If you’re among those who are still on the fence about getting the latest Android-based Amazon Kindle Fire unveiled in late September, we have just one more reason that might make the scales tip in favor of getting the new gadget.
What could be more heavenly to book hoarders than the ability to borrow as frequently as one e-book a month for free and without due dates? Book lovers everywhere will rejoice as Amazon.com has announced a new e-book lending service called the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, exclusive for U.S. Amazon Prime members for a US$79 annual membership fee.
Under the program, customers can check out one e-book at a time and can keep it [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
While we were waiting for the Amazon 7″ tablet to appear in August according to the initial rumors, and later got pushed to October, it appears it won’t arrive until November this year. Also, the 10″ tablet may or may not come in Q1 2012, while it was initially planned for Q4 2011. But right on the tails of the Nook Color 2 rumors, Amazon wanted the world to know more about its tablet, so they showed it to MG Siegler from TechCrunch so he can write an article about it, although without being allowed to take pictures or videos of it. So let’s see what this 7″ tablet is all about.
The name will be “Amazon Kindle”, which is a bit [...]
One of the most common, if not the top, drawback in buying an Android-powered tablet would be the shortage of apps in the Market. That is, of course, compared to the number of apps for iPad. In response, most tablets come with built-in apps, but it has to be said that the number of third-party apps in the Market has steadily increased, with Android’s growth potential rising by the minute.
Six months after the release of Motorola Xoom, the first Honeycomb tablet, here are some recent app releases for social networking, productivity, and reading that are spicing up the platform.Social Networking
While the Twitter for Android app works rather well on Honeycomb, [...]
The New York Post has reported that the Amazon Android-based tablet will be “hundreds less” than an iPad 2. As the HP TouchPad showed us, consumers are interested if the price is right, even about a device they didn’t even know they want until that point. With a strategy that takes those people into account, Amazon might boost the Android tablet market share overnight.Like iPad, for half the price
If they are able to say this about their tablet (meaning the price will be $250 or less), then the word will quickly spread out that Amazon (a brand many people know and like) now has a tablet that is “like iPad, for half the price. Obviously, even at [...]
With Android now having the most free apps in the world, here are five apps that are not only advantageous because they’re free, but because they will help you save a fortune.
The Kindle app which will let you read e-books wherever you are is free to download. It’s a good news for bookworms who don’t have a preference for a reading setting, since the Kindle Store currently holds more than a million free books to download, as well as low-priced commercial e-books. Plus, no need to buy another device just to read books *ahem Kindle ahem*.
Using GPS technology, Vouchercloud will bring right to your [...]
The main problem that Android tablets have nowadays is trying to match the iPad. Going head-to-head in terms of features, functionality, and design with Apple’s tablet juggernaut is a daunting proposition. Apple’s early push has made it the benchmark of all future tablets; with a capacitive touchscreen and SSD, the iPad is a difficult beast to beat in terms of specs.
Another big problem is the price point – you can get cheap Android tablets; but don’t even think they’ll be a match for the iPad. Of course, the higher-end Android tablets can exceed the Apple’s current favorite in terms of performance and specs; but they’re a tad [...]
Amazon are stirring up quite a haze around their involvement with Android at the moment. Sure, the Amazon Kindle application for Android has been around for a while now, but we’ve recently learned Amazon might launch their own App Store for Android too. To become a developer for this Amazon App Store you have to pay a fee of $99 and Amazon will pay you a royalty equal to the greater of 70% of the purchase price or 20% of the List Price as of the purchase date. What is most interesting comes next…
It has subsequently been alleged that Amazon may release their very own tablet based device. This device will [...]
Amazon has made available its Kindle e-book reader for Android users. The newly launched app can be downloaded for free on Android devices running Android OS 1.6 or newer and lets users access over 620,000 digital books. Its features include book syncing, bookmarks, and annotations. The Kindle app is available now.