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Amazon Kindle DX gets official

May 6th, 2009

Amazon has definitely had some issues keeping the wraps on its readers and it looks like the Kindle DX fell victim to the trend. Of course these most recent leaks weren’t quite as bad as the Kindle 2 we scooped over four months ahead of its official launch, but never the less we basically knew …

Details on the soon-to-be announced Amazon Kindle DX surface

May 5th, 2009

When it rains, it pours and information is pouring out about the rumored “super-sized” Amazon Kindle. The upcoming Kindle, now known as the Kindle DX, will pack a full-featured 9.7-inch electronic ink display, 5-way navigation button and a QWERTY keyboard into its large white housing. It basically looks like the designers took a Kindle 2 …

Amazon press event on Wednesday, big Kindle announcement imminent

May 4th, 2009

Amazon will be hosting yet another press event, this one slated for Wednesday May 6th at 10:30AM ET. In the recent past of course, Amazon press events mean one thing — a Kindle announcement. Ironically, this latest event will be held at Pace University, the historical location of the the New York Times 19th century …

Amazon Kindle 2 costs about $185.49 to build, $359 to own

April 22nd, 2009

iSuppli is the authority when it comes to manufacturing cost estimates and the firms latest victim is Amazon. According to a new report following iSuppli’s teardown and analysis, the Kindle 2 costs about $185.49 to build. In other words, Amazon’s margin seemingly approaches a sky-high 50%. Of course iSuppli’s numbers do not include expenses such …

Amazon Kindle app comes to the iPhone

March 4th, 2009

If you’ve been feeling left out because it seems everyone and their moms are grabbing a Kindle and you spent your tax refund on an iPhone, Amazon has come to the rescue! On March 3, Kindle for the iPhone has been released and is free in the iTunes App Store. All you bookworms can now …

Amazon Kindle 2 hands-on review

February 28th, 2009

It’s been nearly five months since we scooped Amazon’s Kindle 2 and earlier this week, after what seemed like an eternity for anxious e-book fans, Amazon finally began shipping its new reader. We unboxed it for you this past Tuesday but you know we couldn’t leave it at that — it’s full-on review time! Leading …

Amazon Kindle 2 gets official

February 9th, 2009

We can’t exactly call it a surprise, seeing as the long awaited and highly anticipated Amazon Kindle 2 was first BGRized over five months ago, but e-bookers around the globe breathed a sigh of relief this morning as Amazon finally made its updated Kindle official. While your good pals here at BGR weren’t on hand …

Amazon Kindle 2 official photos, pricing and availability leaked

February 6th, 2009

Looks like those Kindle 2 photos we published back in October were spot on. Additional official-looking photos of the Kindle 2 have emerged and the new e-reader from Amazon looks sweet! If the pencil comparison is accurate, then the new Kindle appears to shed much of its width, coming in as thin as the Sony …

Amazon Kindle 2 may be coming on February 9th

January 27th, 2009

We promise, no one is happier about this rumor than the team here at BGR. No, we’re not all too excited about the Kindle 2 itself though it certainly is a snazzy little e-book reader. Truth be told, we’re looking forward to lighter inboxes. Huh? Since we scooped the Kindle 2 back in October and …