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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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Amazon phasing out Kindle Touch

Amazon phasing out Kindle Touch

With the recent launch of Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite ereader, it seems the company is beginning to phase out its older models. Last week, we saw the Kindle DX quietly get the ax, and now it looks like Amazon will be quietly killing off the Kindle Touch as well. The Kindle Paperwhite is replacing the Kindle Touch from the looks of it.

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Amazon posts disclaimer on Kindle Paperwhite limitations

Amazon posts disclaimer on Kindle Paperwhite limitations

Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite has proven to be a hit amongst avid ebook readers. The improved contrast and the front-lit display are one of the device's best features, but it doesn't come without its quirks. Amazon issued a disclaimer today that addresses some of the drawbacks of the Kindle Paperwhite, and aims to inform potential buyers about the product.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite can now be jailbroken

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite can now be jailbroken

If you happened to get your hands on a Kindle Paperwhite before they eventually sold out, you're definitely one of the lucky ones. You also might be happy to know that a jailbreak was discovered for the device, so if you're feeling adventurous and enjoy taking risks, this might be something that you're interested in.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out, backordered 4-6 weeks

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite sold out, backordered 4-6 weeks

If you're thinking about springing for one of Amazon's new Kindle Paperwhite ereaders, you're out of luck. The company says they're currently sold out of the new device (both models) and will be on backorder for approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Then again, that gives you plenty of time to think about whether you really want one or not.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite Review

Amazon's Kindle Fire has been the star of the show as late, but we can't forget they have a huge hand in the eReader world. Amazon isn't ready to leave their bread and butter behind and with that we have the all new Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, the first Kindle with a front lit or built-in light for perfect reading anywhere. No longer will night readers have to keep a nearby lamp on and disturb others, or clip on a retro-style light. Does the new Paperwhite deliver on its promise for perfect reading anywhere? Read on to find out.

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Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

Kindle Paperwhite hands-on

Amazon made a ton of major announcements during its press event today, wowing the crowd with the reveal multiple new Kindle Fires including an HD variant. While the Kindle Fire HD is certainly something to get excited about, so is the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's latest iteration in its line of Kindle eReaders. Don't be fooled by your expectations for eReaders, though, because the Kindle Paperwhite brings a number of innovations to the table.

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Kindle Singles reaches 3.5 million sold

Kindle Singles reaches 3.5 million sold

In addition to announcing some new devices today, Amazon is also touting the strength of Kindle eBook sales. Talking about Kindle Singles - essays, short stories, so forth - specifically, Amazon says that 3.5 million have been sold. Even better is the fact that that 35 Kindle Singles have reached the Kindle top 50, which definitely isn't a bad figure for Amazon to be boasting, especially when Kindle Singles offers less conventional reading material than most are used to.

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Kindle Paperwhite arrives with backlit screen

Kindle Paperwhite arrives with backlit screen

Just as we were expecting, Amazon pulled the veil off the newest iteration of the Kindle today. Dubbed the Kindle Paperwhite, by far the most noteworthy feature about this new eReader is its display. With it, we're seeing Amazon make a departure from the Pearl E Ink display it has used in previous Kindles and instead go for a white display that comes complete with a backlight.

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