support this new format. This new format will support HTML5 and CSS3. And Kindle Touch would be a good candidate for this format as well. However, limitations of e-Ink screen and the power of processor of More >
The new Kindle Fire is not out yet, and reports are coming in that Amazon is on the move to release a large screen Kindle Fire during the first half of 2012. According to Digitimes, Foxconn, the company behind iPad, has secured orders from Amazon for assembling second-generation Kindle Fire tablet. The current 7″ Kindle Fire is being assembled by Quanta Computer. There are some reports that Amazon contacted Foxconn to assemble 7″ Kindle Fire; but Foxconn tried not to jump in 7″ devices since they are more akin to work with iPad-like screen size.
Yes, you can, but with limited capacity. What you can do:
- You can everything that a Kindle, Kindle Touch or Kindle Keyboard can do
- Read and download Kindle ebooks
- Read PDF files directly, or through conversion. Similar for other documents formats
- Surf internet over wifi (it doesn’t have 3G capability)
- Probably be able to use in-built email app
- Listern to non-DRM music that you can load manually on Kire provided that they support formats like: non-DRM AAC, MP3, MIDI
- Watch non-DRM movies that you can load manually on Kire provided that they support formats like:OGG, WAV, MP4, More >
Many people are thinking of whether to buy Nook Color or Kindle Fire in the wake of Amazon’s release of a series of Kindles including 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.
There are some rumors that More >
A. Amazon is not going to ship Kindle Fire outside USA. However, you can still buy one using your foreign credit card or gift balance, but your shipping address must be in the USA – may be some some friends or family member who can later send you by mail. The other way to use some US mail forwarding service. But you need to remember that a lot of services like movies and MP3 downloads, magazine subscriptions etc will not work outside USA due to geographic restrictions on distribution. Amazon restricts such distribution either by identifying IP address or More >
Amazon is preparing contents and apps exclusively for Kindle Fire. Here I wrote a piece on such exclusive contents citing children’s ebooks a few days back. Recently Amazon got a deal with DC Comics to make 100 of its comics and graphic novels available for Kindle Fire. Kindle Fire will be shipped around November 15. And some DC comics ebooks are also ready for pre-order on Amazon Kindle Store. As of today, I have found two comics available for pre-order, and if you have already purchased Kindle Fire, and waiting for it to be shipped, you can pre-order them, and those will be wirelessly auto More >
It’s now well known that Kindle Fire has fired up the tablet market. Kindle Fire can be used for color magazines, newspapers, movie, music, web browsing etc. However, Amazon seems also developing reading contents exclusively for Kindle FIre. As an example, Amazon is promoting Kindle Fire as a eBook reader for children. In fact Amazon is developing some childrens’ ebook specially designed for Kindle Fire. It’s not known what would be the format of the ebooks, and how those ebooks will be deliverd to Kindle Fire. It seems a new Kindle reading application for Kindle Fire is on it’s way, or More >
Amazon Silk Browser has got a lot of attention with the release of Kindle Fire. Some of the discussions relate to privacy issue since every webpage you browse pass through Amazon server before you see it on device. It means Amazon server records all the information regarding what and how you’re browsing web. Amazon says that the information will be kept for no longer than 30 days. More from Amazon:
Q: With the comparatively low price, will you lose money on the device and make it up on services?
A: That’s not how we look at our business. … We need to try to make money off both devices and services and do that in a way that’s sustainable. That’s what we owe to our shareholders and we continue to do it.
Q: Will you have a lower-priced version of the Fire with offers [ads]?
A: Nothing to announce today.
Q: Are there any ports on the device beside the USB 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 >