How Well do the Fire Tablets Perform in Direct Sunlight? (GoodeReader) Amazon has released their next generation Fire Tablet lineup a few weeks ago. This includes the Fire HD6, Fire HD7, Kids Tablet and Fire HDX 8.9. *** Spain OKs ‘Google Tax’ Demanded by News Publishers (NYT) Spain’s parliament has approved new intellectual property laws […]
Now Consumer Intelligence Research Partners passes on some new data that suggests the Fire Phone's impact on the mobile market has been literally nonexistent as even dedicated Amazon customers have avoided the device like the plague.
According to a recent CIRP survey of 500 Amazon Prime customers, literally none of them owned a Fire Phone. While you may just write this off as Prime customers only being interested in Amazon services and not hardware, CIRP did find that "approximately one quarter of U.S. Amazon customers have either or both of
Ebook subscription site Oyster expands to Android, Kindle Fire and Nook tablets (GigaOM) The $9.95 per month ebook subscription service Oyster, which was previously only available on iOS, expanded to Android, Kindle Fire and Nook HD tablets Tuesday. *** The Best eReader for Android (Lifehacker) Reading ebooks on Android used to be just okay. Now […]
OverDrive’s e-books will be available on Kindle FreeTime, the company announced today. FreeTime is a free feature on Kindle Fire tablets that allows parents to limit a child’s screen time or restrict certain segments to ensure safe usage. FreeTime content is separated into educational or entertainment categories. OverDrive offers schools and libraries use of its […]
When e-book service Entitle launched last December, one of the main selling points was the idea that subscribers truly own their books. Now the company says it has given users even more control by allowing them to transfer books to their Nooks, Kobos or Sony Readers.
While Apple shipped 26 million iPads in its latest quarter and Samsung shipped 14.5 million tablets, both up from last year, IDC is warning that the overall tablet market in the US appears to be reaching saturation. "It's becoming increasingly clear that markets such as the US are reaching high levels of consumer saturation and while emerging markets continue to show strong growth this has not been enough to sustain the dramatic worldwide growth rates of years past," warns IDC's Tom Mainelli.