Thu, 30/01/2014 - 11:20
Book subscription service Scribd has launched a new app for the Kindle Fire.
The app, which can only be downloaded from Scribd and is not available in the Amazon App store, is supported by all Kindle Fire devices but not e-ink readers like the Kindle Paperwhite.
Its launch is part...
Thu, 23/05/2013 - 07:55
Amazon has announced it will roll out its Kindle Fire models to 170 countries. At the same time, it will make its app store available to 200 countries.
The retailer said today (23rd May) it will offer the Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9in to 170 countries from 13th June, priced $214 and $284 respectively. Amazon currently only...
Fri, 02/11/2012 - 07:30
Waterstones has reported encouraging sales of Kindle devices in their first weekend on sale.
The chain began selling Amazon’s e-readers and tablets last Thursday (25th October), with wi-fi still being rolled out across the estate to allow customers to download Kindle e-books instore.
Steve Monaghan, e-commerce and IT...
Fri, 26/10/2012 - 09:00
Amazon reported a loss of $274million (£170m) in its third quarter, blaming an unfavourable impact on foreign exchange rates and losses on LivingSocial, the company’s investment daily deal company.
Analysts have also blamed the losses, down from earnings of $63 million a year earlier, on the company’s...
Mon, 22/10/2012 - 08:30
Waterstones has begun promoting the Amazon Kindle devices that will be on sale in stores from 25th October with the line "There are two sides to every story". Meanwhile Amazon has begun a TV campaign for the Kindle Fire.
Amazon’s TV advertisements, on view this weekend, promote Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet...
Mon, 10/09/2012 - 08:30
Publishers are readying themselves to respond to an explosion of e-reading devices in the UK in October, amid predictions that the number of devices owned in this country could rise 70% over 2011’s numbers by the end of the year.
Amazon announced on Friday (7th September) that it would sell an upgraded Kindle in the UK for...
Fri, 31/08/2012 - 07:00
Anticipation is mounting that Amazon will make an announcement about a second model Kindle Fire tablet next week, after the retailer announced that the first model had “sold out”.
The company has issued a statement saying that it no longer has stocks of the Kindle Fire device, which is only available in the US. Amazon has...
Thu, 12/07/2012 - 16:27
Electrical retailer Dixons has said that it is waiting on Amazon to confirm the release date in the UK of its tablet device Kindle Fire, despite yesterday predicting that it would be one of its bestselling items this Christmas.
Online tech news site the Inquirer said a representative for the group...
Thu, 08/12/2011 - 08:30
Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is reportedly launching in the UK in January.
Know Your Mobile magazine reported a “source close to the launch” had said that Amazon’s new Kindle product - billed as a...
Wed, 19/10/2011 - 14:51
Kobo has launched a tablet rival to the Kindle Fire, which it is launching in the US and Canada priced at $199.
The surprise device is called the Kobo Vox eReader, and ships on 28th October, two weeks ahead of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.
The Vox is marginally lighter than the Fire, and offers the same seven inch touch...