Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon drops Kindle Fire HD 8.9 pricing, also launches in Europe and Japan

It looks like Amazon has a bit of good news for those who had been considering, but have yet to follow through on the purchase of a Kindle Fire HD 8.9. Basically, Amazon has announced some additional availability and also lowered the pricing. The tablet is now available in Japan as well as for those in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain. Perhaps key for those here in the US though, the price cut.

Amazon Kindle smartphone coming in June as rumors fire back up

With new rumors floating around the Facebook will be attempting to make another Facebook phone, we're now seeing a few reports surface about the often-rumored Amazon Kindle smartphone. Apparently the phone is real, coming soon, but facing some delays and won't be here as soon as Amazon was hoping. The release date was scheduled for Q2 of this year, but a few issues will see the handset delayed until further notice.

Kindle Fire on sale for $129 for Cyber Monday

Black Friday may have come and gone, but the chances to get good deals for the holiday season is still here with Cyber Monday. Amazon is one of the leaders for saving money on Cyber Monday, and it is offering the Kindle Fire for only $129 on Cyber Monday. If you don't want the "Special Offer" subsidized model, it will cost $144, which is still a savings.

Amazon releases Send to Kindle for Firefox

The folks from Amazon have continued to give users access to content on their Kindle devices in a quick and seamless manor, and today have announced one more additional to their "Send to" offering. It's called Send to Kindle for Firefox and enables a one-click method to easily send your favorite pages and more right to your Kindle of choice.

Amazon makes zero profit from Kindle

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed that the Kindle nets zero profit for Amazon. Rather, they sell them at cost with the hopes of making up for it with sales of ebooks, videos, and music downloads, according to the BBC. For a while, rumors have circulated that Amazon might actually be selling Kindle and Kindle Fire's at loss. As it turns out, they are not that discounted, but in business, breaking even is not generally the goal either.

New Kindle Fire devices are locked up tight, root methods may be difficult

Last week, Amazon announced a slew of new Kindle devices, including the all new Ice Cream Sandwich-equipped Kindle Fire HD. A lot of folks are really excited to get their hands on one, but developers and rooters alike may not be too happy when they set their eyes on the new device. It turns out that Amazon locked up the bootloaders of their 2nd-generation Kindle Fires using the same techniques that are used on most "high-security" devices.

Kindle Fire 8.9 HD Hands-on

The folks from Amazon unleashed a surprise on everyone this afternoon when they announced both a regular 7-inch Kindle Fire HD as well as a larger truly HD 8.9-inch slate. Today we'll be taking a look at both but be focusing on the 8.9-inch model and its amazing 1920 x 1200 full HD resolution. Yes you read that right. What's even better is the amazingly low price so check it out below.
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