Amazon has updated Kindle Fire to version 6.2.1 with small interface tweak which adds the ability to remove items from the carousel on the home page. The other major change is the ability to lock Wi-Fi.
Amazon Kindle Fire was out in November 15 and it is selling like hot cakes making it the number 2 tablet of choice behind Apple iPad. Amazon’s success is the pricing Kindle fire at $199 also their huge content library and built-in base of customers.
We think that Apple will not reduce price of upcoming iPad 3 but produce cheaper version of iPad 2S to complete with Kindle Fire.
Amazon began shipping its Kindle Fire today, a day earlier than it expected. This is due to competition from Barnes & Noble’s rival Nook tablet. The Kindle Fire will cost US$200 and features a seven inch of Android-powered tablet combined with a responsive multi-touch display. It has no camera, microphone, GPS function, Bluetooth or memory-card slot.
Amazon.com has unveiled Kindle Fire tablet to a press event in New York City on September 28.
Kindle Fire will price at $199 Kindle Fire and will feature a 7-inch color screen based on the Android operating system and powered by a dual-core TI OMAP4 processor, capable of steaming videos and running demanding video games.
The device has an eight-hour battery life, no camera, 8Gb, has Web and email access via Wi-Fi only and no 3G models at this time.
Amazon.com has sent out invitations “Please join us for an Amazon.com press conference” to a press event in New York City on September 28.
The Amazon tablet will most likely sell for about $250 with screen size of seven inches. The Amazon tablet will operate by touch, runs Google Android OS, WiFi, no camera, 6Gb and backlit instead of e-Ink (Kindle).
Amazon is launching a 7 inch tablet for $250 this November. The tablet will feature button-less front, 6Gb storage, no camera, modified Android OS, and more.
Amazon has confirmed that the company’s website is in the midst of a redesign that will simplify and optimize it for tablets. The new design features less clutter, more white space, larger menu navigation buttons, a re-worked search bar and more emphasize on Instant Video, MP3s, Cloud Player, Kindle, Cloud Drive, Android apps and audio books.
Amazon plans to introduce a tablet computer before October in a move that will heighten the online retailer’s rivalry with Apple. It will feature a 9-inch device running Google’s Android OS and no camera.
Apple now requires all in-app purchases would now go through Apple. This would effectively cut off Amazon and Sony from selling their products through the app. The recent Sony app for their e-Reader has been rejected because of this.
Apple wanted to have a cut of the sales from Amazon and any other ebook sellers. Apple wants its 30 percent share of content sales whenever possible.
ChangeWave research found that 32 percent claimed in November to have an iPad as their e-reader while Amazon has 47 percent. 75 percent of iPad owners were very satisfied but only 54 percent of Kindle owners were similarly confident. Looks like the iPad is fast gaining on the Kindle.
Amazon is taunting Apple’s iPad in a new ad promoting the Kindle. In the commercial, Amazon shows a geeky iPad owner frustrated with not being able to read his device in daylight, while the bikini-clad Kindle user next to him has no such problem.
Amazon is trying very hard to get users to buy Kindle when the company knows it is a much inferior product to Apple’s iPad. iPad has higher resolution, colour display, backlighting and more compared with the Kindle.