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Review: Amazon Kindle Touch

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The Kindle Touch was announced back in September, and finally Australians can now get it through Amazon. However, is it a nice upgrade from the latest generation Amazon Kindle, and is the inclusion of the touchscreen a good or bad idea? Better yet, is the Kindle Touch worth the extra $30 compared to the Kindle? Terence Huynh reviews the Amazon Kindle Touch.

Report: Amazon forefront to buy Palm from HP

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Amazon appears to be the front-runner amongst a number of companies that are in talks with HP over buying Palm and it struggling webOS business, after acquiring the company in April 2010, according to a report published last night. According to VentureBeat, quoting “a well-placed source”, HP is looking to dump both Palm and webOS as soon as possible, which is a big backflip from its commitment to the webOS […]

RECAP: Amazon revamps its Kindle lineup, announces US$199 tablet

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RECAP: Amazon earlier in the night announced a revamp of its Amazon Kindle lineup with significant price drops and the launch of a US$199 tablet that has positioned it as a serious competitor towards the Apple iPad. Amazon Kindle gets a revamp that will see slimmer, smaller and dropping the keyboard. It will be available in Wi-Fi only for US$79 with ads or US$109 with no ads. International users will […]

Amazon updates the Kindle, ditches the keyboard and drops price to US$79/$109

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Amazon has announced an update to its popular Kindle eBook reader that will see it smaller and slimmer. In addition, the new Kindle has had a price reduction of either US$79 or US$109 depending if you choose it with its “Special Offers” program. The screen is still a 6-inch E-Ink display, but the size has been cut down as it axed the keyboard and replaced it with a set of […]

Amazon brings out the Kindle Touch – touch interface and only US$99

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Amazon has expanded the Kindle lineup with the new Kindle Touch for US$99 with advertising or for $139 without advertising. The new Touch adds multi-touch functions to its E-Ink display, in addition with new text-to-speech. The Kindle Touch shares the same body as the Kindle, with a 6-inch display and weighing only 7.5 ounces. It also features 4GB of internal storage and promises to have two months of battery life […]

Amazon announces Kindle Fire tablet – 7 inch display, dual core processor, US$199

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It is now official, Amazon is now in the tablet game. Dubbed the Kindle Fire, Amazon is pushing its entire multimedia offerings – Books, Magazines, Movies and TV Shows – onto this new device and hopes that it can become a serious rival to the Apple iPad. Hardware specs include a dual core processor with 8GB of internal storage. In addition, it has a 7-inch multi touch display and only […]

Amazon press conference is happening September 28th AEST, probably for rumoured Kindle tablet

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A number of news websites, such as This Is My Next and the Wall Street Journal, have recieved email invitations to an Amazon press conference. While the invite is very non-specific about what’s going to happen at the conference, we’re expecting the announcement of the long awaited Amazon Kindle tablet or just another Kindle. The conference will be happening at Midnight on Wednesday September 28 AEST. The tablet, which has […]

Apple forces Amazon to stop accepting apps in Germany over the word “Appstore”

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While Apple has failed to stop Amazon from using the word “Appstore” in the United States, it has managed to do so in, of all places, Germany. Yes, Germany. In addition, Apple has successfully asked a court for an injunction, forcing Amazon to no longer able to accept new applications from German developers who were looking for a place to sell their application outside of the official Marketplace. According to […]

Apple “App Store” lawsuit likely to be denied – report

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Apple’s lawsuit against Amazon over the use of “App Store” is said to be “likely” denied by a federal judge after hearing the final arguments from the company, according to a report. Bloomberg is reporting that US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton will “probably” going to deny Apple’s motion as Apple has not demonstrated that there is confusion between its App Store on its iOS devices, and the Amazon Appstore for […]

Kindle 3 Software Update brings ‘real page-numbers’, public notes

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Amazon has just released an ‘early preview’ of the next update for the Kindle eBook reader. The new update is expected to be released wirelessly to all Kindle 3 owners soon but there is no word on whether Kindle 1, 2 and DX owners will get the update. Big hugs for you guys. Until the official release, adventurous users can manually download the preview software from the Amazon website. The […]

Morning Briefing: Friday 17 December

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Welcome to the Morning Briefing for Friday 17th December 2010, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au. Here’s what we are watching: Julian Assange is freed on bail by a London court. He vows to clear his name of allegations of sexual assault in Sweden and continue his work on the infamous site Wikileaks. After axing 4% of its […]

Google launches eBookstore

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If the Kindle Store or Apple iBookstore aren’t doing it for you, Google has just launched their own eBookstore, creatively named Google ebookstore. While it’s currently only in the US (sigh), it does look quite promising.

TECHGEEK Podcast 21: We dropped the cable

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Okay, we get it. We fail at comedy. Don’t get your knickers in a twist. We discuss the Wikileaks saga, the fact that Porn aims to be the next Google in stealing your private data and that Apple tries to push a dead social network with a dead celebrity. Yep, and while I’m so going to get angry emails from Michael Jackson fans, Tom is going to get emails from […]

TECHGEEK Podcast 17: Let’s squint for Amazon

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It feels like the longest episode so far, but it’s apparently not. Yes, the whole team is back… before they left again. However, not before we go through all the week’s Apple stories that managed to take up 15 minutes of the episode. Yes. You heard that. You might as well skip the 15 minutes. We talk about Skyfire, iBookstores and introduce a new segment called Gadgets. We are resting […]