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Amazon Kindle ebook rentals take the time out of reading

Amazon Kindle ebook rentals take the time out of reading

This week Amazon has unveiled Kindle book rentals in an extremely quiet fashion, opting to test it out with the public before doing any sort of press on the topic - but you can try it out right this minute if you wish. What you're going to be doing here is renting a title for a certain amount of time, with the price going up based on how many months you'd like to keep it around. Thirty day increments appear at the moment to be the turn-over for how much you'll be paying, 30, 60, 90, and 120 day periods being available for less than a dollar difference.

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Amazon offering students $50 off a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 all month long

Amazon offering students $50 off a Kindle Fire HD 8.9 all month long

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD was the company's leading product throughout the holiday shopping season, and for good reason. The 8.9-inch version went on sale earlier last month, but if you happened to blink, the deal was gone. However, Amazon is offering the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 to students at $50 off all month long.

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Kindle Fire HD is Amazon’s star product for holiday sales

Kindle Fire HD is Amazon’s star product for holiday sales

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD was the retail giant's best-selling product over the holiday season, with the Android-based ereader-tablet also the most gifted and most-wished-for item on the virtual shelves. The company still refuses to give specific sales figures, but says that the Kindle Fire HD has held the top spot in all three categories since it landed fifteen weeks ago.

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Kindle Fire tablets on sale today for Amazon Moms

Kindle Fire tablets on sale today for Amazon Moms

Amazon posted up a sweet deal on Monday for a Kindle Fire 8.9-inch tablet for only $249, but if you ended up missing it, the company is holding another sale for all of its Kindle Fire tablets. As long as your an Amazon Mom member, as well as an Amazon Prime member, you can get up to $50 off for a Kindle Fire tablet.

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The Day of the Cheap Ereaders

The Day of the Cheap Ereaders

Today is the day that you're going to want to purchase one of two ereaders if you've not already done so - and if you want one, of course: both the Nook Simple Touch and the Amazon Kindle Fire HD have had their prices slashed this morning. The oddest thing has happened - two of the biggest competitors in the ereader space have discounted one of their hero devices - imagine that! Of course the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is not even beginning to be the same sort of tablet as the Barnes & Noble Nook Simple Touch when it comes down to it, but they're both on the cut - and in Amazon's case, just for today!

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is $50 off today only

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is $50 off today only

Amazon's latest Kindle Fire HD tablet may have just been released to the public, but that doesn't mean Amazon isn't going to put it on sale. It turns out that -- for today only -- the company is slashing $50 off the regular $299 starting price of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, which means you can get the new tablet for only $249 for the 16GB version or $319 for the 32GB model.

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GameStop now selling Kindle Fire tablets, $25 Amazon gift card with purchase

GameStop now selling Kindle Fire tablets, $25 Amazon gift card with purchase

Video game retailer GameStop is now selling select Kindle Fire tablets in stores across the US, just in time for the holiday season. They're offering the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet for $199.99 at all 4,400 stores, and the non-HD 7-inch version and the 8.9-inch HD for $159.99 and $299.99, respectively, "at select stores."

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 4, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 4, 2012

Welcome to Tuesday evening everyone. Today we found out that nightly builds to CyanogenMod 10.1 are ready to go for the Nexus 10, which comes just a short time after nightlies started rolling out for the Nexus 4. IDC said today that Android will likely stay on top in the battle for mobile dominance until 2016, with iOS placing in second throughout, so it looks like the mobile landscape won't be changing all that much in the coming years. Verizon is set to begin rolling out targeted ad campaigns this week, but you'll only see those ads if you give Verizon permission.

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Kindle app for iOS updated with X-Ray

Kindle app for iOS updated with X-Ray

Users of Amazon's Kindle app for iOS will be pleased to hear that the company has updated the app to include one of the Kindle's latest new features called X-Ray. The feature enables users to explore the "bones of the book." Users can view more info about a book, such as ideas, fictional characters, historical figures, and places.

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Amazon boasts “best ever” Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Kindle family

Amazon boasts “best ever” Black Friday and Cyber Monday for Kindle family

Amazon had some pretty sweet deals going on all weekend long, starting on Black Friday and ending on Cyber Monday. One of the best that we found on Amazon's products was the $130 Kindle Fire deal -- down $30 from its original price. The company boasts that "Cyber Monday 2012 was the biggest day ever for Kindle sales worldwide."

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Amazon Kindle turns 5 today

Amazon Kindle turns 5 today

If you can believe it, it was five years ago today when Amazon launched their first Kindle ereader to the public. Granted, it was a little chunky and covered in all sorts of buttons, but it introduced a new way of reading to the world, and since then, many companies have joined in on the fun to get their slice of the ereader market.

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DC digital comic books now available for iOS, Kindle, and NOOK devices

DC digital comic books now available for iOS, Kindle, and NOOK devices

DC Comics has announced that it will be offering its comic books on a variety of digital platforms, including Apple's iBooks, Amazon's Kindle, and Barnes & Noble's NOOK ereaders and tablets. Of course, DC Comics has been selling graphic novels in digital form for quite some time, but this is the first time that DC is officially releasing new content on a weekly basis to various big digital platforms.

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