Tag Archive: Kindle

Kindle Fire: No big threat to the iPad, but should sell well

Sep. 28, ‘11: Amazon’s Kindle Fire is what everyone expected: A small tablet, mostly for consuming media, watching video, playing games, reading Kindle e-books, browsing the web, and goofing around in apps. It is also cheaper than expected, at $199 — less than … Continue reading →

Order Amazon’s new Kindles and support SplatF in the process

Sep. 28, ‘11: Kindle Fire: $199 Kindle Touch: $99 with special offers or $139 without Kindle Touch 3G: $149 with special offers $189 without Kindle: $79 with special offers or $109 without Thanks for your support! (SplatF is an Amazon affiliate.)

Amazon launches Kindle book loans for local libraries

Sep. 21, ‘11: Starting with over 11,000 libraries. (And you don’t have to actually go to the library.) How does it work? Customers will use their local library’s website to search for and select a book to borrow. Once they choose a book, … Continue reading →

Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader: A nice complement, but not an app replacement

Aug. 11, ‘11: Amazon launched the Kindle Cloud Reader yesterday, which is basically an HTML5 web version of its reader app. I spent a little while playing with it last night. A few thoughts: It looks good — much better than the Amazon Cloud … Continue reading →

Where’s iBooks for Mac?

Jul. 26, ‘11: Apple’s OS X Lion launch has come and gone, and there’s still no iBooks e-reader app for the Mac. Today, the only mainstream way to read an e-book on the iPhone, iPad, and Mac is to use Amazon’s Kindle app. And … Continue reading →

Here’s how Apple is forcing a worse user experience on its customers

Jul. 25, ‘11: Amazon just updated its Kindle app for the iPhone and iPad to remove an important function: The link to its Kindle store where you can go to buy new e-books. Now, Apple device owners will have to figure out on … Continue reading →

Kindle 3G with ads now another $25 cheaper thanks to AT&T “sponsorship”

Jul. 13, ‘11: Amazon’s Kindle 3G with special offers now costs $139. That’s $50 cheaper than the ad-free version, and $25 less than it cost yesterday. The new subsidy is courtesy a sponsorship by AT&T, which provides the 3G connection. Why might AT&T want … Continue reading →

Google’s first Kindle clone: No sign of ads

Jul. 11, ‘11: Google’s e-books store platform has its first Kindle clone: The iRiver Story HD, which will go on sale at Target this month for $140. But it seems like iRiver and Google — the biggest online ad company in the world … Continue reading →