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Tuesday, 18 Dec 2012

Amazon Smartphone Set for Mid-2013 Launch?

Amazon Smartphone Set for Mid-2013 Launch?

According to Taiwan Economic News, the online retail giant has allegedly contracted Foxconn to built its Kindle smartphone and will have therm ready for a mid-2013 launch.

Amazon CEO Awarded Patent for Airbag System for Portable Devices

Amazon CEO Awarded Patent for Airbag System for Portable Devices

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon VP Gregory Hart have been awarded a patent that outlines a number of innovative solutions to protect portable devices from hard impacts.

Monday, 3 Dec 2012

Amazon and Google Fight to be Cheaper on the Cloud

Amazon and Google Fight to be Cheaper on the Cloud

In an attempt to compete with Amazon's discount on cloud based services, Google slashes its cloud pricing by over 30 percent.

Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012

Amazon Raises US$3 Billion in Sold Bonds

Amazon Raises US$3 Billion in Sold Bonds

Amazon.com raised US$3 billion on Monday by selling its bonds after a hiatus of more than decade.

Friday, 12 Oct 2012

Amazon: Zero Profits from Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite Sales

Amazon: Zero Profits from Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite Sales

Amazon's Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Bezos, has confirmed that the online retailer is not making a profit from sales of its latest Kindle tablet and e-reader devices.

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012

The Cheapest E-Book Reader Ever?

The Cheapest E-Book Reader Ever?

German firm, Txtr, has unveiled the highly affordable Beagle e-book reader, as they wade into the budget e-reader market. Read on to find out just how little this nifty reading companion costs.

Monday, 10 Sep 2012

New Revelations About Upcoming Kindle Fire

New Revelations About Upcoming Kindle Fire

Even though the Kindle Fire has not yet shipped, Amazon has let a few key developments for the device be known. Apparently the default search engine for the product will be Microsoft's Bing. Customers will also have the option to remove the advertisements on the lock screen.

Friday, 7 Sep 2012

Amazon Unveils New Kindle Fire Tablets

Amazon Unveils New Kindle Fire Tablets

Amazon today launched Kindle Fire HD tablets in 7-inch, 8.9-inch and LTE versions. In addition, it also unveiled an upgraded Kindle Fire that is priced lower than the Google Nexus 7.

Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012

Apple Axes Over the Phone iCloud Password Resets

Apple Axes Over the Phone iCloud Password Resets

Wired report, Mar Honan, recently had all of his data on his iPhone, iPad and MacBook erased after having his Apple iCloud account hacked. The incident has also revealed security loopholes in Apple's and Amazon's customer service systems, but both companies have been quick to address the issues.

Tuesday, 24 Jul 2012

Incoming: New Tablets from Amazon

Incoming: New Tablets from Amazon

Mr Demos Parneros, President of U.S. Retail for Staples Inc, has given word that Amazon has plans to introduce as many as six new tablets soon, including a 10-inch model. It is unclear if he is referring to variations of the Kindle Fire, or a combination of Kindle e-book readers and tablets.

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