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Amazon Kindle app for Windows Phone 7 now available

January 6th, 2011

It took quite a while, but Amazon’s Kindle application is finally available for the Windows Phone 7 platform as of Tuesday evening. The app offers exactly what you think it might — the ability to purchase and read over 750,000 eBooks in Amazon’s library, free access to preview the first chapter of each, Amazon’s Whispersync …

HTC Sense to get music, video services and more

December 23rd, 2010

In an interview with Forbes on Thursday, HTC’s head of User Experience Drew Bamford provided some insight into where the company’s Sense product is headed in the near future. Sense started as a UI overlay placed atop various platforms on HTC devices. While the UI aspects of the product remain a central focus, HTC will …

Amazon’s Kindle Wi-Fi is sold out ahead of Christmas

December 21st, 2010

The Amazon Kindle’s position as one of the top electronics gifts of the 2010 holiday season is reaffirmed today as Amazon notes that the Wi-Fi-only version of its popular eBook reader is currently sold out. New orders will not be delivered until after Christmas, and Amazon suggests interested parties purchase the more expensive Kindle 3G …

Apple updates iBooks; adds illustrated books, AirPrint, more

December 16th, 2010

Apple updated its popular eBook reader application for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on Wednesday. iBooks 1.2 adds a variety of new functionality, including the addition of fully illustrated books, the ability to organize books into collections and AirPrint support. Apple’s full change log is as follows: Experience fully illustrated books, from children’s picture …

Fourth quarter Amazon Kindle sales in the millions

December 13th, 2010

In a post on Amazon.com’s Kindle user forums Monday morning, an Amazon official has shed some light on Kindle sales in Q4. Posting via an official Amazon user account called “The Amazon Kindle team,” the company official stated that Amazon has sold “millions” of Kindles so far this quarter. He or she goes on to …

Amazon to announce Web-based Kindle service today

December 7th, 2010

Amazon is gearing up to launch a web-based Kindle service accessible from any computer, Computerworld is reporting. Going on record, Amazon said that the new Kindle for the Web will “enable users to read full books in the browser and [enable] any Website to become a bookstore offering Kindle books.” While the service should be …

Barnes & Noble charges users for free public-domain eBooks, too

December 1st, 2010

Following a report on Tuesday questioning the ethics surrounding free public-domain eBooks that were reformatted and made available for sale in Amazon’s Kindle store, BGR has learned that a similar scenario exists in Barnes & Noble’s NOOKbook store. In a thread entitled Scammers and Bottom Feeders: NOOKBooks Open for Business on Barnes & Noble’s public …

Amazon charges Kindle users for free public-domain eBooks

November 30th, 2010

A report in Tuesday’s Washington Post reveals that Amazon is apparently selling free public-domain eBooks that have had their license information stripped. The eBooks in question originate from Project Gutenberg and are available there for free in a variety of formats including ePub, HTML and Kindle. Project Gutenberg — not to be confused with 80s …

$100 Maylong M-150 Android tablet now on sale at Walgreens

October 27th, 2010

Once thought to be a gadget unicorn, the elusive sub-$100 is ready to make a splash at… Walgreens? In an interesting turn of events, it looks like Walgreens is indeed the first U.S. retailer to make a $99.99 Android tablet widely available. Built by personal navigation device (PND) maker Maylong, the M-150 is a 7-inch …

Author: I sell 60 books on the Kindle to every one iBook

August 23rd, 2010

Back in June, Steve Jobs claimed that the iPad had captured 22% of the ebook market since its release in April of this year. J.A. Konrath, a popular fiction author, has recently stated that he is not seeing anywhere close to the figure touted by Apple’s CEO. In a recent blog post, Mr. Konrath wrote: …