Older Kindle models from 2007 through 2012 should have their operating systems upgraded today before the update has to be conducted manually, this according to Amazons’ “Critical Software Update” message about Kindle e-Readers.
The e-Readers will essentially be rendered useless if the update …
Today Amazon introduced five new tablet models that will start shipping next month. The new products address the needs of a wide range of customer needs, with pricing starting at $79 for the new and improved black and white Kindle …
At least Nooks distributed by Barnes & Noble. The book seller announced today it would no longer be developing Nook products, after the tablet business proved unprofitable with a negative EBITDA of $475 million reported today in B&N’s earnings release. …
Wal-Mart announced today a that it will no longer be selling Amazon’s popular Kindle devices. Via a company memo issued to store managers, the parent company Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. said that their Wal-Mart and Sams’s Club big box stores will no longer carry the devices nor will they be available through either store’s website.
It can be tough to tell how successful a Black Friday is. If you’re out jostling with infected-zombie-like soccer moms at 3am, it probably seems like everyone is dropping their dough; but if you lay low and spend the day in a cranberry sauce coma, it’s also tough to tell how big a day it is for retailers. Well, wonder no more, because the numbers are in, and 2011 was a monster. A new IBM Benchmark study says online shopping on Black Friday was up a whopping 24.3% over 2010, while Thanksgiving sales were even better, besting last year’s totals by 39.3%. And it’s no shocker to see that electronics led the way.
Yesterday, Jeff Bezos of Amazon introduced a new line of Kindle eReaders including the Kindle Fire — a first step into the tablet market which Apple has dominated since the release of the iPad in 2010. The Kindle Fire is more like a tablet with it’s 7″ color touchscreen, Android-powered system, and dual-core processor. From the outside, the Fire’s display makes the biggest difference with 16 million colors at 1024 x 600 resolution (169 ppi) and in-plane switching capability.
Amazon has reached an interesting milestone as the company announced they now sell more digital Kindle Books than paper books. According to Amazon, since April 1st, 2011 there have been 105 Kindle books sold for every 100 print books, not including Kindle books offered as freebies.
In the U.S. the Wi-Fi enabled Apple iPad (available in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB) will hit stores on Saturday, April 3. Later in April, the 3G models will be released throughout the U.S. as well as Japan, Australia and Europe. The iPad is almost an enlarged iPhone, with the functionality of Amazon’s kindle its driving point. The large 9.7″ display on the iPad is LED backlit at 1024 x 768 resolution. “iPad is something completely new,” said Steve Jobs. Continue on for pricing.