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Amazon’s Tablet, Not an iPad Rival

Written on July 30, 2011 by Lulu

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The upcoming tablet from Amazon is said to be a rival of Nook Color rather than being a competitor of Apple's iPad.

Amazon’s upcoming Android tablet might be a competitor to the Nook Color rather than an iPad rival. Based on a report from insiders on Thursday, the said tablet would just be an advanced e-reader that have a color screen and some apps like Barnes & Noble’s hardware. The focus, SAI heard, was on filling a hole where the Kindle was “most vulnerable.”

Almost all the rumors surrounding the said tablet have it carrying a roughly nine-inch screen. Amazon said to be in keen to keep the price of the tablet low by foregoing the camera and using simple two-point touch. Android would get several modifications, though these may be to preload Amazon’s services, like the Appstore, Amazon MP3 and Kindle.

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Amazon’s Kindle, Available at Toys R Us Starting July 31

Written on July 28, 2011 by Avlya Jaie

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Beginning July 31, Amazon.com's The Kindle can be purchased in all Toys R Us US stores.

Toys R Us, the world’s leading toy store, is said to be offering Amazon’s Kindle e-reader starting July 31, 2011. All of its US outlets will carry most of the device’s models, including Kindle Wi-Fi in graphite, Kindle 3G + Wi-Fi in graphite and Kindle Wi-Fi with Special Offers. The toy retailer would also offer some accessories, ranging from leather covers to power adapters.

The Kindle – which is already available in other retail outlets such as Target, Best Buy, RadioShack and the AT&T – was not the only e-reader that was slated for marketing to date.

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E-reader Users Surpasses Tablet Fans

Written on June 28, 2011 by Lulu

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Pew Internet Project's survey reveals that users of e-readers in America doubled to 12% starting November 2010 to May 2011.

Number of E-reader users are increasing in last six months, surpassing the tablet growth that has enjoyed a ramp-up after iPad was launched last year.

Based on a study conducted by the Pew Internet Project: The number of people in the U.S. who uses Kindle, Nook or other e-reader devices were doubled to 12% between the month of November last year to May this year. Meanwhile, tablet users increased to three percent in the same period of time from 5 percent to 8 percent.

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Barnes & Noble Invites Bookworms to a “Very Special Event”

Written on October 20, 2010 by Charles Bass

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Barnes and Noble is holding an event on October 26. What is this about? Many are speculating this might have something to so with the Nook.

It has been ages since we first saw Nook. It was first launched lastOctober 20th and started shipping December of the same year. We actually don’t know if Barnes and Noble is planning to do follow up on this. Then out of nowhere, Barnes and Noble announced that they’ll be holding an event on October 26.

Last Monday, the bookstore announced that the company is updating Nook’s firmware. Will they announce something special during the event? No one can really tell.

Nook at some point stole the spotlight from Amazon’s Kindle. But since updates are few, it gradually went out of sight.

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