Amazon is making life a little more interesting for bibliophiles with its new colour variant of Kindle. In an official statement made today, the company announced a white colour Kindle model now up for grabs.
The e-book reader packs all the features of the previous black coloured Kindle which includes glare-free touchscreen that reads like printed page, weeks-long battery life, enough storage to hold thousands of books, adjustable text size, Goodreads, X-Ray, Whispersync, and easy access to a vast selection of books.
Additionally, the e-book reader also boasts of over 500,000 titles under Rs. 99 and 1.5 million titles under Rs. 299. The user will also have access to [...]
Today Amazon launched Kindle Unlimited in India. It’s a subscription which allows Kindle users to have access to a plethora of books at a low price. A monthly fee of Rs.199 allows the reader to have access to about one million books across various genres. The Kindle Unlimited logo is a must for the titles to be eligible for this subscription. After that, only a click on ‘Read for Free’ on any Kindle device, or the free Kindle app for Android or iOS, is required.
Amazon boasts of a library including names like Chetan Bhagat, J.K. Rowling, Robin Sharma, Amish, among others, as part of the titles offered to its audience. The six month subscription costs Rs.999, [...]
Books are an essential element of our lives and a lot of us still like to read for pleasure. Eventhough it’s really hard to recreate the feel of a physical book many apps promise the next best thing. We find out which Ebook reading apps give book lovers might feel comfortable to switch to without emptying your pockets on tablets or ebook readers.
Lets understand the formats first. Epubs are a great way to read books as they have fluid movement which helps to optimize the content according to the screen on which it’s being used. PDF on the other hand is more widely known and used document more rigid as it’s [...]
Angry Birds is flapping its wings to a galaxy far, far away next month. Rovio today announced a partnership with Lucasfilm Ltd. for Angry Birds Star Wars, a new entry in the series hitting iOS, Android, Kindle Fire, Mac, PC, Windows 8, and Windows Phone on November 8.
According to the game’s announcement, Angry Birds Star Wars will tap into the science fiction franchise’s characters and settings, including the desert world of Tatooine and the supermassive Death Star ship.
[quote]“This is the best Angry Birds game we’ve ever done. It’s [...]
Amazon.com Inc is having a press conference on 6 September near Los Angeles, said an invitation sent out on Thursday by the world’s largest Internet retailer. Rumours are rife that the company will use the event to unveil its new Kindle Fire tablet, which is expected to see a release in the UK later this year.
While mooted specifications are still few and far between, there are whispers that the Amazon Kindle Fire could feature a larger 10in screen and run a heavily tweaked version of Android. It is also expected to come with a front-facing video calling camera plus microUSB and [...]
If you do a lot of reading on your Tablet and your tablet is an Android one then you will be happy to know that Amazon has pushed out a new version of the Amazon Kindle app for Android.
The big addition is the ability to view two pages side-by-side in landscape mode (as seen above). Otherwise, you’ll now find additional options for margin and spacing controls, along with a number of bug fixes . Including the major bug that required you to re-sign in every time you restarted the App.
The numbers are in, Amazon has sold over 4 Million Amazon Kindles this Holiday season including global shipments and including shipments to countries ilk India and China. The company also noted that its #1 and #4 best-selling eBooks released this year were published by independent authors through its Kindle Direct Publishing platform.
We are grateful to our customers worldwide for making this the best holiday ever for Kindle, And in a huge milestone for independent publishing, we’d also like to congratulate Darcie Chan, the author of ‘The Mill River Recluse,’ and Chris Culver, the author of ‘The Abbey,’ for writing two of the best-selling Kindle books of the [...]
The Kindle fire is one of those tablets thats taking the world by storm, with awesome pricing and specs the device is turning out to be a developers fantasy. XDA-Developers forum members have been able to get the ICS ported to the tablet with a promise of the kernel release soon. Both hardware acceleration and touch input work great but audio and wifi are giving trouble.
Now where is that unboxing unit ?
Expected? perhaps not. While investment companies and strategy officials were busy down ranking the Amazon fire tablet. Amazon seems to have pulled a Witwicky with the results of first day preorders. The company has reportedly snagged orders over 95,000 for a device that they are yet to start selling.
While playing the numbers game isn’t safe in the tablet scenario, RIM sold a total of 200,000 Playbooks, Apple on the other hand sold over 300,000 on the day of order commencement. So being able to sell 100,000 of a tablet that is priced at 199$ is not a difficult task to do.
Amazon has also announced today its plans to launch a Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet, the device will have a 7 inch multitouch display with Amazon Silk Graphics. The device will officially launch on the 15th of November. The main aspects of the device are a dual core processor, color multitouch display and the fact that its based on Android.
Features Include18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books Amazon Appstore – thousands of popular apps and games Ultra-fast web browsing – Amazon Silk Free cloud storage for all your Amazon content Vibrant color touchscreen with extra-wide viewing angle Fast, powerful dual-core processor Amazon [...]
Amazon has now officially announced the Kindle Touch and The Kindle touch 3G, It has also upgraded the non-touch Kindle and announced plans for its Android Tablet called Amazon Fire.
Price for the Kindle Touch $99 with ads, $139 without and Kindle 3G is $149 with ads and $189 without. Te new Kindle touch family uses an IR touch system, similar to the latest Nook and Kobo.
Kindle 3G Touch FeaturesFree 3G wireless, no annual contracts or monthly fees. Download books anywhere, no hunting for Wi-Fi hotspots 3G wireless works globally Most-advanced E Ink display, now with multi-touch New sleek design – 8% lighter, 11% smaller, holds [...]
Despite confirmed news on the Amazon India launch still pending, Amazon will initiate a worldwide launch of the Amazon Tablet “coyote” and premium tab “hollywood” in November. The cheaper “Cayoue” tab will cost about 12000 rupees. The Tablet runs a heavily skinned version of Android , in a cover flow-esque UI. The Tablet was designed, initiated and made possible due to an outsource R&D company.
Amazon has already passed on the information of the impending launch of Amazon India, Its just a matter of time now.