Amazon launches Kindle e-reader, tablets in Canada

Amazon.com Inc. has launched four new Kindle readers today, including the newest Kindle Fire HD devices, in a move to try to capture more of both the e-reader and tablet market. On Sept.

Published on: September 22nd, 2014 Candice So

Global tablet sales will double to 119M in 2012: Gartner

Global tablet sales will nearly double in 2012 from just a year ago, Gartner Inc. researchers predicted today.Gartner's latest forecast is for tablet sales to hit 118.9 millionunits this year, a 98 per

Published on: April 10th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

ViewSonic hits $200 tablet sweet spot with ViewPad 7e

ViewSonic has unveiled the ViewPad 7e, a 7-inch Android tablet that retails for $200. The company is touting the tablet as a content consumption device that’s great for surfing, reading and mobile entertainment.ViewSonic

Published on: October 26th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Amazon Silk browser: the good and the bad

The release of a new browser these days is more likely to elicit yawns than zeal, but Amazon changed that with the release of Silk for its new Fire tablet. While the fundamental

Published on: October 3rd, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Video Rewind: Kindle 2 launch revisited

Amazon was turning heads yesterday with the launch of its Kindle Fire tablet, an Android-based device that goes above and beyond the typical features found in its other Kindle e-readers. Since Amazon unleashed

Published on: September 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Kindle Cloud Reader doesn’t quite beat native app performance

Amazon's new Kindle Cloud Reader, announced Wednesday and available now at read.amazon.com, is a Web-based interface to Amazon's Kindle ebook store, complete with the ability to read books within a web browser. Using

Published on: August 12th, 2011 Jason Snell

How to publish your e-book to Amazon’s Kindle

Would you like to be the next Dan Brown or J.K. Rowling? Perhaps your aspirations are less lofty, but you still have a story--or expert information--to share with the masses. Unless you are

Published on: August 10th, 2011 Tony Bradley

Amazon Android-based tablet rumoured for fall release

All indicators point to Amazon readying a tablet for this year. And according to a report by the Wall Street Journal today, the online retail giant will introduce its first color offering "before

Published on: July 14th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

Kobo eReader Touch innovative and inexpensive

It's rare to find an inexpensive product that also introduces innovation into its category. And yet that's exactly what Kobo Books' Kobo eReader Touch Edition does. It's rare to find an inexpensive product

Published on: June 15th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

The media tablet ecosystem race

By Phil Newman When the iPad was finally revealed in 2010, it took time for the market to know how to categorize the device; everyone settled on simply creating a new category. One

Published on: March 26th, 2011 Francis Moran

Video Rewind: Hands-on review of Kobo e-reader

The e-reader industry has become a competitive one over the past two years, with many publishers offering hardware to the market. Amazon innovated the space with its Kindle, and Sony quickly followed with

Published on: February 24th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

E-book piracy different from music, movies

By Keir Thomas While browsing a social news site the other day, I came across a link to an e-book search engine. Sadly, alongside the many free e-books available, such as those from

Published on: December 1st, 2010 IDG News Service

Amazon’s new Kindle deserves a close look by businesses

Amazon is aggressively defending its position in the e-reader market by unveiling a redesigned Kindle 2 for a mere $139. As Amazon and Barnes and Noble battle for e-reader supremacy, it's time for

Published on: August 3rd, 2010 Tony Bradley

E-readers and tablets boast business benefits

A Silicon Valley product development consulting firm called the Nielsen Norman Group (not to be confused with the Nielsen ratings company) published a study last week comparing reading performance with a book to

Published on: July 13th, 2010 Julie Sartain