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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 …

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 …

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 …

Amazon to sell Kindle at Best Buy this holiday season

September 9th, 2010

Today, Amazon announced a partnership with big box retailer Best Buy to make the Kindle e-reader available in retail stores for the holiday season. In the past, Amazon had been firmly committed to the online sales model for its vastly popular ereader. Currently, Best Buy carries ereader products from Sony as well as Barnes & Noble in …

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: …

Amazon lets Kindle inventory dwindle to clear way for new model?

July 28th, 2010

Amazon reduced the price on its popular eReader and the book reading device has flown off the shelves. So fast that anyone looking to snag a Kindle at this moment in time will be faced with an wait of unknown duration as the eReader is temporarily out of stock. The last time the Kindle went …

Amazon revamps the Kindle DX, gives it a lower price tag

July 1st, 2010

Even though most schools are now shut down for summer, that doesn’t mean that companies have given up trying to selling products to students. Amazon today announced that it has refreshed its Kindle DX. Now featuring an even better 9.7″ E Ink display that boasts a 50% increase in contrast ratio, the next-gen Kindle DX also …

Amazon launches Kindle for Android

June 28th, 2010

Got a hankerin’ to read an eBook on a small LCD? Amazon has got you covered. Today, Amazon announced the immediate availability of Kindle for Android. Buy, browse, and sample texts from Amazon’s library of over 600,000 books, newspapers, and magazines right on your Android handset. Hit up the read link to see Amazon’s official Android splash …