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HP/Palm’s Jon Rubinstein made Amazon director: Kindle tablet in his remit?

HP/Palm’s Jon Rubinstein made Amazon director: Kindle tablet in his remit?

Amazon has quietly announced that ex-Palm CEO and current HP SVP Jon Rubinstein has joined as a director. The news, part of a security and exchange commission filing, does not suggest that Rubinstein's role as director will include, but it's possible that he could assist in Amazon's development of a Kindle-brand tablet to better compete with the iPad and Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor.

Speculation regarding an Amazon tablet has been circulating for some time, though the company has resolutely stuck to the party line that it is focused on its Kindle range of dedicated ebook readers. Nonetheless, the Kindles have become more functional as the line has matured; Amazon now offers third-party applications, and the most recent Kindle has a WebKit based browser like the latest smartphones.

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Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry released for OTA music downloads

Amazon MP3 for BlackBerry released for OTA music downloads

Amazon's MP3 download store has finally arrived on BlackBerry handsets, offering over 14m tracks to choose from, 30-second previews and social networking integration for sharing favorites via BBM, email, SMS, Socials Feeds, Facebook and Twitter. Available through BlackBerry App World as a free download, the MP3 store supports 3G/WiFi downloads and is integrated with RIM's Universal Search functionality.

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HTC Desire Z dropping sooner & cheaper says Amazon; new HTC Desire HD listing tips £540 price

HTC Desire Z dropping sooner & cheaper says Amazon; new HTC Desire HD listing tips £540 price

Amazon's listing for the HTC Desire Z which we spotted last week has been updated, and both price and release date are headed in the directions we prefer the most: down and soon.  The Desire Z is now tipped to arrive on October 11th - previously it was set to drop on the 18th - and Amazon are offering it SIM-free at £429.99 rather than the RRP of £499.99.  Meanwhile it's also been joined by a listing for the HTC Desire HD.

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HTC Desire HD free on contract; Amazon say Desire Z £500 SIM-free on Oct 18

HTC Desire HD free on contract; Amazon say Desire Z £500 SIM-free on Oct 18

Carriers have begun throwing their wireless hats into the HTC ring, after the smartphone company confirmed that the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z would have broad availability across most of the UK networks.  T-Mobile UK has announced that their Desire HD will be priced from free on a £40 24-month agreement, while Vodafone will only say that they are indeed planning to offer the HD.

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HTC Desire HD gets early Amazon UK listing

HTC Desire HD gets early Amazon UK listing

It's still up in the air whether HTC's press event midway through next month will be for the company's first Windows Phone 7 handset or something running Android, but with Electricpig spotting an Amazon UK listing for the HTC Desire HD we've a feeling it's the latter.  The listing - which suggests the Desire HD will be shipped from Amazon themselves, not a third-party seller - prices the smartphone at £415 but mentions no specifications.

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Nokia N8 preorders cancelled by Amazon Germany

Nokia N8 preorders cancelled by Amazon Germany

Amazon Germany has apparently begun cancelling Nokia N8 preorders, according to FinestFones, informing customers by email that while the retailer had attempted to source the smartphone in a timely manner, they had been unable to do so with the Symbian^3 smartphone.  Interestingly, they also say that while they try to ensure their database is up to date, manufacturers sometimes change their release plans; it's unclear whether Nokia has been delayed in its release intentions for the N8, which many had expected sometime in August.

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