Is the demand for the e-ink based e-reader dying out? look at the following figure:
According to iSuppli sales of e-readers like the Amazon Kindle and the Nook have peaked in 2011 with 23.2 million units. After that sales figure shows downhill. And its expected to continue next years. However, ereader sales show sharp uphill while downhill is much flatter.
We can expect a color screen eReader, an alternative to iPad or LCD type screen, to revamp the market.Apple iPad Mini MD544LL/A (32GB, Wi-Fi + Verizon 4G, White)
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Your school or business can now extend the benefits of Kindle to its students, employees, or customers. Whether you’re looking to distribute literature for class or use Kindle for your corporate training or incentive program, Whispercast helps you reduce the administrative cost and complexity of sending Kindle content and managing your Kindles.
Amazon has released send to Kindle – a Google Chrome browser extension for Kindle. You can send send content like news articles, blog posts, and other web content to your Kindle to read later from the web to your Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps. You can send content to one or more Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps or you can simply archive it in your Kindle Library to download later. Your last page read along with bookmarks, notes and highlights are automatically synchronized across your Kindle devices and Kindle reading apps. Amazon promises that ‘send to Kindle’ for Mozilla More >
ReadWriteWeb has just run a story about cost of digital magazine subscription comparing Zinio, iTunes, and Kindle. As you can see from the following table (thanks to ReadWriteWeb), the subscription cost is far less than the others. Although the story didn’t compare the prices for same magazine across three platforms, it can still be said that Zinio offers better prices. More importantly, the reading experience is way far better with Zinio on iPad. Kindle app on iPad can’t offer better subscription management of magazines. And magazines on any Amazon Kindle devices are not rich in terms of More >
Amazon is head-to-head with B&N again in regards to pricing of ereaders. B&N has just announced Nook Tablet at $249 – a $50 higher price tag but with double the size of the RAM and internal storage. Similarly, B&N cuts the price of Nook Touch to $99 – a $40 less price tag for a similar kind of device- Kindle Touch wifi – by Amazon. However, Amazon also selling the same device at $99 with special ads offer, which B&N is not doing. In response to B&N announcement Amazon didn’t cut the price of any of the devices. Of course, Kindle Touch wifi is not out yet, and a lot of people have already More >
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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.
Amazon has launched French Kindle Store, and the new French Kindle wifi is available for pre-order. No words yet regarding other models of Kindle yet. The price is EUR 99, which is equivalent to US$130. This is not ads supported one. That’s for U.S. only. However, non-ad supported U.S. kindle wifi is only US$109. In other words, Amazon is charging more on French Kindle.The Kindle will be available October 14, 2011.
Here is the list of what the French kindle Store offers now:
According to Amazon Kindle Team,
Our new Kindle Touch 3G enables you to connect to the Kindle Store, download books and periodicals, and access Wikipedia – all over 3G or Wi-Fi. Experimental web browsing (outside of Wikipedia) on Kindle Touch 3G is only available over Wi-Fi. Our Kindle Keyboard 3G will continue to offer experimental web browsing over 3G or Wi-Fi.
After almost 200 posts with title “Kindle Touch 3G – no more web browsing via 3G? “on the Kindle forum on Amazon, the Kindle Team has responded on the issue. Defintely, Amazon is trying to save money on 3G data. It’s not known how More >
Amazon Kindle eReader lost its number one sales rank on the amazon store. Kindle Fire has now number one in sales rank. In just three days after the announcement of Kindle Fire tablet along with three new kindle eReaders, Kindle eReader has slipped away from top rank for the first time in nearly three years. Kindle touch wifi with special offer now in second position in the ranking. The popularity of tablets, and people’s crave for a cheap but useful tablet (don’t have to be ipad-like) has made this happening. People are buying more Kindle Fire tablets than actual Kindle eReaders. However, More >
GigaOM have just published first hands-on on new $79 Kindle, which is the only one now available in store among 4 new Kindles Amazon has announced on Wednesday. You probably already now all the differences. I would better post some selective pictures from GigaOM website for you:
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have the storage. Previously, you could sent any document from your approved email addresses (you can add as many email address as you want to send documents) to your “firstname.lastname@example.org” or email@example.com account to be sent back to your Kindle as converted .mobi format. There was no way the original document could have been saved for future use. In fact, Amazon didn’t allow that. Now you have that opportunity.
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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 >