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September 10, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Thoughts on Amazon’s new Kindles: Ads, phones and more

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Here are six more thoughts on’s Kindle launch — one for every new model the ambitious Seattle tech giant introduced at Thursday’s launch gala inside an airplane hangar here. Don’t dismiss the rumors of a Kindle smartphone just yet. It’s still early days for Amazon’s Kindle business, which could release phones and…


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June 26, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Report: New Kindles coming July 31

The latest whispers about new Kindles from are coming from CNET, which is reporting that the Seattle company will launch a new, higher-resolution version of the Kindle Fire on July 31. Also planned are new Kindles with black-and-white displays and built-in lights, to compete with Barnes & Noble’s new Nook with “GlowLight.” That’s according to “a…


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November 14, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Kindle Fire: First take on Amazon’s tablet (updated)

After months of hype and anticipation since its September unveiling, the Kindle Fire has arrived. The $199, color Web tablet appearing in stores today is the boldest leap yet by into the world of consumer electronics, where people are expanding the range of devices they use to access the Internet and digital media. The Fire…


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October 24, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Kindle Fire’s smoldering privacy issue

It looks like the privacy hullabaloo over’s new Web tablet and exotic browser could end before the device goes on sale. I hope consumers and watchdogs keep paying attention, though. The Kindle Fire doesn’t go on sale until Nov. 15 (though it can be pre-ordered now), but tech experts began questioning the privacy risks of its…


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September 23, 2011 at 11:49 AM

Amazon tablet launch next week? Event planned …

It looks like the long-awaited tablet computers from will launch next Wednesday. The company has scheduled a press conference in New York that day, the same place it unveiled its Kindle e-reader. Amazon is expected to begin selling color, touchscreen tablets bases on Google’s Android platform but with a new interface. The tablets would connect directly…


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September 20, 2011 at 11:38 AM

NEW: Kindle library lending starts in Seattle, goes national

Seattle-area libraries on Tuesday began testing the long-awaited Kindle feature that lets patrons transfer borrowed library books to the electronic device. This morning (Wednesday), announced that the program is now available across the country, at more than 11,000 libraries. Amazon agreed in April to work with OverDrive, a Cleveland company that provides electronic book lending services…


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