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IDC: Tablets beat estimates, Android down, iOS up, Amazon’s tablet is actually an e-reader

IDC: Tablets beat estimates, Android down, iOS up, Amazon’s tablet is actually an e-reader

Research firm IDC released some interesting data this morning regarding tablet shipments for Q2 of 2011 as well as predictions for the second half of the year. Beating estimates, tablet shipments are now expected to reach 62.5 million in 2011, up from the original forecast of 53.5 million units. Apple's iPad 2 shipments continue to surge as Android slips and RIM enters. WebOS share will disappear by Q1 of 2011 and the much anticipated Amazon tablet is actually an e-reader.

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Amazon Prime ebook subscription in talks for Kindle tablet

Amazon Prime ebook subscription in talks for Kindle tablet

Amazon is reportedly considering a subscription-based ebook service, in effect a Netflix-for-readers, which would charge an annual fee for content access. The scheme would initially be part of Amazon's Prime scheme, customers of which currently get unlimited two-day shipping and streaming access to the retailer's digital TV and movie library, the WSJ reports, although the response from publishers Amazon is in talks with has apparently been mixed.

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Amazon Kindle tablet November launch looks increasingly likely

Amazon Kindle tablet November launch looks increasingly likely

More signs of a November launch for the Amazon Kindle tablet, as supply chain checks suggest that the bulk order of touch panel controller ICs used in the upcoming 7-inch slate should be in the retailer's hands - or, at least, those of its assembly partner - by the end of that month. ILI Technology (aka Ilitek) is supplying Amazon with 5m controller ICs, the Commercial Times reports, expected to show up in the $250 tablet that the online retailer hopes will best Apple's iPad.

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Amazon testing tablet-optimized website redesign

Amazon testing tablet-optimized website redesign

Amazon's website may soon be getting a complete face lift. The site seems to have been around for ages, but has remained relatively the same. That's about to change, as the company has admitted that it is currently testing a redesign to bring a more updated look to its marketplace. Many believe that the new layout is designed to make navigating the site on a tablet easier, signaling that Amazon's rumored first tablet is indeed fast approaching.

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Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Tablet gets handled, priced at $250 for November

Amazon’s 7-inch Kindle Tablet gets handled, priced at $250 for November

One of the two long-rumored Amazon tablets has been shown to TechCrunch for some hands-on time under the condition that no photos be revealed. This is the first time we've gotten more concrete details and specs on what the first Amazon tablet has to offer. Unfortunately, it's sounding much less like an iPad-killer and more like a super-charged Kindle ready to take on the Nook Color.

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Amazon Expects To Sell 3 Million Tablets In Fall?

Amazon Expects To Sell 3 Million Tablets In Fall?

We haven't heard much recently about the rumored Amazon tablets codenamed Hollywood and Coyote, but that's because it's the calm before the storm. The tablets are indeed brewing and new supplier information suggests that Amazon expects to ship as much as 3 million units this fall.

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iPad stays top tablet: Faces growing Android challenge as Amazon circles

iPad stays top tablet: Faces growing Android challenge as Amazon circles

Apple's iPad continues to dominate the tablet market, with global shipments up to 9.3m units according to the latest figures, though its percentage marketshare has declined by over 33-percent thanks to increasing competition from consumer-centric rivals. 61.3-percent of tablets sold worldwide run iOS, analysts Strategy Analytics calculate, with Android taking the lion's share of what remains, at 30.1-percent.

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10.1-inch Amazon Android tablet to be built at Foxconn claim sources

10.1-inch Amazon Android tablet to be built at Foxconn claim sources

The tablet market is hot right now and consumers are buying tablets in droves. The iPad is the most popular, but there is certainly room in the market for a competitor, especially a lower price tablet running the Android operating system. When Amazon tossed, its Kindle eReader onto the market there were already long established readers around and the Kindle blew them away and kicked off the new rush of eReaders we are all enjoying today.

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Amazon now selling ViewSonic VB730 Android tablet for $229

Amazon now selling ViewSonic VB730 Android tablet for $229

Since Barnes & Noble updated the Nook Color with official support for email and apps, it has been a very appealing Android tablet for entry-level users. Before the official update, geeks were hacking the eReader to turn it into a tablet. With all the tablet capability, the Nook Color was what many turned to for cheap Android love. The Nook Color now has some competition for the dollars of the budget Android tablet shopper with the ViewSonic VB730 shipping now on Amazon.

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