Amazon has announced Kindle First today. Kindle First will allow Kindle users to download and read an ebook up to a month ahead of the general release. Basically, this is providing early access to new ebooks. For Amazon Prime members, you will be able to download and read these books for free and those without Prime, these ebooks will be priced at $1.99.
Amazon may still be in denial about any plans to put out its own brand of Android-powered smartphones, its actions seem to say otherwise. The online retailer giant has recently been seen making a patent application for an object recognition service that could very well be implemented for a future Amazon smartphone.
Day One, Amazon intends to showcase short stories and poems. The “publication” is Kindle only, and has an introductory price of $9.99 for 52 issues. Otherwise, it’ll run you $19.99/year.
Amazon announces the rollout of their Matchbook program, designed to get us on-board with e-reading.
Amazon announced their Q3 2013 earnings today, and results are mixed. A huge jump in net sales helped the online retailer make an impact and bottleneck losses, but they’re still there. Though not as bad as in previous quarters, Amazon still takes a hit on their bottom line.
Amazon set-top box for your living room, the wait may have just extended. According to a new report, the anticipated launch for Amazon’s media streaming device has been pushed back, and may not make it in time for the holidays.
Kindle Fire HDX tablets have been noticing a strange issue. The screen seems to have a blue-ish tint all the way around the screen, which can be distracting. To their credit, Amazon is aware of the issue and supportive of unhappy customers, but it’s a problem that could have a big impact.
Bloomberg is reporting that those rumored HTC Amazon devices we’ve heard so much about lately may come with heavy strings attached. The news agency is saying that the devices (plural) could be sold to Prime members only. It may sound limiting, but could be a winning strategy for Amazon moving forward.