Kindle Fire

  • Amazon's Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, Samsung, NXP, reveals iFixit teardown July 25, 2014

    San Francisco: Amazon.com's new Fire smartphone contains chips from Qualcomm, NXP Semiconductors NV, and Samsung Electronics, according to repair and teardown specialists iFixit, which pried one open on Thursday. The Fire phone also houses chips from Synaptics and Skyworks Solutions, said the repair outfit, which made a name for itself taking...
  • Amazon reduces prices of Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets in India December 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Global online retailer Amazon has reduced the price of its Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablets by up to 18 per cent. The company has priced 32GB Kindle Fire HD 8.9 inch tablet at Rs 21,999 and 16 GB at Rs 17,999, Amazon India said in a statement. Earlier,...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review: Not good as the iPad Air, but worth its price November 7, 2013

    New York: On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn't received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review: A worthy contendor but falls short in app selection October 2, 2013

    New York: Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX tablet resembles Google's Nexus 7 in many ways - from its light weight to its sharp display. Both tablets run a version of Google's Android operating system, and they even have the same starting price of $229. The similarities end when you turn...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX review: Not for gamers, apt for ebook reading September 26, 2013

    Seattle: In the fleeting moments I had with Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet, I noticed one major thing: It lost a lot of weight. The engineers at Amazon managed to slim down their flagship tablet in every dimension. The new Kindle Fire HDX is lighter by 23 per cent for the smaller...
  • Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire HDX tablets with live video helpdesk September 25, 2013

    Seattle: Amazon.com Inc unveiled two new high-definition tablets on Tuesday with a unique on-screen helpdesk feature it hopes will give it an advantage over devices from rivals Apple Inc and Google Inc. The new Kindle Fire HDX tablets feature what Amazon has called the 'Mayday Button', which instantly brings up a...
  • Amazon to launch Kindle range of products in India June 13, 2013

    Mumbai: Online retailer Amazon, which recently announced its foray into India, said today it will introduce its Kindle range of products, including Fire and Paperwhite in the country by the end of this month. World's best-selling e-readers Kindle Fire and Kindle Paperwhite are coming to Amazon.in, making it easier than...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HD 8.9 coming to India on June 27 June 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Amazon has announced to bring its Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablets to India. The company has priced the Kindle Fire HD (16GB) at Rs 15,999, while the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 (16GB) will be available for Rs 21,999. The Kindle Fire HD has a...
  • Apple's iPad mini packs full-sized punch but screen inferior: Reviews October 31, 2012

    San Francisco: Apple Inc's entry in the accelerating mobile tablet race squeezes about 35 per cent more viewing space onto a lighter package than rival devices from Google or Amazon.com Inc, but it sports inferior resolution and a lofty price tag, two influential reviewers wrote on Tuesday. The iPad mini, which...
  • Phil Schiller defends iPad Mini's $329 price October 24, 2012

    San Francisco: Apple marketing wizard Phil Schiller defended the $329 price of the new iPad mini tablet, saying consumers will be willing to pay for quality not found in less expensive devices from rivals like Google and Amazon. With competition growing from tablets that are smaller and less expensive than Apple's...
  • Apple iPad Mini versus Nook, Kindle Fire, Nexus 7 October 24, 2012

    Apple introduced a smaller iPad on Tuesday, putting it in competition with devices from Amazon, Google and others. Here's a look at some of the hardware specs for Apple's iPad Mini, compared with leading rivals and the full-sized iPad. Apple's iPad Mini (available November 2) - Price: $329 for base model with...
  • Amazon says new $199 Kindle Fire HD is top seller October 23, 2012

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc said on Monday that its $199 Kindle Fire HD tablet has been the best-selling product on the company's website since the gadget went on sale more than a month ago. Amazon started selling a range of new Kindle Fires on September 6 and the company said the...
  • Dear Digital Diary: 'Wimpy Kid' e-books coming October 17, 2012

    New York: The 'Wimpy Kid' is returning to his digital roots. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" creator Jeff Kinney, a major e-holdout among children's authors, has agreed to make his illustrated, top-selling series about the trials of middle schooler Greg Heffley available electronically. "The decision came after a lot of thought and...
  • Amazon gets FCC's OK to sell Kindle Fire 4G tablets October 11, 2012

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc received approval from the US Federal Communications Commission to sell its high-end Kindle Fire 4G tablets, a company spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Amazon unveiled the new tablets last month, but the devices had not secured FCC clearance. The company had to put disclaimers on Web pages and...
  • Nook HD vs Kindle Fire HD vs new iPad September 27, 2012

    A look at some of the hardware specs for Barnes & Noble's new Nook HD and HD+ tablets, compared with Amazon.com's new Kindle Fire and Apple's iPad3. Nook HD Maker: Barnes & Noble Inc. Price: $199 for 8 gigabytes of storage; $229 for 16 gigabytes Screen size: 7-inches at the diagonal Display resolution: 1440 x...
  • Amazon's new $199 tablet gets tepid reviews September 13, 2012

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc's latest $199 tablet computer got tepid reviews from some closely watched gadget reviewers, a potential hiccup for the world's largest Internet retailer as it tries to grab a bigger share of one of the hottest technology sectors this holiday season. David Pogue of The New York Times...
  • Apple iPhone 5 and the other big tech releases September 12, 2012

    New York: After weeks of speculation, anticipation and a dose of hype, Apple is widely expected to announce a new iPhone on Wednesday. Apple isn't saying anything about the topic of its scheduled event, but the email invitation to reporters contains a shadow in the shape of a "5'' — a...
  • Amazon will let Kindle users pay to opt out of ads September 10, 2012

    New York: Amazon.com, in an apparent switch in its pricing policy, said over the weekend that it will allow purchasers of its new Kindle Fire tablets to pay $15 extra to turn off advertisements that are built into the devices. The change came barely a day after Amazon on Thursday unveiled...
  • How new Kindle Fire device compares with rivals September 9, 2012

    California: Amazon.com Inc.'s new Kindle Fire models are the latest challengers to the iPad and come amid expectations that Apple will start selling a mini iPad soon. Here's a look at the key differences between a mid-range model closest to the iPad, along with the original Kindle Fire, the iPad and...
  • iPhone 5 and other upcoming and recent releases September 8, 2012

    New York: It was a big week for gadget announcements as Amazon, Nokia and Motorola all tried to generate interest in their products before Apple's expected announcement of a new iPhone next Wednesday. Amazon announced four new Kindle Fire models and a new line of stand-alone e-readers on Thursday, a day...
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HD review September 8, 2012

    Santa Monica: Buying movies and TV shows to watch on the Kindle Fire will be a lot more appealing now that Amazon's tablet computer sports a much more vibrant screen. The screen in the Fire's new HD models is such a major improvement that I can't see why you would purchase...
  • Amazon unwraps Kindle Fire HD tablets, e-readers September 7, 2012

    New Delhi: Amazon.com Inc. refreshed its Kindle line of gadgets on Thursday. It updated its Kindle Fire tablet computer and also announced new stand-alone e-reader models. Taking aim at a fast-growing market, Amazon announced the launch of seven new devices - Kindle Paperwhite e-reader, Kindle Paperwhite 3G e-reader, All-new Kindle e-reader,...
  • Amazon expected to unveil new Kindle Fire September 6, 2012

    Los Angeles: Amazon.com is expected to unveil a new Kindle Fire on Thursday as it seeks to take a bigger bite of the tablet computer market and boost sales of digital goods like e-books and movies. The announcement at a former airplane hangar in Santa Monica, California, will feature CEO Jeff...
  • Amazon likely to launch new Kindle Fire today September 6, 2012

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc is expected to launch a new tablet on Thursday, the latest salvo in a battle for control of mobile access to the Internet. Amazon is expected to announce at least one new version of its 7-inch Kindle Fire at a press conference near Los Angeles. A larger...
  • Kindle Fire has sold out, says Amazon August 31, 2012

    San Francisco: Amazon.com Inc said on Thursday its Kindle Fire tablet computer is sold out, raising expectations that the world's largest Internet retailer will launch at least one new version of the device at an event next week. Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos said the 7-inch Kindle Fire has grabbed 22...
  • Amazon launching new Kindle Fire tablet soon July 9, 2012

    New Delhi: The next big battle of the tablets will be fought on a 7-inch turf. Google recently unveiled its Nexus 7 tablet to counter the Amazon Kindle Fire and now rumours are rife about Amazon striking back with a Kindle Fire successor. According to AllThingsD, Amazon is gearing up to...
  • Your pick: Nexus 7, Kindle Fire, iPad, Surface June 28, 2012

    San Francisco: Google Inc. said Wednesday that it will sell its own tablet computer, the Nexus 7, based on its Android operating system. Google is the latest challenger to Apple, maker of the popular iPad. The new tablet will also compete directly with Amazon's Kindle Fire. Here's a look at the key...
  • Planned Google tablet to rival Amazon: Asus June 27, 2012

    Taipei: Google Inc will soon unveil a tablet co-branded with Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc and priced to compete with Amazon's Kindle Fire device, an Asustek executive said on Wednesday. Amazon's Kindle Fire, which runs a version of Google's Android operating system, sells for $199. Through it users can access Amazon content...
  • How Microsoft's new device compares with rivals June 20, 2012

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp. has unveiled its Surface tablet computer as part of the software company's effort to compete with Apple Inc. and its popular iPad. The device will hit stores this fall in two models - a lighter, cheaper one with a phone-style processor, and a heavier one with a...
  • Interactive graph: Top 5 tablet manufacturers June 19, 2012

    In producing its own tablet computer called Surface, Microsoft is entering a market dominated by Apple. Six out of every 10 tablets shipped are iPads, according to research firm IHS iSuppli. Here is an interactive graph showing the top five manufacturers of tablets in 2011: ...