Amazon Kindle Fire

My Kindle Fire can do handwriting recognition: Here’s how

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

As readers may know, I’m an avid fan of handwriting recognition for mobile devices. This may not be everyone’s favorite input method, but it works well in many situations – writing one-handed on the move, for instance. And with my new Kindle Fire 7 in hand, I naturally wanted to [...]

How to read EPUB books from the new Kindle Fire’s microSD card

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 8, 2015 // 2 Comments

As already noted, I’ve just received my new Kindle Fire 7. And one of the first things I wanted to do with it was install my library of DRM-free EPUB books. Ideally, on the Kindle Fire’s microSD card. After all, that’s what external memory is about, right? Following David [...]

My Kindle Fire just arrived!

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 8, 2015 // 1 Comment

Yes, the moment I’ve all been waiting for: My spanking new Kindle Fire just stepped off the mail from the UK. All in one piece and doing just fine. I’ll give you some more feedback and user reports as soon as I’ve had a chance to do more than woot. (And that’s woot: not [...]

Amazon really wants to get those new Kindle Fires into your hands

By Paul St John Mackintosh
October 1, 2015 // 3 Comments

As most of the developed world now knows, yesterday marked the debut of Amazon’s new range of Kindle Fire tablets. And yesterday I had a demo of just how fast Amazon’s delivery can be – and how keen the company is to get you Kindled up ASAP. I ordered a new Kindle Fire 7 as a [...]

Are you asking the wrong question about the Kindle Fire 7?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 23, 2015 // 1 Comment

A lot of the peripheral commentary on the debut of the new Kindle Fire lineup, especially the ultra-cheap Kindle Fire 7, is revolving around whether Amazon can make any money off it. After all, $49.99, right? But is that question simply a no-brainer? The Motley Fool has just run an article, [...]

How to use the new Kindle Fire range’s microSD external memory

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 20, 2015 // 1 Comment

One of the most significant departures in Amazon’s new Kindle Fire lineup from previous iterations of the brand – and one rather lost in all the hoo-hah over pricing – is the inclusion of a slot for “a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage,” as well as [...]

Chikita Insights numbers show iPad still dominates North American tablet usage

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

The Fourth Quarter 2014 Tablet Update from research firm Chikita Insights shows a sustained and apparently unassailable lead for Apple in the North American tablet market. “iPad users generated 79.9% of North American tablet-based Web traffic over the month of September 2014 – a share [...]

CIRP Amazon Kindle report says: Hey, big (Kindle) spender

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 14, 2013 // 3 Comments

A report circulating at the moment, and being extensively quoted, from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), gives the research company’s lowdown on the status of the Kindle market, based on a survey of 300 “US customers of from the three-month period ending [...]

Rock your device with selfie Kindle covers – or something

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon has introduced a new scheme that could be ideal for the Christmas season: Customized Kindle covers with your own images used as the basis for the design. The “Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ Black Origami Case – ‘Create Your Own'” option, for instance, charges $54.99 for a [...]

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On 10-Inch Kindle Fire With Impressive Display

By Adrian Diaconescu
May 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

You’re familiar with the saying “Go big or go home?” Well, it doesn’t exactly apply to the tablet market nowadays, but the tide could turn soon enough. One of the biggest ongoing battles is for the small tab crown, with Google, Asus, Amazon, Apple, but also Acer fighting each other guns [...]

Kindle Fire HD 8.9" now in Japan and Europe, and at a lower price

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 13, 2013 // 0 Comments

Amazon has lowered the price on its Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ on the same day it introduced the device in Japan and Europe. The Fire HD now sells in the US for $269 for the Wi-Fi-only version, and $399 for the 4G version. Good news, or a sign that sales of the device are suffering? Honestly I [...]

Survey finds half of tablet consumers plan to buy an iPad

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

When looking for a new tablet, it seems consumers have Apple on the brain. The Yankee Group recently disclosed the results of a December survey in which it asked, “What brand of tablet do you intend to buy [next]?” For Apple, it was good news as nearly half of the 506 questioned [...]

New York Times Now Available on Flipboard for Android and Kindle Fire

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Flipboard made my list of great productivity apps in a previous post I wrote for GadgeTell (one of TeleRead’s sister sites), but until today I only used it on my iPad. Why? Because the New York Times was only available in the iOS version. Not only that, but previously, if you logged into [...]

Deal Alert: Save $50 on Selected Kindle Fires

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
February 4, 2013 // 3 Comments

Now until Feb 8, you can save $50 on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE with the code FIRELOVE at checkout. Here are all the details. A couple of restrictions to note: The deal is only good for one Fire per customer. And because you have to enter the code, it won’t work [...]

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