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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 libertyc
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 Amazon.com from the three-month period ending [...]

Rock your device with selfie Kindle covers – or something

By libertyc
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 [...]

Deal Alert: Amazon Slashes Price on 7-Inch Kindle Fire HDs in Time for Mother’s Day

By Adrian Diaconescu
May 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

As if to confirm a 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet is in fact in the works and coming our way soon, Amazon has decided to slash the prices of the thing’s existent smaller siblings, namely the 7-inch Fire HDs. However, the promo likely has nothing to do with the alleged coming of the 10-incher, being [...]

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 libertyc
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 libertyc
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 libertyc
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 libertyc
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 [...]

On Black Friday, Kindle Fire comes with a free gift card

By libertyc
November 22, 2012 // 1 Comment

Jon Cog of the Me and My Kindle blog gave us a very convenient heads-up yesterday about Amazon’s Black Friday plans for the Kindle Fire. As he reports on his site: Amazon’s retail-store partners, like Best Buy, OfficeMax, Staples, or Office Depot, [are] reportedly not allowed to lower [...]

Kindle Fire-usable version of OverDrive is now available in Amazon's app store

By libertyc
October 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Kindle Fire-usable version of the OverDrive e-library app has now reached the Amazon app store. That could give the app’s Android version a nice boost—the Fire is essentially an Android machine turned into an Amazon cash register. Fire owners earlier had to go to the OverDrive site to [...]

Will Amazon open physical stores to sell Kindles, Kindle Fire tablets?

By libertyc
September 25, 2012 // 0 Comments

Late last week Wal-Mart announced that it will no longer sell the Amazon Kindle and Kinde Fire in its stores, joining Target in in rejecting the devices. While the argument could be made that the razor-thin margins on those products contributed to that decision, the real reason is clearer: [...]

Spotify now available on Kindle Fire

By libertyc
August 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

I’ve never been much of an app freak, but Spotify is one of the few services that seems to nearly always be running on my home laptop. And while I haven’t yet tried out the Spotify app on my new Android phone (it’s also available on Androids tabs, natch), the Verge points out [...]

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