I'm not sure what the problem is. Could Amazon release a glorious $399 Kindle Fire Plus, with more storage space, external volume control and a faster processor? Of course. But is that what the market seeks?
You'll want to consider each person's likes, dislikes, and weaknesses (kitten calendars anyone?). Once you have your strategy together, consider the gift suggestions below to avoid wrapping any grenade gifts this year.
Love it or hate it, this is an exciting time in the publishing world. Technological advances have made the long, arduous process of publishing a book cheap, easy and fast--giving voice to millions of new authors and providing readers with a richer, more interesting selection of books.
Even today with the proliferation of mobile technology, classrooms across the US run the full spectrum when it comes to technology.
A week in and, while not quite in LOVE, I am deeply in LIKE with my Kindle Fire. Here is a quick review.
I once slept with a man because he gave me a copy of Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle. Before you judge me, read the book. It's lyrical and seductive and changes the way you think about reality, about life.
I recently asked Karen Lotz, the Group Managing Director of Walker Books Ltd, what their estimate for children's e-books and print books over the next 3 to 5 years is.
Tablets bring a non-linear experience to reading a book. Readers can instantly jump from one part of the book to another. There can be hyperlinks to external content. And it is in full color.
Amazon's new Kindle Fire tablet isn't an iPad killer, but it could be an iPad wounder.
If you are a big time Amazon customer, this is a very sharp device. Because that's what, at bottom, the Amazon Kindle is: an Amazon consumption enabler.
What are the things driving the Kindle Fire sales, and will they keep up, and even eclipse the iPad? I think they will, and there are six reasons driving the powerful trajectory of the Amazon device.
So, Amazon is to become the official publisher of its own books. It was, of course, bound to happen, too tempting to resist. After all, it does repres...
A real book has a crisp smell when it's brand new. But what makes a book a book is the joyful pride you get from looking over at a book on a shelf and knowing, "This is mine. I read that."
I accidentally deleted over 13,000 messages from my email account and didn't flinch. Well, almost. There was a feeling of panic, but it was followed by a Zen-like calm. Had I effectively erased the past?
In the end, whether the Kindle Fire will compete with the Apple iPad remains to be seen. But Amazon lowering and improving its line of e-readers mean that late, cost-conscious adapters of the e-book revolution will now join the party, more readers either cutting back on or eschewing print altogether.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed a new line of tablets on Wednesday morning including one, Kindle Fire, that unleashes a clear warning shot across Apple's bow. It could even score a direct hit.
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