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Amazon cuts Kindle Touch 3G browser access

Amazon cuts Kindle Touch 3G browser access

Amazon has quietly removed support for general web browsing over 3G on the new Kindle Touch 3G, only allowing the ereader's experimental web browser to use the WiFi connection rather than the bundled cellular data access. "Our new Kindle Touch 3G enables you to connect to the Kindle Store, download books and periodicals, and access Wikipedia - all over 3G or Wi-Fi" an Amazon official confirmed over the weekend, however "experimental web browsing (outside of Wikipedia) on Kindle Touch 3G is only available over Wi-Fi."

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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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Kindle (2011) hands-on

Kindle (2011) hands-on

The entry-level Amazon Kindle has price going for it, especially if you don't mind adverts, with a $79 sticker for the WiFi-only ereader. On the flip side, without the touchscreen of its more expensive Kindle Touch siblings, and missing the QWERTY keyboard of its predecessors, it's possible Amazon has slimmed things down a little too much. Read on for our first impressions.

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Amazon quotes Kindles with Special Offers pricing, prompts International ire

Amazon quotes Kindles with Special Offers pricing, prompts International ire

Amazon has quietly pushed its Special Offers across the new Kindle range, with prices quoted by CEO Jeff Bezos for all the new models taking into account the ad-supported discounting. Without Special Offers, pricing on the entry-level Kindle Touch jumps by $40, in fact. However, the focus on Special Offers has inadvertently led to frustration, as international customers find pricing for versions of the new Kindles outside the US is considerably higher than Bezos suggested.

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Amazon Kindle Fire eyes-on [Video]

Amazon Kindle Fire eyes-on [Video]

Amazon has made the Kindle Fire official, and we've just grabbed some up-close time with the new touchscreen tablet at the retailer's launch event. Already up for pre-order and shipping November 15, the Kindle Fire is based on Android but hides its roots well, with Amazon more interested in pushing its multimedia credentials, super-fast surfing the with new Silk browser, and ereading of course. Check out more hands-on details after the cut.

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$99 Kindle Touch plus Kindle Touch 3G official

$99 Kindle Touch plus Kindle Touch 3G official

Amazon has launched the Kindle Touch, a touchscreen-based ereader that uses an infra-red finger-tracking system for navigation. Smaller than the existing Kindle, the Kindle Touch uses a new control UI, with the bulk of the right hand side of the display used to move forward through the book, and a strip on the left to move back. Meanwhile, there's a 3G version too, the Kindle Touch 3G.

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Amazon Kindle Fire official: $199 7-inch iPad rival

Amazon Kindle Fire official: $199 7-inch iPad rival

Amazon's Kindle Fire has been confirmed, a $199 7-inch tablet running Android and delivering streaming video and a heavily customized interface. The Kindle Fire will be a heavily trimmed-down slate to hit that price; it will also come with a 30 day trial of Amazon Prime, the retailer's $79/year subscription service that includes unlimited two-day shipping and streaming video access.

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Avid Reader? Kindle Fire’s not for you

Avid Reader? Kindle Fire’s not for you

In just a few hours time, Amazon is expected to reveal its latest Kindle model, the Kindle Fire, a tablety-take on what the megaretailer thinks will claw iPad buyers away from Apple's clutches. To do that, it's reportedly readying every aspect of its not-inconsiderable might: multimedia, cloud storage, and the ability to squeeze margins out of content rights-holders like juice from a blood orange. Don't let the Kindle part of the name fool you, however; if you're the avid reader that has so far been Amazon's target customer, the Kindle Fire isn't the product for you.

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Amazon Kindle Fire publishers leak, used PlayBook as template

Amazon Kindle Fire publishers leak, used PlayBook as template

The Amazon Kindle Fire tablet may be just a day away from launch, but further details of the Android-based ereader slate continue to leak. Originally tipped to be aesthetically similar to the BlackBerry PlayBook, thanks to a shared ODM in the shape of Quanta, there's talk that the Kindle Fire actually used RIM's tablet as a template. Still, it's software which will arguably be more important - or, to be precise, content - and the pipes are groaning with word of which publishers have lined up to be included in Amazon's roster.

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