Amazon is the leading e-commerce company and has managed to branch out into new markets. The company has expanded its selection via a robust third-party selling network. Meanwhile, Amazon's Kindle is the leading e-reader device, but is facing tough competition from Apple's iPad, Barnes & Noble's Nook and Sony's Reader franchise. Amazon Web Services, the company's enterprise cloud computing unit, is gaining traction.
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In 2010, Amazon released a thinner, faster Kindle e-book reader. Bill Detwiler cracks open the Kindle Graphite (3G+Wi-Fi) in this teardown gallery.
Delegates gathered in the convention centre of the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast last week for the 2010 Australian CIO Summit.
Amazon launched its next generation Kindle, which promises a smaller footprint and faster page turns among other items
Amazon chief Jeff Bezos says his company's new Kindle DX will save paper, help students get better grades, reduce "evil" ink cartridges, and boost newspapers.
Shots of the Amazon Kindle DX, straight from the live press conference in New York.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in action as he reveals the Amazon Kindle DX e-reader live in New York.
The Amazon Kindle 2 is now available, however no case ships with the device like what Amazon provided with the Kindle 1. You therefore need to buy a case through Amazon or another 3rd party. M-Edge creates some of the best Kindle cases, that also work with their lighting solution to protect your Kindle and make it quite fashionable.
Amazon just started shipping the Amazon Kindle 2 to buyers last week. In their February launch event they mentioned that the Kindle software with Whispersync would eventually come to other devices. Well, that time has come MUCH sooner than anyone anticipated and you can now download the software and read Kindle books on your Apple iPhone or iPod touch. Amazon just changed the game when it comes to ebooks and sets the new standard for ebook content.
The Amazon Kindle 2 was recently announced and is now shipping to consumers with a sleek new form factor and some other hardware improvements to make it the most compelling ebook reader on the market. The Whispernet wireless service and on-device Amazon store front set the device apart from the rest of the pack, but there are even more subtle improvements that make this $359 device a must have for book fans and gadget geeks.
Amazon's Kindle 2 Launches at the Morgan Library and Museum in New York City, February 9 2009.
Amazon updates its e-book with a slimmer design, a 6-inch 600 x 800 display that provides 16 shades of gray versus 4 shades in Kindle 1, 2GB of memory that holds more than 1,500 books, and 25 percent more battery life.
The Amazon Kindle comes with decent black leather case, but it doesn't do a very good job of holding the device securely in place when the front flap is opened. There is also no backlighting on the Kindle so you need good lighting to read with the device. M-Edge has two solutions that integrate with each other to address both of these issues and I was pleased to finally find such an elegant solution.
Jason Perlow takes the Amazon Kindle for a spin with a glass of Jack Daniels.
With its paper-like display, wireless capability and thousands of titles from Amazon's catalog behind it, the Kindle may be the first e-book reader to gain broad acceptance. Watch as we crack open the Kindle's case and examine the circuitry inside.
A look at Amazon's Kindle out of its packaging.