Tagged: kindle fire
Kindle Fire tablets through the ringer right now, as it's been one of the most popular electronics gifts of the season. But the default Amazon interface isn't really anything to write home about - the Gingerbread-based version of Android is primarily designed to access Amazon's content, with a few apps and web browsing on the side. If you're handy with a bootloader, you can try out an early version of Ice Cream Sandwich on your shiny new 7-inch tablet, courtesy of "bl1nkk" and company at XDA-Developers.
NOOK Tablet and most of the event they were quick to point out how much better it was compared to the Kindle Fire tablet from Amazon. We saw most of the specs leak late last week on the new NOOK Tablet so nothing was a huge surprise today, either way head down past the break for the details and comparison on these two tablets.
Amazon Kindle Fire? It was officially announced in September and pre-orders should start shipping November 15th (just a few more weeks guys). To help build the hype of their new Android-powered tablet Amazon is giving away not one, but 10 Kindle Fire tablets along with $250 gift cards for use on Amazon. You better hurry the giveaway ends November 4th.
Amazon's next-generation Kindle tablet is lighting up the sales charts. After the Kindle Fire shot to the top of Amazon's internal sales, Fox News is reporting that the retailer has pre-sold a whopping 95,000 units - and that was just the first day of pre-orders. We're still more than a month away from the November release date, and notably, zero consumers have a had a chance to try out the tablet at retail.
$199 Kindle Fire tablet. The manufacturing experts at iSupply estimate that the Fire's hardware costs just over $209 to make, undercutting other estimates by about $40. Amazon is hoping to offset the discrepancy with increased sales of physical and digital goods from Fire users.
Kindle Fire tablet, but if you think the 7-inch slate is all that the company has got up its sleeve, I've got a bridge in Manhattan to sell you. Rumors persist of Amazon's full-sized tablet aspirations, and according to at least one source, a 10-inch version of the Fire could be coming sooner than expected. DigiTimes says that Foxconn, one of the world's largest OEMs and the primary manufacturer of Apple's iPad, is preparing a 10-inch Amazon tablet for production and distribution before the end of the year.
VentureBeat tipster claims that the online retailer is looking to buy some or all of the storied handheld manufacturer from its current owner, HP, who wants to recoup at least some of its losses from its disastrous run with WebOS. While HP has been trying to offload the subsidiary and its properties for some time, Amazon is said to be closest to an actual purchase.