The Kindle may not be the only hardware we see from Amazon, according to The New York Times. The company's R&D group, Lab 126, is putting out the call for dozens of of extra engineers, which could signal more than just an updated Kindle.
Amazon is going the way of the iPad and the Nook with a new Kindle that comes in two flavors: Wi-Fi only and more expensive 3G. More importantly, there's also a new form factor to ponder. It's smaller, lighter and oddly makes the Kindle attractive again.
If you're looking for a sign that traditional books might not survive much longer than the CD, here you go: Amazon is officially selling more downloadable ebooks for its Kindle reader than real-deal hardcover books.
The iPad is beating the Kindle in all the ways the latter was supposed to succeed. Just look at Time Magazine's website. The end of its articles read, "The following is an abridged version of an article that appears in the July 12, 2010 print and iPad editions of TIME." That could have been you, Kindle.
Amazon has just announced an update to its larger Kindle DX, the model with a 9.7-inch screen meant for textbooks and full-page PDF display.
Amazon is starting to include sounds and moving images to supplement the company's e-book offerings. The kicker? You won't be able to access said enhanced content on Amazon's own e-reader, the Kindle. Right now, the move is more for iPhone and iPad users using the Kindle app. That is, unless Amazon has a new, iPad-like Kindle coming.
Do you want to read on e-ink, or an LCD? That's the big question. There's a worry that Amazon could be going the way of the iPad in something of a "Me, too!" move, opting for full color and an LCD touchscreen. That's entirely the wrong move, according to author Seth Godin.
Amazon's Kindle has sworn off its own hardware before, releasing apps for both the iPhone and the PC. Now, arriving on the Mac, it seems the holy trinity is complete, and it really makes you wonder why you'd ever really...
Sure, I love me some e-reading, but the one big downside is that books have too many darn words! Lucky for me a company called FT Press has my back: it's boiling down professional and self-help books into "Elements" and...
You don't often hear about powerhouses caving in. However, it looks like Amazon lost at a game of hardball with e-book and real book publisher Macmillan. Up until now, Amazon could set the prices for the e-books sold for the...