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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.

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 […]

Report: Amazon planning to release Kindle in the UK

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The Kindle is set to be released outside the United States, according to “authoritative sources” talking to The Bookseller, that back up a previous rumour that the Kindle will be released in the UK sometime around October, with the announcement being planned sometime next week, ahead of the Frankfurt book fair. "The key things they needed to tie up have been tied up. The rumours I’ve heard are all saying […]

Newspaper publisher to launch Amazon Kindle competitor this year

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Hearst Corporation, known for publishing magazines like Esquire and Cosmopolitan, and newspapers like the San Francisco Chronicle, is getting set to go into the e-reader business, after industry insiders claim that it is set to launch something that hopes to do the same thing that the Amazon Kindle has done for books. Industry sources, being quoted by Fortune Magazine, say that the new Kindle-competitor is suited to the reading ad […]

New Kindle 2 pictures leaked?

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Is this the new Amazon Kindle 2? According to MobileRead, they are – however, they haven’t been confirmed just yet. Also, the pricing has been leaked, and it will set you back US$359, and will be on sale from February 24. But you have to admit, even if this is not real, this looks like a better version of the Kindle. More images after the jump.

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