With a little under a month to go before people start receiving their 7-inch Kindle Fire tablets, the canceled 10-inch version is rising back from the rumor graveyard, with a reported release date set for mid-2012. Would a Kindle Fire with a larger screen keep you from pre-ordering the 7-inch one?
If pre-order numbers are anything to go by, then Amazon's first tablet, the Kindle Fire, is already on its way to moving more units on launch day than Apple did when it first released the first-gen iPad in 2010.
With all the attention being paid to the new Kindle Fire, it's easy to overlook last week's other revolutionary tablet debut. Launched on Thursday's episode of The Office, Sabre's new tablet is the first to harness pyramid power.
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!
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.
GameStop, both a brick-and-mortar game-seller as well as a company with digital ambitions, is adding one more goal to its near-future plate: its very own game-focused tablet. With the 3DS flagging and your average tablet already plenty capable of running games, one has to wonder: why?
Desperate for the lion's share of the tablet market, HP's supposedly planning its own seven-inch tablet to steal some thunder off Apple's hit iPad 2. Can a smaller WebOS tablet see success where the recently launched TouchPad has seen a permanent $100 drop in price?
It's one thing to be able to shop for their groceries on train platforms, but it's another to have tablets built into supermarket shopping carts. SK Telecom's pilot program in Shanghai's Lotus Supermarkets pack tablets that sync to your smartphone and blast out coupons and discounts while you shop. Snazzy.
Call me old-fashioned, but my big hang-up with the iPad is that it doesn't like to connect to things. Sure you can use Bluetooth, WiFi, or the ubiquitous Apple dock connector, but that leaves a lot of things that simply can't talk directly to the iPad. Lenovo's upcoming Honeycomb based ThinkPad tablet fixes that problem, by giving you a whole slew of actual ports.
Good news Nook Color owners, you can now buy a microSD card loaded up with special software that will transform that $250 e-reader into a multimedia playing, supercharged Android tablet beast. Only $35.