Amazon Fire Tablet announced

The Kindle Fire will feature a 7-inch touchscreen, dual core processor and sell for $199, considerably less than recently announced Android tablets from Acer, Asus, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba.

Amazon Tablet expected to arrive this week

For the last few months, perhaps one of the tech industries worst kept secrets was that Amazon was developing a tablet. This Wednesday at a press conference in New York City, Amazon is expected to unveil that new tablet.

At Bat 11 for Android Available for free on Sept 23rd

With one week left before the start of the 2011 Major League Baseball Postseason, the Amazon Appstore for Android is giving baseball fans the opportunity to download At Bat 11 for free as today’s Free App of the Day.

Amazon now sells more digital than printed books

In a sign of how the world has changed in the last decade, Amazon announced today that less than four years after introducing digital books, customers are now purchasing more Kindle books than all print books – hardcover and paperback – combined.

Amazon begin selling its Kindle reader and Kindle books in November 2007. By July 2010, digital book sales had surpassed hardcover book sales, and six months later, digital books overtook paperback books to become the etailers most popular format.

Kindle Android app for tablets released

A new update to Kindle for Android was released today by Amazon which adds some new features and adds support for tablet computers running Android’s Honeycomb, including the Motorola Xoom.

Users who use the Kindle app for reading books won’t see too many differences however newspaper and magazine readers will see a new layout designed for the Honeycomb interface along with dozens of other user interface enhancements that takes advantage of the larger screen

Media Tablet and eReader sales continue to grow at a torrid pace

The worldwide media tablet market grew 45.1% in the third quarter of 2010 thanks to continued huge demand for the Apple iPad according to a report out this week from the International Data Corporation.

Meanwhile, global eReader sales expanded rapidly in the third quarter of 2010 with total shipments reaching 2.7 million units, representing a 40% gain over the previous quarter.

Amazon’s newest Kindle selling like hotcakes

The latest generation of Amazon Kindle readers are selling faster than at anytime in their history according to a statement put out by the company today.

Amazon says it began shipping the new devices to customers who had pre-ordered today, two days earlier than previously announced.

Amazon slashes price of Kindle DX

Amazon has slashed the price of the Kindle DX, a larger and more expensive version of company’s Kindle wireless ebook reader.

Canadians can now order the Kindle DX with high-resolution 9.7-inch electronic ink display, built-in GSM wireless modem and wireless connectivity for $379 USD, plus import fees, down from $489.

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