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Amazon may be developing its own smart eyewear

Amazon this week hired Babak Parviz, a former Google executive who led the development of the company’s Glass wearable gadget. Several weeks ago Mr. Parviz was replaced from his position at Google, but remained at the company. Apparently, Amazon has offered the executive better opportunities than his former employee. Potentially, …

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Apple and Samsung retain lead as tablet market stagnates

It is not a secret that the market of media tablets is not growing like it used to just a couple of years ago. Apparently, many people are satisfied with their current devices, whereas some other prefer hybrid devices, i.e., phablets. According to International Data Corp., shipments of tablet and …

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Final look of Amazon smartphone unveiled

Amazon is rumoured to reveal its first smartphone only sometimes in June, but we already know what is inside it and how does it look thanks to a publication of its alleged image in a media report. Based on the first look on what is claimed to be the final …

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Amazon is working on a game console – rumour

The mysterious “V1” device which Amazon reportedly demonstrated late last year behind closed doors may be its video game console, which is due later this year, according to unofficial information. In case the information is correct, then Amazon may become an arch-rival for Microsoft Corp., Nintendo and Sony Corp. later …

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Amazon gun for Apple with new Kindle Fire

Amazon placed the spotlight on four new Kindle Fire computers yesterday, including some with a larger colour screen. They are clearly now trying to sneak a few sales away from Apple just in time for end of year sales. Amazon launched the new products just before Apple get the opportunity …

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Amazon press conference Sept 6th: Kindle Fire 2 ?

Amazon have sent out invites for an upcoming press conference scheduled for September 6th in Santa Monica. The email does not detail any product launch or information on what is to be expected however whisperings may indicate that they will be showcasing the Kindle Fire 2. Amazon have experienced a …

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Amazon set to drop Kindle Fire price to $149?

Rumours in recent weeks have been pointing towards a refresh of the 7 inch Kindle Fire tablet coming soon from Amazon; in addition to further mumblings of brand new 8.9″ and 10.1″ models. In an effort to push sales further before the launch of these new tablets, Amazon may drop the current …

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Google CEO talks up importance of sub-$250 Android tablets

This week Google CEO Larry Page answered a question about Google’s strategy going forward regarding Android tablets. Naturally, this is a topic of high interest to many considering increased retail strength and importance tablets from the green machine are enduring. Page is excited by the current Android tablets already available …

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eReader users read more books than hardback lovers

A recent study from Pew Internet has discovered interesting statistics on American’s habits where book reading is concerned. The study reveals that the average e-reader user has read 24 books in the last year, compared to just 15 books read by those preferring traditional paper books. In a country where 99% of …

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Amazon planning a tablet launch later in 2012

Amazon have experienced a high level of success with the Kindle Fire in America, achieving strong sales in the budget sector of the tablet market. The latest news indicates that they are preparing to launch at least two more tablet computers later this year. Digitimes have said that the number …

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Conan O’Brien spoof video about Kindle Fire

We aren’t sure Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos will be too happy about the spoof video that was shown on the Conan O’Brien show a short while ago. The video slots in a look-a-like actor to replace Bezos as he announces a list of new features, fixes and even a ‘Kindle …

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Kindle Fire outperforming Galaxy Tab, already

As expected the Kindle Fire is already proving a success for Amazon, as they have shipped more tablets in Q4 than Samsung. Market research firm IHS iSuppli show 3.9 million Kindle Fire tablets shipped in Q3 of 2011, meaning around 14 percent of the overall market. Apple are without question …

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Kindle Fire may reduce Amazon profits

The challenge to Apple’s iPad mounts as Amazon are due to release their new, low cost Kindle Fire tablet. So far Apple have remained king of the tablet market with staggering sales of their iPad and iPad 2 but analysts seem certain that the Kindle Fire will take the number …

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Amazon to lose $10 on every Kindle Fire sale

Amazon are set to launch an attack on the iPad 2 very soon, by releasing their new Kindle Fire at $199. Less than half the price of Apple’s flagship product. According to IHS however Amazon will be losing $10 on every sale of the new product. Challenging the iPad has …

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iOS dominates US market thanks to iPad

The battle between Apple and Google has reached fever pitch this year, with iOS and Android battling it out across a range of smartphones and tablets. According to the latest Comscore reports Apple are still holding the percentage of the US market at 43.1%. Google will be pleased however, because …

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Kindle ‘Fire’ makes debut tomorrow

The Amazon Tablet is one of the most talked about devices this month, and we have reported on the release on Kitguru in the last couple of weeks. TechCrunch have been playing with the product already and have some information posted on their site. The new tablet will be called …

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