It’s official. The tablet wars are really going to heat up this holiday season, because Jeff Bezos has officially unveiled the Amazon Kindle Fire. This is an Android-based tablet, but it won’t look like other Android tablets.
I hate Apple iPads for some reasons. Not being able to buy directly a book from my Kindle iPad app is just one of them. But then there isn’t a real alternative in the market that I want to switch to. Being an avid book reader, I keep adding more books to my virtual shelf, […]
Looking to get your family a Kindle Fire or Fire HD this holiday season? For those with small children, that means doing your best to watch what apps they are using and to make sure they aren’t getting into settings they shouldn’t be. The good news is that Amazon has now released a tool to make life much easier on parents with Kindle Fire hardware.
Barnes & Noble has yet to truly excite us with their tablet offerings, but this might finally be changing. Today they announced a brand new set of tablets, the Nook HD and HD+.
Love your Kindle? The Amazon Kindle is a great e-reader, but today the Kindle is getting even better. Amazon’s press event showed off several new members to the Kindle Fire family, but that’s not all. They even found a way to make e-readers exciting again.
It seems that the new Kindle Touch has been revealed, although unofficially, ahead of Amazon’s upcoming press event. What’s new for Kindle Touch? Kindle Touch with Paperwhite is essentially the Amazon equivalent of the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight.
Bloomberg was told by “two unnamed sources” that Amazon is working with Foxconn to build the upcoming Android smartphone. The so-called Kindle Phone would likely run the same modified version of Android as its larger Kindle Fire cousin.
In this past year, tablets have dominated sales over e-readers. Estimates are made that Amazon Kindle Fire has sold over 2 million units, and Barnes & Noble has sold a million of its NOOK Tablet. Both vendors were also successful in selling their previous models at the discounted prices. However, you shouldn’t forget another very popular tablet — the HP Touchpad, fire sales of which were bringing over 700,000 tablets in the hands of eager customers. Then, as the numbers of RIM Blackberry Playbooks sold at similar numbers to HP’s Touchpad, the popularity of having a well rounded more powerful device has grown significantly.
Google’s Nexus 7 is essentially the most successful Android tablet to date, though the Kindle Fire does follow closely behind it. With that in mind, would Google be wise to attempt to enter into the 10-inch tablet world with a Nexus 10? They certainly seem to think so.
The iPad Mini is here but some of us are finding it hard to get all that excited when similar tablets cost nearly $100 less. For $199 you can get the Nexus 7, sure it has a smaller screen but it also has a better resolution. You can even get a slightly weaker 7-inch Kindle Fire for just $169. That makes the starting price of $329 just a little hard to swallow.
Looking for an alternative to the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire around the same price? The Acer Iconia Tab A110 will arrive on October 30th for just $230.
There are many notable choices out there such as the B&N Nook HD, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD and – of course – the Asus-built Google Nexus 7. While all three of these certainly have merit, today’s review is going to focus on the Nexus tablet.
You thought the $199 Kindle Fire was a good deal? You thought OLPC was doing the right thing with cheap laptops? Archos is going even further with the announcement of the Child Pad, a seven-inch kid-friendly tablet that runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box.
Consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to tablets these days. There’s the iPad 2, of course, but you’ve also got an assortment of Android tablets, in addition to cheaper alternatives like the Kindle Fire. In the world of Honeycomb tablets, though, it can sometimes be difficult to really differentiate between the different offerings. Sony is certainly giving it a try.
In its AppStore, Amazon chose to never show its competion’s eReaders apps: Wattpad’s, Kobo’ reader, and Bluefire ePUB and PDF reader. After some talks of Amazon and Wattpad, the alternative eReaders now showing in the Amazon’s collection of apps, apparently available to download to Amazon Kindle Fires.
Anomaly: Warzone Earth is often considered one of the highest rated and received games for iOS, scoring a 95 at Metacritic . Now Kindle Fire users can join in on the fun thanks to a new port, which presumably should work on any Android tablet featuring 2.3 or higher, despite the release being focused on the Kindle Fire.
In addition to a range of tablets from companies like Apple and Samsung, Verizon Wireless is now starting its own line of self-branded tablets called the Ellipsis family. And it begins with the 7-inch Ellipsis 7.
A new rumor is suggesting that Amazon is working on two smartphones. One of the devices is said to feature a 3D user interface.
That’s why you should charge them up every chance you get and this dual USB car charger from PowerGen looks like it’s the perfect solution for all you road warriors out there.
Hisense Android tablets, the Sero 7 Lite and Sero 7 Pro, are getting a price cut. The tablets are now available for $79 and $129 respectively.
We know how popular the Ouya is and therefore it won’t be a surprise when we hear that more companies are interested in bringing out their own Android based gaming console. We earlier told you that Google could be working on one, and now it appears that Amazon might have something up it’s sleeves as well.
If you’re an app developer, then you’ll know how much trouble it can be to port your app across multiple platforms, especially if all you want to do is have a simple web app that can be accessed from everywhere by everyone. Amazon feels your pain and that’s why the Amazon Appstore is now open to HTML5 web apps.
Amazon’s GameCircle service is now available to all Android devices. The new upgrade and improvements to Whispersync are making the service a better competitor to the Google Play game service.
It looks like B&N is throwing in the towel when it comes to Nook tablet hardware. The company plans to instead turn towards partners for its tablet line.
An internal document claims Nook is ending its involvement in creating Android-based tablets by 2014, with Microsoft looking to buy the brand.
The Nook HD and the HD+ tablets have become more attractive as they are now available at discount rates from Barnes & Noble. The offer is available through Mother’s Day on May 12.
As part of their birthday celebrations, the Amazon AppStore will make available some of the most popular apps which were available as part of the Free App of the Day program on March 22.
When you think of major success in the tablet world, you certainly don’t think of HP in the same breathe. Can HP change this perception going forward?
Recently there have been many rumors of a Facebook possibly releasing a cell phone. However, Mark Zuckerberg has adamantly denied on two separate occasions, in July and in September, that these rumors are not true. However on Tuesday January 15th, Facebook has scheduled a press event. So the question is, what is the topic of this event?
Acer has now announced the Iconia B1-A71, featuring a 1.2GHz MediaTek dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM and a 7-inch display.
With the tablet market exploding, specifically in the 7 inch range, it is a surprise that Samsung has not done more to gain market share. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has been out for long enough with not enough return. Now, according to a benchmark posted on GLBenchmark, Samsung might be making another tablet in this category.
The iPad might currently be on top when it comes to tablets, but things may be shifting quickly, according to a new ABI Research report. Back in 2011 Gartner had suggested that Android would hold a 38% share of the tablet market by 2015, but ABI says that things are now moving much quicker. The latest data suggests that Android accounted for an impressive 44 percent of all tablets shipped during the last quarter.
With Nokia Lumia 920 selling rather strong so far, it seems that Windows Phone 8 is already starting to look like an early success story. Of course it hasn’t all been perfect. There have also been reports of rebooting issues, battery life and heating problems. It isn’t just the Lumia 920, almost every Windows Phone 8 handset has had a few problems.
The iPad Mini has had so many preorders that the shipping time has moved from November 2nd to “two weeks” for the base Wi-Fi only 16GB model.
Apparently Tokepa analyst Brian White believes that the iPad Mini is not only on its way soon, but that it will outshine the 3rd generation iPad.
The newest member to the ARCHOS tablet family is the ARCHOS 97 Xenon, an entry-level unit sporting a 9.7-inch 10248×768 resolution screen.
There was a lot of back and forth speculation about whether Alibaba was exaggerating the truth, or if Google really was using bullying tactics. It seems that Google has admitted that they did ask Acer to drop Alibaba’s OS because it would violate their OHA partnership.
According to Mark Zuckerberg through a Facebook Earnings Call today there is no reason to make an actual Facebook phone. Zuckerberg pointed out that Facebook is the most-used app on all mobile platforms, meaning that basically every phone out there is a Facebook phone.
While the sales of the Nexus 7 have been great, that doesn’t mean Google is going to sit back and just hope things continue- that’s where good advertising becomes crucial. The Nexus 7’s first video advertisement is all about a father and son camping out in the ‘woods’ with the WIFI-only Google tablet.
When it comes to iPad and iPhone cases there is a nearly endless sea of options to choose from, so what makes XhiBT’s offerings stand out? Today XhiBT announced its new Inspira collection of iPad and iPhone cases which are hand-made from a solid bamboo frame and finished off with a durable book-bound cover.
Here we go again. Rumors of a smaller Apple iPad have been around for as long as the iPad itself, but with the arrival of the Google Nexus 7, a so-called iPad Mini could really see the light of day.
According to iFixit, there is one clear advantage to the Nexus 7’s design versus the iPad- it’s extra space inside makes it much easier to repair.
ZTE has now licensed the Rightware Kanzi UI solution, which offers a 3D homescreen that helps ZTE’s new phones really stand out.