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“Kindle Fire is a service” pushes Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

“Kindle Fire is a service” pushes Amazon’s Jeff Bezos

After a short video showing the power of the Kindle in the past, present, and future, the Amazon event this week prepared the press for the next generation with their own Jeff Bezos speaking before the crowd. He let them know that they want to move forward with the spirit of Amazon and that "we LOVE to invent" may very well be their main point here in 2012. He spoke also about how the Android tablet market flooded right at the start, and how this flood created an environment where noone wanted to buy one - but Amazon is smart, he implies, and customers are smart, he says.

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Amazon’s new Kindles are almost here (and lateness doesn’t matter)

Amazon’s new Kindles are almost here (and lateness doesn’t matter)

The clock is ticking, and Amazon is building up to wow us at its Kindle event in just a few hours time. Expectations are high, and yet Amazon is - unusually for the company - playing catch-up, in hardware if not market share. Barnes & Noble pipped it to the post with the backlit NOOK Simple Touch with GLowLight, and - if the phone chatter is true - it trails Apple's iPhone, Google's Nexus and other big names to the smartphone segment.

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‘Paperwhite’ Kindle struts its stuff in leaked images

‘Paperwhite’ Kindle struts its stuff in leaked images

Amazon is widely assumed to be gearing up for a new Kindle Fire reveal next week, but recent rumors are also telling us that it might launch a new E Ink Kindle as well. If these new images from The Verge are the real deal, then we might be looking at the next E Ink Kindle, which appears to be a refresh of the Kindle Touch. As you can see from the images, Amazon is using the phrase "Paperwhite" to describe this Kindle, but whether or not that's the name of this new device remains to be seen.

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Amazon leaks tablet plans with propaganda poster

Amazon leaks tablet plans with propaganda poster

It would seem that Amazon's newest internal mantra is "loose lips sink ships" as a propaganda poster - likely one of many - has been photographed and send in to the tech press the company is hoping to avoid. Send in to TechCrunch by what we must assume is an Amazon employee is this photo of a poster which shows a couple of lock-headed characters speaking about a Time Machine that Amazon will be releasing in the future - above them sits a thief/villain tech reporter who appears to have collected their secret speech and published it immediately thereafter. "A Secure Amazon Begins With YOU" encourages the poster.

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New Kindle shows up at FCC, Amazon acquires ‘Firedock’ trademark

New Kindle shows up at FCC, Amazon acquires ‘Firedock’ trademark

Last week, we caught word that a new Kindle Fire had apparently cleared the FCC. Today The Digital Reader has uncovered another Kindle device that has passed through the FCC, but whereas the device from last week appeared the be the next iteration of the Kindle Fire, this one seems to have more in common with the regular Kindle. Is Amazon planning to launch a new version of the Kindle Fire alongside a new version of the basic Kindle? It sure does seem that way.

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Barnes & Noble to launch new devices in the UK this fall

Barnes & Noble to launch new devices in the UK this fall

Barnes & Noble has announced that it will be bringing its award-winning Nook line of eReaders and digital content to the UK starting this fall. The devices and content will be available in the United Kingdom through a new online storefront located at nook.com.uk. Expansion into the UK marks the first time Barnes & Noble has moved out of the US.

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Sony PRS-T2 eReader finally official for $129.99

Sony PRS-T2 eReader finally official for $129.99

We’ve seen it leak out a couple of times, but Sony’s next eReader is finally upon us. Those looking for something revolutionary won’t find it here, but Sony has made little tweaks here and there that should make your reading experience somewhat more pleasant. You’re still looking at the same 6-inch screen, with the E-Ink Pearl display refining touch support and adding more graceful paper-esque page turns and zooms along with improved continuous page turns.

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Barnes & Noble cuts prices on Nook Tablet and Nook Color

Barnes & Noble cuts prices on Nook Tablet and Nook Color

Barnes & Noble has been making its Nook line of eReaders for a while now. Yesterday Barnes & Noble announced it was cutting prices on two of its most popular Nook products. Both the Nook Tablet and the Nook Color have had prices reduced to their lowest point since the launch of the devices. The new prices are good at all 700 nationwide stores and online.

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Sony PRS-T2 eReader appears on J&R for $129.99

Sony PRS-T2 eReader appears on J&R for $129.99

Just last month we saw details pop up Sony’s PRS-T2 eReader pop up at the FCC, and now the elusive device has cropped up on the J&R website for pre-order. Those hoping for a radical overhaul will be disappointing to learn that the PRS-T2 is very similar to its predecessor, with a very minor tweaks. The eReader features the same pearl e-ink touchscreen with a 800x600 resolution, WiFi, microSD, and two months of battery life.

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