Amazon’s Thinner, Lighter Kindle Oasis is Here

This April, Amazon announced the arrival of their newest e-reader, the Kindle Oasis. Said to be designed for comfort and extended reading, the Kindle Oasis is 30% thinner on average and over 20% lighter than previous versions and includes a physical design that is made to shift the center of gravity to the reader’s palm, […]

Amazon.ca Adds New Kindle Fire HD and HDX Tablets

The latest Amazon tablets are now available for pre-order in the UK and Canada. The Kindle Fire HD will be available starting on October 24 and the HDX will be shipping on November 26. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos explains why the new HD is a great bargain: “CDN$149 now gets you a 1280×800 216 ppi […]

Kobo Grows Customer Base 2.5M in First Quarter

Toronto-headquartered Kobo Inc. grew its e-reader customer base by 2.5 million in the first quarter. The Japanese-owned e-reader company now has 14.5 million registered users worldwide, with 15 percent of its new users coming from the United States. Kobo said that customers were reading 34 percent more in Q1 compared to the same time period […]

Amazon Prime Launches in Canada Sans Digital Perks

The world’s largest online retailer has just introduced the Amazon Prime membership program to Canadians. But the $79 membership fee for the year, which offers unlimited free two-day shipping regardless of the cost of goods ordered, leaves many Canadian customers wanting more. US customers subscribing to Prime also receive free Kindle e-book lending and the […]