The Amazon Kindle Fire has sparked interest with developers coming from North America, a new study reveals.
North American developers are most interested in the Amazon Kindle Fire to develop apps for. Image: Amazon
According to a new report from research firm IDC and Appcelerator, the Kindle Fire edged the Samsung Galaxy Tab as the tablet developers are most interested in making apps for.
The study reveals that 49 percent of respondents said they were very interested in developing apps for …
As competition in the tablet industry heats up, Amazon started shipping the Kindle Fire a day earlier than expected on Monday.
Amazon shipped its Kindle Fire tablet a day earlier than expected on Monday. Image: Amazon
The move is in light of the imminent release of the Barnes & Noble Nook tablet, another contender to the iPad and Kindle Fire.
The Kindle Fire is being sold by Amazon for $199, with an upfront loss of about $10, as it hopes the new device will kindle consumption of media by …
Amazon also loses money upfront on its most affordable Kindle. Image: Amazon
It turns out Amazon is not only losing money upfront on the most expensive Kindle it manufactures, the Kindle Fire, but also with the cheapest Kindle it sells.
The news comes from the research company IHS iSuppli, which was also the firm which said that Amazon will lose about $10 with every unit sold of its Kindle Fire tablet.
According to IHS iSuppli, the most affordable Kindle costs $84.25 to make. That’s …
Amazon has acquired Yap, a provider of solution for voice recognition on mobile offerings. Image: YapInc.com
Amazon has reportedly acquired Yap, an automated voice recognition services provider for mobile applications, reports note.
The acquisition was first dug up by Charlotte blog CLT which tacked down a Securities and Exchange Commission filing which alerted it to the acquisition.
Nonetheless, Amazon seemingly wants its acquisition of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Yap to be as quiet as …
The Barnes & Noble Nook Color’s price has been cut ahead of the expected launch of the Nook Tablet tomorrow, November 7.
Barnes & Noble will launch the Nook Tablet – its answer to the Amazon Kindle Fire – tomorrow. Image: Engadget
The Nook Color’s price has been dropped by $50 by Best Buy ahead of the unveiling of Barnes & Noble’s answer to the Amazon Kindle Fire.
The current price of the Nook Color on BestBuy.com now is now about $200.
Meanwhile, the company is set to …
Amazon has launched its digital lending library for Kindle device owners living in the US.
The Kindle Owners’ Lending Library is open to all members with Prime accounts and allows them to choose from over 5,000 titles, including over a hundred New York Times Bestsellers and read them free of charge.
Amazon said that Kindle users who are Prime members can read as frequently as one book a month from the Lending Library without due dates.
The world’s largest online retailer also added that …
Amazon is reportedly talking to the Chinese government to launch its line of Kindle devices in the country, a report from a local media outlet reveals.
Amazon is in talks with Chinese regulators to launch the Kindle line of e-readers and the Kindle Fire tablet in China. Image: Richard Masoner / Cyclelicious / Flickr (CC)
According to Sohu IT, Amazon Senior Vice President Marc Onetto told them on Thursday that the American company is currently in talks with Chinese regulators about launching …
Amazon is entering the electronic book market in Japan, a report from the respected Nikkei business daily reveals.
Amazon will enter the Japanese e-book market this year, the Nikkei reports. Image: OiMax / Flickr (CC)
According to the publication, Amazon will officially launch its Kindle e-readers in Japan within this year which would also signal its entrance into the e-book market of the country.
Furthermore, the Nikkei revealed that Amazon is near finalization of a deal with publishers …
The anticipated iPad challenger from Amazon, the Kindle Fire, will hurt the company’s profit margins, a report from Bloomberg.
Amazon’s profit margins will be decreased by the Kindle Fire tablet. Image: Dekuwa / Flickr (CC)
According to the publication based on data from IHS Inc., Amazon will lose about $10 on each Kindle Fire unit they sell.
Nonetheless, Amazon is hoping that the Kindle Fire will ignite music, books, movies and other merchandise sales coursing through Amazon, the report …
American lawmakers have expressed privacy concerns about the Amazon Silk browser to be deployed with the latest tablet from the internet commerce giant, the Kindle Fire.
The U.S. Congress want privacy concerns about the Silk browser of the Kindle Fire tablet addressed. Image: Amazon
In a letter to billionaire Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Rep. Ed Markey, who co-Chairs the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, expressed concerns of the Congress about the privacy of users of the Silk …