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Chikita Insights numbers show iPad still dominates North American tablet usage
November 10, 2014 | 10:27 am

ipad mini vs ipad airThe Fourth Quarter 2014 Tablet Update from research firm Chikita Insights shows a sustained and apparently unassailable lead for Apple in the North American tablet market. "iPad users generated 79.9% of North American tablet-based Web traffic over the month of September 2014 - a share down from the 81% figure observed one year ago, but a gain of 1.9 percentage points since July 2014," says Chikita. "Meanwhile, Amazon and Samsung tablets are, respectively, still the second- and third-largest sources of tablet Web usage in the U.S. and Canada." The figures are based, acccording to Chikita, on samples of "tens of millions of...

CIRP Amazon Kindle report says: Hey, big (Kindle) spender
December 14, 2013 | 7:30 pm

A report circulating at the moment, and being extensively quoted, from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP), gives the research company's lowdown on the status of the Kindle market, based on a survey of 300 "US customers of from the three-month period ending November 15, 2013." Without accurate numbers from Amazon itself, this is one of the most valuable data snapshots of actual Kindle use and spending - and its implications for Amazon and the book business. CIRP calculated that the Amazon Kindle platform in the US has "an installed base of approximately 20.5 million units, as of September 30, 2013. Amazon Kindle...

Rock your device with selfie Kindle covers – or something
November 17, 2013 | 10:31 am

kindle coversAmazon has introduced a new scheme that could be ideal for the Christmas season: Customized Kindle covers with your own images used as the basis for the design. The "Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" Black Origami Case - 'Create Your Own'" option, for instance, charges $54.99 for a personalized Origami case sized to your Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" that ships in two to three days, according to the Amazon blurb. "The customization service on Amazon allows customers to personalize Kindle covers and skins by uploading photographs or choosing from a library of images, logos, designs and patterns," it explains. The service is also...

Specifications of Upcoming Kindle Fire HD Lineup Leaked
July 31, 2013 | 11:23 am

Amazon Kindle FireBy Hammad Saleem Google’s recently announced Nexus 7 (II) has gotten its fair share of popularity by now, and it will be available on shelves beginning Wednesday. As reported before, Amazon is working on revealing more tablets, two at 7-inches and one 8.9-incher, later this fall that may be way better than Google’s new N7. At the time of the earlier report, we were unsure about specific details of the Amazon tabs and what they’ll be bringing to the table in order to remain competitive in the tablet market. Now, BGR’s trusted sources have revealed the full specifications of the three upcoming Kindle tablets, expected to...

Deal Alert: Amazon Slashes Price on 7-Inch Kindle Fire HDs in Time for Mother’s Day
May 7, 2013 | 12:00 pm

AmazonAs if to confirm a 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet is in fact in the works and coming our way soon, Amazon has decided to slash the prices of the thing’s existent smaller siblings, namely the 7-inch Fire HDs. However, the promo likely has nothing to do with the alleged coming of the 10-incher, being instead a special, time-limited Mother’s Day offer. Well, who cares why is Amazon doing it, right? As long as they’re comfortable with shaving a cool $20 bucks off the slates’ prices, we’re comfortable with paying just $179 for the entry-level model. Be careful though, because the $20 discount applies only...

Amazon Rumored To Be Working On 10-Inch Kindle Fire With Impressive Display
May 6, 2013 | 9:02 pm

AmazonYou're familiar with the saying “Go big or go home?” Well, it doesn’t exactly apply to the tablet market nowadays, but the tide could turn soon enough. One of the biggest ongoing battles is for the small tab crown, with Google, Asus, Amazon, Apple, but also Acer fighting each other guns blazing. Meanwhile, the bigger throne remains in Cupertino, Calif., with only Samsung (timidly) trying to steal the 9.7-inch iPad’s thunder. However, if we are to trust newly emerged online reports, Amazon is planning to spread its Fire instead of cooling it down. The next generation of the company’s Kindle Fires will...

Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ now in Japan and Europe, and at a lower price
March 13, 2013 | 4:57 pm

Kindle Fire HDAmazon has lowered the price on its Kindle Fire HD 8.9" on the same day it introduced the device in Japan and Europe. The Fire HD now sells in the US for $269 for the Wi-Fi-only version, and $399 for the 4G version. Good news, or a sign that sales of the device are suffering? Honestly I don't think it matters much. Amazon isn't likely to go out of business if this particular device doesn't perform as well as expected. They are still more in the content business than the hardware business, and since the device's main competitor—the iPad—still allows users...

Survey finds half of tablet consumers plan to buy an iPad
March 5, 2013 | 1:00 pm

iPad When looking for a new tablet, it seems consumers have Apple on the brain. The Yankee Group recently disclosed the results of a December survey in which it asked, "What brand of tablet do you intend to buy [next]?" For Apple, it was good news as nearly half of the 506 questioned picked the iconic brand. Apple Insider contends this is bad news for the rest of the tablet market, as 47 percent of surveyed consumers mentioned their intention to purchase an iPad. That left 26 percent of respondents going for an Android-based tablet, and 23 percent saying they were unsure, or didn’t know. Just one percent...

New York Times Now Available on Flipboard for Android and Kindle Fire
February 28, 2013 | 3:02 pm

FlipboardFlipboard made my list of great productivity apps in a previous post I wrote for GadgeTell (one of TeleRead's sister sites), but until today I only used it on my iPad. Why? Because the New York Times was only available in the iOS version. Not only that, but previously, if you logged into Flipboard on Android, you lost Times access on your iOS device. No longer! As of today, you can get the Times in the Android and Kindle Fire versions as well. I just downloaded it and tested it out. The articles look great on my Nexus 7. Flipping is smooth. In fact, I think I like it better on Android. The Times in the iOS...

Deal Alert: Save $50 on Selected Kindle Fires
February 4, 2013 | 3:15 pm

Now until Feb 8, you can save $50 on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE with the code FIRELOVE at checkout. Here are all the details. A couple of restrictions to note: The deal is only good for one Fire per customer. And because you have to enter the code, it won’t work on One-Click ordering. Also, they say it’s only good while supplies last. Better decide fast. Kindles don’t go on sale very often, so if you’ve been waiting to get one of the larger Fires, now is a good time to act....

Acer Plans to Launch $99 Tablet
December 26, 2012 | 5:08 pm

  Acer is planning to launch an Android tablet priced around US$99 early next year,  a person with direct knowledge of the project said. The world's fourth-largest PC maker by shipments hopes to be the first big-brand company to launch a tablet priced to jostle with Chinese white-box tablet makers for consumers in developing countries. At seven inches with a 1024 x 600 resolution screen and 1.2GHz dual-core processor, the so-called Iconia B1 tablet will have somewhat similar specs to Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook Color.  But Acer plans to undercut those best-selling tablets’ US$139 price tag by offering the Iconia B1...

Amazon Turns Kindle FreeTime Into a Paid Subscription Service
December 6, 2012 | 9:22 pm

By Jeremy Hill | for Technology Tell Earlier this year, Amazon turned on a new service for its Kindle Fire HD tablets called FreeTime. FreeTime is a kid-friendly interface that allows parents to pick and choose which apps, videos and web content their kids can access. On Tuesday, Amazon announced its plans to automate the service with something it calls Kindle FreeTime Unlimited. Unlike the regular version of FreeTime, FreeTime Unlimited will cost Amazon Prime subscribers $2.99 per month for each child, or $6.99 for a family subscription. If you aren’t a Prime member, the price jumps to $4.99 and $9.99 respectively. For...

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