Tag Archive: Kindle Fire

Now Imagine If Amazon Had Bought Palm And WebOS

Sep. 14, ‘12: Tuesday night, while everyone was gearing up for Wednesday’s iPhone 5 event, the reviews for Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD tablets went online. The consensus seems to be: Amazon’s hardware is solid, its media ecosystem is vast, its prices are … Continue reading →

Amazon’s New Kindles

Sep. 6, ‘12: The one I’m most interested in is actually the Kindle Paperwhite. I’ve never actually bought a Kindle before — I’ve tested a bunch, but never felt I needed to own one — but I think the new light-up display could … Continue reading →

Amazon Kindle sales almost triple to ???

Jan. 31, ‘12: As expected, Amazon didn’t reveal how many Kindle Fires it sold last quarter in today’s earnings report. But it did say that Kindle unit sales grew 177% year-over-year during the 9 weeks ending Dec. 31, 2011. That’s better than Apple’s … Continue reading →

Kindle Fire purchase intent already at one-third the iPad’s level

Nov. 21, ‘11: When people think about buying a tablet, Apple’s iPad is (obviously) still their first pick. But it’s impressive how many people are aware of — and are considering — Amazon’s newish Kindle Fire tablet. According to ChangeWave survey results, for … Continue reading →

The new gadget spec sheet

Nov. 15, ‘11: Gadget specs! That’s apparently the hot topic this week. In an era of software and cloud services, do lengthy comparison matrices full of hardware stats actually matter anymore when making a purchase? Or do people want to buy stuff because … Continue reading →

The most impressive thing about the Nook Tablet is that it exists

Nov. 7, ‘11: Barnes & Noble announced its latest Nook e-readers today, including the Nook Tablet. For details, check out Peter Kafka’s liveblog at All Things D or extensive coverage at The Verge, including a handy tablet comparison chart. The Nook Tablet is basically a … Continue reading →

Why the Kindle Fire is actually good for Google

Sep. 30, ‘11: One of the prevailing opinions about Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet is that it’s bad for Google. That is primarily because it’s taking some control of Android away from Google, further fragmenting the Android platform, and will probably do better … Continue reading →

10 things Apple must do in response to the Kindle Fire

Sep. 30, ‘11: Keep making the iPad awesome That’s about it, seriously. Sure, there may be some price tweaks someday, but that’s always been on the table. And if people decide they love 7-inch tablets more than 10-inch tablets, maybe someday Apple will … Continue reading →

Kindle Fire shoots to Amazon’s no. 1 best-selling gadget

Sep. 29, ‘11: No surprise, but Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet — available for pre-order — is already the company’s best-selling electronics gadget. The new $79 Kindle is no. 2, and various Kindle models actually make up the top 12 gadgets on Amazon … Continue reading →

5 takeaways from today’s Amazon Kindle event

Sep. 28, ‘11: Amazon is a fantastically interesting company. Sometimes, it is the first big company to a market, and sometimes it isn’t. Sometimes, it does great work, and sometimes it doesn’t. But it’s definitely not boring. The new Kindles are going to … Continue reading →