Ever since HP killed off the webOS hardware, the future of the mobile platform has remained shrouded in mystery. VentureBeat is reporting that Amazon might buy webOS from HP. But what about that new Android-powered Kindle Fire?
Amazon's Silk browser, which will come loaded on the upcoming Kindle Fire tablet, promises to be super speedy thanks to the fact that Amazon's servers will route any pages you view through them, doing all the heavy lifting. Which is great for speed, and terrible for privacy.
Amazon dropped a truckload's worth of Kindles today — from touchscreen models to ultra cheap ones. The Kindle that stole the show? The Kindle Fire tablet, of course. Now that we've had some time to ponder over what we saw today, we're coming back with features we love — and features that worry us — about the Fire. Somebody get some water, it's hot in here!
Amazon talked a lot of game today about being different with the Kindle Fire. We're going to have to play with it more before we can decide, but one feature really stands out: Amazon Silk, the Fire's speedy cloud-powered Web browser.
Here it is, the Kindle Fire, Amazon's 7-inch tablet. Amazon's not trying to slay the iPad with the Kindle Fire, it's a tablet for the rest of us. We're excited because it's small, minimal in design, and affordable at $200 — just the way a Kindle tablet should be.
Amazon's on a roll today, announcing a new touchscreen Kindle as well as a color Kindle Fire tablet, but if you're a cheapskate, the sweetest announcement is definitely the new $79 Kindle.
Just as predicted, Amazon refreshed the Kindle lineup and with touchscreens. Both will be extremely low-priced. $99 for the Wi-Fi-only Kindle Touch and $149 for the Kindle Touch 3G. Boom. Cheap touchscreen Kindles for everybody.
Various tech blogs have received invites from Amazon for a special press conference scheduled on September 28. Our natural instincts tell us Amazon's Kindle tablet will be officially unveiled to the public at that event. Barnes & Noble's Nook Color better brace itself.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon is chatting with book publishers to create a "Netflix-like" subscription service for e-books. Is this the Kindle tablet's secret trump card?
This is one of the first pictures of Blue Origin's suborbital spacecraft, which had a test launch last week that sent it up 45,000 feet at Mach 1.2. Shortly afterwards, the engines cut out, and the vehicle returned to Earth rather violently. Oops.