Rumors of a new version of Amazon’s Kindle Fire have been building for months now and it is anticipated that the company will release details of the new device within the next three weeks. AllThingsD has jumped on the rumor bandwagon and released details of what we can expect from the new Fire. Talking with “sources familiar with Amazon’s plans” and with developers who have been approach to ensure that their apps work on the new device, it seems that the biggest difference in the new Kindle will be the display. The current Kindle Fire has a 1024 x 600 display while the new device will sport a 1280 x 800 display similar to that found in [...]
Although Android hasn’t made huge inroads into Apple’s dominance in the circa 10-inch tablet market, it has carved itself a nice niche in the 7-inch sector. The leader of this category is Amazon with its 7-inch Kindle Fire. However, that could all be about to change now that Google has announced (and is very close to shipping) its Nexus 7 tablet.
Google has executed a master stroke in its positioning of the Nexus tablet. First, it is technically superior to any other 7-inch tablet on the market (with its quad core CPU and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean). Second, Google has priced it exactly to compete with the Kindle Fire. And third, Google is selling compelling [...]