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Amazon Kindle Vending Machine

Amazon wants to sell you a Kindle from a vending machine

January 10th, 2014

Amazon wants to know if it can turn the Kindle into an impulse buy, and it’s using CES attendees as test subjects to find out. GeekWire was one of the first sites to run across the “Kindle Kiosk” at the McCarran airport in Las Vegas on Thursday, just as CES was beginning to wind down. …

eBooks Versus Printed Books Survey

The Internet has killed CDs and newspapers… but not books

November 28th, 2013

Given what digital media options have done to CDs and newspapers, you probably assumed that the rise of eReaders such as Kindle and Nook would be doing the same thing to printed books… but you’d be wrong. Per The Guardian, a new survey of people between the ages of 16 to 24 shows that 62% …

Tablet Touch Screen Responsiveness

Study: iPads are the most responsive tablets in the world

October 9th, 2013

A few weeks ago we shared Agawi’s first touchscreen responsiveness test, which found Apple’s iOS smartphones to be more responsive than the Android competitors. Agawi is back with TouchMarks II, comparing touchscreen latencies in flagship tablets from Apple, Android and Microsoft’s Windows RT platform, and once again Apple seems to have topped rival devices by a healthy …

Amazon Kindle Annual Sales Estimate

Amazon’s annual Kindle sales estimated at $4.5 billion

August 12th, 2013

Just how much money does Amazon generate from selling its Kindle eReaders and tablets? It’s tough to say because Amazon never releases specific sales figures for its devices. AllThingsD points us to new research from Morgan Stanley that estimates Amazon will sell $4.5 billion worth of Kindle-branded devices this year, a 26% increase from 2012. …

Mobile Market Share April 2013

Amazon tablets soar in mobile content consumption

May 16th, 2013

Millenial Media, a leading mobile advertising platform, is out with another Mobile Mix report. It shows Amazon’s tablets gaining share in the mobile content market at a fairly dizzying clip. The Mobile Mix report is based on billions of monthly ad impressions and it offers an interesting glimpse of emerging trends in mobile content consumption. Perhaps …

Amazon Kindle Tablet Analysis

Amazon: The second most desirable tablet vendor

March 5th, 2013

Amazon (AMZN) has had a hell of a ride in the tablet market. The first Kindle tablet rode on the wave of Kindle eBook readers’ success and made a big splash. That turned into bitter backlash due to software and hardware quality problems, however. Now, Amazon has managed to stage a remarkable tablet comeback. According …

Walmart pulls Kindle devices from store shelves

September 20th, 2012

Walmart (WMT) stores nationwide, along with its Sam’s Club retail warehouses, will reportedly no longer carry Amazon’s (AMZN) Kindle line of tablets and eReaders. According to an alleged internal memo obtained by Reuters, the world’s largest retailer recently made a “business decision” to no longer sell Amazon’s devices. “We have recently made the business decision …

Amazon is working on a dual-display Kindle tablet

August 30th, 2012

Have you ever wished that your tablet had two screens, one on the front and one on the back? No? Well, Amazon (AMZN) may be developing one anyway as Mashable has found a newly-awarded Amazon patent showing a tablet that has one LCD screen on the front of the device for the standard full-color tablet experience and …

Amazon to launch color Kindle eReader later this year, report claims

May 11th, 2012

Amazon will reportedly launch a new version of its Kindle eBook reader later this year that features a color display with a capacitive touch panel. Citing multiple unnamed sources within Amazon’s supply chain, Digitimes on Thursday reported that Amazon is currently beginning to place parts orders for the new Kindle, which will launch some time …

Barnes & Noble reportedly prepping Nook eReader with ‘GlowLight’ display

April 12th, 2012

Barnes & Noble may be looking to beat Amazon to the market with an eReader that includes a front-lit E Ink display. The Digital Reader on Wednesday posted an image of a purported advertisement for an unannounced Nook Simple Touch that features screen technology Barnes & Noble highlighted as “GlowLight.” The new Nook is said to …