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Kindle Fire Sold At A Loss?

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Before we start applauding the millions of pre-sales that are already behind Amazon’s Kindle Fire, keep in mind the expensive involved in developing the tablet. According to HIS iSuppli they performed a detailed breakdown of the Fire and have concluded that it would cost about $201.70 to manufacture each device.

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Amazon Appstore’s “Free App” costs developers plenty

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You see, the way that you can get your Android app featured on the front page of the Amazon Appstore is to agree to be the "Free App of the Day." The idea is you get the promotion, build up the user base, and gain more sales down the line as a result. However, there is a stipulation in there that goes contrary to earlier assumptions.

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iPlayer for Kindle plays videos… as comic strips

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BBC's Mark Longstaff-Tyrrell is bringing video playing capabilities to the Kindle by way of the iPlayer for Kindle. Longstaff-Tyrrell essentially took the BBC iPlayer video streaming service and adapted it to the Kindle platform by tossing in some software coding of his own and adding closed captioning. You can "watch" the videos on your e-reader because the iPlayer takes DVB digital TV and closed captioning info, together with any frame that has dialogue involved, and puts them together.

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