Amazon’s recently announced Android-based tablet named the Amazon Kindle Fire has not only attracted the attention of preordering customers but also of patent companies.
Within just two weeks after Amazon debuted its 200-dollar Android tablet, SmartPhone Technologies LLC has already found the device allegedly infringing five patents that it owns.
The lawsuit was filed in the Texas Eastern District Court last Friday.
SmartPhone Technologies is a company owned by Acacia Research, which has been in the business of buying and licensing patents and has been contemptuously labeled as a patent troll by many in the industry. Amazon is not the only company that [...]
Amazon has recently announced the release of its own Amazon Kindle Fire tablet a couple of weeks ago and this has gotten people wondering whether it will be a good buy or not at US$199. If you are one of them and are still thinking whether this new device is worth your money, this post might help. Read on to find some tips weighing the pros and cons of the Amazon Kindle Fire.To Buy?Affordable price. The Amazon Kindle Fire is available for US$199. This is cheaper compared to most Android tablets, which are usually sold at US$300 toUS$500. Fast processor and wide screen. Slapping on a faster processor on the Amazon Kindle Fire simply just [...]
As Gingerbread continues to gain ground in the smart phone arena, the for-tablet iteration of the Android operating system called Honeycomb is making parallel progress in the tablet computer market as well. Vying for the lead are two devices that come from two different entities with very different positions. On the one hand is the Kindle Fire from Amazon and on the other is the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus from Android stalwart Samsung.
You wouldn’t know the Kindle Fire is an Android powered tablet from the look of the user interface. There have been some reports that Amazon actually went and designed this without Google’s blessing. But surface appearances aside, the Kindle Fire is [...]
Have you always wanted that perfect combo of tablet and laptop? Well hang in there, because Asus may have finally cracked the code. With detachable keyboard and all, this might be the perfect fit for users on the go that still want that incredible power and access to a nifty keyboard for some content creation on the move.
There is not much detail surrounding this device yet, but that doesn’t mean we have not heard credible rumors. Here are some of the best rumors and the ones we are most confident about:Ice Cream Sandwich? Kal-El Quad-Core Processor Connecting Keyboard (Hence “Transformer”) $499 Price-Tag Estimated 2 [...]
The Samsung Galaxy Note is a 5.3″ device that should be the biggest, yet still pocketable, Android device once it’s on the market. It blurs the line between a tablet and a smartphone. You could watch videos on it, play games, browse the web and read books, too. This is why it could a much more portable reading and media consumption device, while still being pocketable, than something like a Kindle Fire. So, let’s see how they stack up against each other.Samsung Galaxy Note SpecsProcessor: dual core 1.4 Ghz Exynos chip Display: 5.3″ Super AMOLED + Gorilla Glass Resolution: 1280×800 (285 PPI) Storage: 16 [...]
Amazon recently released its own ‘Fire’ Android Tablet, which will run on Google’s mobile OS. Despite using Google’s own program, it does not display the said company’s brand logo. Amazon even went to the extend of making its own browser for users to enjoy mobile web access.
Fire is now branded as the newest ‘iPad killer’. The newest 7-inch tablet device was built by the same group of people who came up with the RIM Playbook. Although it may cause severe impact in iPad sales, experts doubt that it can permanently kill the famous Apple tablet.
The Kindle Fire will be available to the market for 199 USD, meaning other brands of Android tablets such as Samsung, HTC [...]
While initially, I was hesitant to jump on the Amazon tablet bandwagon, and with crazy analyst projections of sales being somewhere north of 5 million units before the holidays, I have to say my doubts have since melted away.
As the video below will demonstrate, Amazon’s not messing around. They have created, what looks to be, a truly unified experience that is running on excellent hardware. Amazon is pricing the tablet aggressively at $199, and for the specs that are underneath, that’s an incredible deal. While the 7 inch form factor won’t appeal to everyone, it’s certainly likely to have a huge following. Plus, it’s rumored that [...]
Amazon is going to hold an event tomorrow, and all rumors point to them announcing and showcasing their upcoming Android-based tablet, the Amazon Kindle Fire. The latest rumors about the specs of this tablet are very contradicting, with some saying the tablet will sport a dual-core OMAP 4 processor, while others are saying it will have an older OMAP 3 processor (much like the original Nook Color).
I don’t think Amazon should be fighting to have the best specs in this tablet, but it all depends on what kind of tablet they want to have in the first place. An OMAP 3 single core processor should be more than enough for what is basically still a reader. And it remains [...]
Every tablet really wants to be the iPad 2 Killer and take the throne away from Apple’s golden boy. A lot of companies have boasted that their product will be the one to take away Apple’s top spot. A lot of it is pure hype, and with what little we know about the long rumored Amazon tablet(s), this may be the one to finally do it. The tablet itself is shrouded in mystery, but is still making big waves despite the lack of information.
Still, it may all end up like the HP TouchPad. HP may have ended up failing in the business department, but all of the critics were saying that it was the closest to delivering the iPad 2 experience. With its rather messy [...]