Amazon Kindle Fire

Watch out iPad: Even indirect Fire can cook Apples

Watch out iPad: Even indirect Fire can cook Apples

Analysts and pundits are queuing up to point out the Kindle Fire's shortcomings, and how Amazon's entrant to the tablet market is "not a true iPad competitor." Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster went so far as to estimate Amazon was swallowing fifty bucks loss on each Kindle Fire sold, crossing its fingers that multimedia sales would make up for it, and highlighted the slate's lacking storage, absent cameras and non-existent 3G option. The idea, it seems, is that because Amazon hasn't photocopied Apple's strategy - or, indeed, followed Android tablet manufacturers in trying to compete on specifications alone - and since the Kindle Fire's price is thus less than half that of the iPad, they "target different segments" and the iPad is in the clear. That seems pretty short-sighted.

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10-inch Kindle Fire production by holiday season tip insiders

10-inch Kindle Fire production by holiday season tip insiders

Amazon's 10.1-inch Kindle Fire tablet is expected to hit production before the end of the year, with shipments potentially in time for the 2011 holiday sales season, according to the latest rumors. Although the larger Kindle tablet was initially tipped for release in early 2012, DigiTimes' sources reckon Amazon is pushing ahead with a more aggressive timescale for the Foxconn-produced 10-incher.

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Amazon close to Palm buy claims HP insider

Amazon close to Palm buy claims HP insider

Amazon has been tipped as the latest potential suitor for what remains of Palm, with insider sources at HP claiming the mega-retailer is close to finalizing a deal. HP is reportedly looking to rid itself of Palm as soon as it can, VentureBeat's tipster tells them, and while there are apparently "a handful of contenders" interested, it's Amazon that's closest to handing over the cash. However, it's unclear from the leaks whether Amazon would be buying Palm's hardware business, the webOS platform, or both.

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Kindle Fire already Amazon top seller

Kindle Fire already Amazon top seller

It appears that Amazon may have a hit on their hands right out of the starting gate here as their pre-orders list now points toward the Kindle Fire being an instant best-seller. Amazon reports that their top-selling item at this very moment, and for the second day in a row, is indeed the Kindle Fire, a $199 Android-based unique-functioning tablet that's not even out in stores for sale yet. We've got all the coverage you could possible desire on this tablet as it was formally announced this week - meanwhile sit back, click around, and ask yourself why you've not ordered the thing for yourself yet.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Q and A for greater detail

Amazon Kindle Fire Q and A for greater detail

In addition to the basic details spoken on the circuit this week for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, questions had to be asked of those that had the details (and we're not just talking clarification here) for bits and pieces that only the "early adopter" crowd might be truly needing to know. That's where pressing the PR representatives comes in, and that's where we've got to do some additional analysis. In what some may have dismissed as their B-roll of film, there's the Q and A session, and here we've got some additional answers for those of you wishing to know specifics on the next big Android-based tablet experience from Amazon.

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Kindle Fire IPS display vs Kindle Touch E-Ink [Video]

Kindle Fire IPS display vs Kindle Touch E-Ink [Video]

While we won't get too crazy here we do have a few photos and video comparing the display on both the Kindle Fire and the Kindle Touch 3G. With the Kindle Fire we have a 7" IPS panel with a 1024 x 600 resolution that features great colors and exceptional viewing angles. The Kindle Touch features the popular e-ink technology we have seen before and as always it looks great for e-ink. We'll let you decide for yourself so check out the photos and video after the break.

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