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- Kindle Paperwhite is the best Kindle we’ve ever made by far, but there are certain limitations and changes from prior generations that we want you to know about.Kindle Paperwhite does not have audio or Text-to-Speech. This makes the device smaller and lighter than it would otherwise be. Audio and an improved Text-to-Speech engine are supported on Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.
- Under certain lighting conditions, the illumination at the bottom of the screen from the built-in light is not perfectly even. See examples More >
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 >
A few days back ReadWriteWeb has run a story regarding iTune and Kindle magazine subscription cost comparing with Zinio, and user experience in three platforms. We reported the story here. The main point of that piece was that Apple and Amazon are charing high for digital magazine subscription even though the user experiences in both platforms are no way better than Zinio. However, ReadWriteWeb didn’t compare the prices/costs of the same magazine title across platforms making it impossible to find how much more you’re paying for such subscription.Magazine Title Kindle Price 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 >
Unlike Amazon, Kobo has partnered with other companies to feed contents except ebooks for Vox. The company has partnered with Zinio for magazines, PressDirect for newspaper, RDIO for music, and GetJar for apps. In a recent post we elaborate what apps come in-built with Vox.Kobo Vox doesn’t allow access to Google Android Market for apps. You rather have to get apps from GetJar.
What surprises me is that GetJar app market have Amazon’s apps for Kindle which is the competitor of Kobo in the ebook market. In other words, you can buy ebooks from Amazon and read them on Kobo Vox. Definitely, Amazon 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 >
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:
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 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 >
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:
Picture courtesy: GigaOM
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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 >
In a few hours Amazon is going to unveil Kindle Fire – the new customized android tablet. There are lots of speculations on the tablet. However, reports suggest that it wouldn’t be a fancy one, not even an iPad competitor. Bloggers and reporters discuss about Kindle Fire’s entertainment aspects so much that the readability issue has been totally ignored. Of course you can watch movie, listen music, run android apps – Amazon has that ability to provide such kind of contents as they are in place already. However, what most importantly is being ignored in all reports that Amazon’s main business 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 >