On September 28th, Amazon unveiled the next big competitor in the tablet space, the Kindle Fire. Rumors have been swirling since the beginning of the time itself that the company would launch a 7-inch, Android-powered slate that ties into its uber-popular Prime services and vast ebook collection... and lo and behold, Jeff Bezos unveiled just that, due for release in November 15th for $199. Stay tuned right here for everything you need to know — and even more!
DigiTimes is reporting that Amazon is planning to release both a 7-inch successor to the Kindle Fire and a 10.1-inch variant later this year, going back on previous reports of an 8.9-inch model.
Microsoft has released a Hotmail app to the Amazon Marketplace, with updates specifically for the Kindle Fire. The app uses Exchange Active Sync to download contacts as well as mail.
Amazon just announced that it sold more than a million Kindle devices per week throughout December — that includes the Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Fire tablet. The Kindle Fire remains Amazon's best-selling product.
Kindle Fire 6.2.1 update rolling out now, improves Silk browser and adds homescreen customization (update)
Users are reporting that they're getting an update to the Kindle Fire, 6.2.1, sent over the air to their devices. The update improves silk browser performance and lets users customize what shows up on the front page carousel. It also kills root access.
Mobile ad platform Millennial Media has offered up some more specific numbers, however: it's found that the Kindle Fire is racking up "hundreds of millions" of monthly user ad impressions.
Blogger Nate Hoffelder claimed in post yesterday that Amazon's next generation ebook format, the HTML5-powered Kindle Format 8, is already being used in Kindle Fire-exclusive graphic novels and perhaps some magazines as well.
Having given us a glimpse of CyanogenMod 7 running on the Kindle Fire last week, xda-developers forum user JackpotClavin has released an alpha version for users to install.
Amazon's Kindle Fire was rooted on the 16th of this month, which two weeks later has led to the inevitable CyanogenMod ROM.
Amazon Kindle family sales increase 4X over last year while Kindle Fire remains the bestselling product across all of Amazon since its introduction 8 weeks ago.
The Amazon Kindle Fire has been torn down and rooted mere days after its launch. The company has also lived up to its promise to open source the OS and has released the source code to all.
Amazon announces more content partners ahead of the Kindle Fire's launch next week.
Is this new app getting ready for the Kindle Fire release?
LG Display and Chungwa Picture Tubes have reportedly begun preparing production capacities for 8.9-inch displays, which are expected to make their way into Amazon's second Kindle Fire tablet.
Jeff Bezos unveils the Android-powered Kindle Fire tablet with Silk web browsing and a new line of Kindle e-readers (e.g. Kindle Touch and Touch 3G).
Amazon's Kindle has evolved from a monochromatic book reader to an all-out content consumption machine.
Silk also aggregates the motion of other users in order to predict your next move, helping it pre-load whatever you might click on next.
More details of Amazon's expected tablet, the Fire, leak out.