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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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Next-gen E-Ink Kindle could get illuminated screen

Next-gen E-Ink Kindle could get illuminated screen

Amazon's next-gen e-ink Kindle may come with a front-lit screen, according to TechCrunch, which claims to have caught a glimpse of an early prototype. The e-ink display offers a more comfortable paper-like reading experience, but like paper it can only be read during the day or in well-lit conditions.

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Amazon Kindle originally based on CEO Bezos’ BlackBerry

Amazon Kindle originally based on CEO Bezos’ BlackBerry

There's no doubt the original Kindle, although popular, wasn't all that attractive. It had an angular design with a split keyboard and an odd scroll wheel. And now we know why. According to the NY Times, who spoke with an early Kindle hardware designer, that original version was so ugly because it was modeled after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' BlackBerry smartphone.

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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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Kindle Touch 3G hands-on

Kindle Touch 3G hands-on

Amazon's shift from keyboards to touch isn't quite wholescale, but fingers are definitely the way forward for the new Kindle range. We've just grabbed some hands-on time with the Amazon Kindle Touch and Touch 3G at the retailer's launch event today, and there's a lot to like about how compact the ereaders have become now that they've shed the physical 'boards.

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Amazon to unveil “Kindle Fire” tablet on Wednesday

Amazon to unveil “Kindle Fire” tablet on Wednesday

Amazon sent out invitations last week for a press event this Wednesday and although the company did not specify the agenda, all speculation pointed to the unveiling of the much anticipated Amazon tablet. TechCrunch claims that its sources have confirmed that the event will indeed be for unveiling the slate and they've also revealed some additional details.

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Amazon Kindle Tablet Details Roundup [Late Sept 2011, pre-release]

Amazon Kindle Tablet Details Roundup [Late Sept 2011, pre-release]

The folks at Amazon have this morning sent out an invite to an event that more than likely will see the first look the majority of the tech world will have seen at their new "Amazon Kindle Tablet". We've done a couple of details / rumors / leaks roundups recently, one for the iPhone 5 / 4S, the other for the upcoming Google Nexus phone - it's time to go tablet style, wouldn't you say? Join us here in this run-down then join us next week (September 28) as we find out what's REALLY going on with what may be Amazon's biggest Android-based effort yet.

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Amazon Continues Domain Name Collecting with KindleWave.com

Amazon Continues Domain Name Collecting with KindleWave.com

Just a couple of days ago, the folks at Amazon took it upon themselves to scoop up the domain name KindleScribe.com - this of course fueling speculation that the upcoming Kindle e-reader would at last be named. This and KindleScribes.com were registered on August 20 2011, and along with their last registration of a domain, KindleAir.com, all point toward a future tablet name OR some defensively purchased names just in case someone wanted to capitalize on the fact that Air, Scribe, and Wave are associated very closely at the moment with tablet computers.

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Mother’s Day Tech Gift Roundup

Mother’s Day Tech Gift Roundup

Ok, so Mother's Day is just two days away. What to get? There are a lot of great techie gifts out there, and we've got them all rounded up right here for you. We've got eReaders, tablets, an unusual video camera, and an amazing phone for an amazing price. Plus, great ways for Mom to get organized and get rid of clutter, and digital storage to keep all those pictures in one place. And, a free way to keep the kids entertained so that Mom can relax. Read on to see it all.

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Amazon Tablet Built By Samsung Could Arrive By End Of Summer?

Amazon Tablet Built By Samsung Could Arrive By End Of Summer?

Speculation that Amazon may be pushing forth its own Android tablet continues full steam ahead and now there's belief that the tablet would be built by Samsung. That's an interesting choice, considering the Korean electronics company has been the main components supplier for Apple, with whom they are about to embark on a massive legal battle. This gets all the more spicy when you think that Amazon is poised as the best iPad 2 rival.

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Google Books App Update Includes iPad Landscape Mode

Google Books App Update Includes iPad Landscape Mode

The Google Books app for iOS devices has just been updated with several new features including landscape viewing mode optimized for iPads. The app still lags behind apps for Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iBooks, and the Barnes & Noble Nook, but this new update shows more effort.

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