The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. (Image: Amazon).

Published: September 22nd, 2014


What tablet screen size is right for you?

By Diana Zelikman, Fueled When Apple first revitalized the tablet PC category with the iPad in April 2010, only 9.7-inch screens were available. Five years later, a plethora of tablets and tablet screen sizes

Published on: March 24th, 2014 Fueled

Google unveils $199 tablet, Jelly Bean OS and Nexus Q multimedia player

As expected, Google on Wednesday announced a $199, 7-in. tablet called Nexus 7 that will run on Android 4.1, dubbed Jelly Bean.Built with Asus, the tablet can be ordered starting today on Google

Published on: June 27th, 2012 Matt Hamblen

Nvidia’s sub-$200 Kai tablets coming soon

The first tablets based on Nvidia's Kai platform, which is being built to enable quad-core, 7-inch Android devices for around $200, will be announced in the second half of the year, an Nvidia

Published on: June 6th, 2012 James Niccolai

iPad pours cold water on Kindle Fire in tablet owner survey

A near-record 81% of owners of Apple's newest iPad said that they were "very satisfied" with the tablet in a survey conducted by a market research firm last month.Noting that "Apple sets the

Published on: June 5th, 2012 Gregg Keizer

Major shift in $200-tablet market expected

"As we continue to see the volume of existing tablets increase, prices naturally come down on component cost," explains Nick Stam, Nvidia's director of technical marketing. "You'll see a number of devices coming

Published on: April 26th, 2012 J.R. Raphael

Android tablets to surpass iPad in global sales by 2015: IDC

The Kindle Fire is burning a hole in Apple Inc.'s global dominance of the tablet market, International Data Corp. research suggests.In fact, Android tablets could suprass Apple's iPad as the top selling tablets

Published on: March 13th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

iPad 2, Kindle Fire share common complaints

Tablets are great for a wide variety of mobile computing tasks. The Apple iPad 2 isn't just an awesome device; it's “magical” if you believe the Apple marketing hype. As astounding as tablets

Published on: February 17th, 2012 Tony Bradley

Video Rewind: Amazon’s Kindle Fire first look revisited

If a blogger following e-commerce giant Amazon.com is correct, the well-known Web brand will be opening doors to its first physical location in Seattle within a few months.Such a move would buck the

Published on: February 7th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Amazon’s Kindle Fire giving Android tablets a boost

Few may have envisioned that an ultra-cheap tablet sold by the most popular online retailer in the world would be successful. And yet Amazon's Kindle Fire finds itself in just such a situation, according to estimates

Published on: January 30th, 2012 Brad Reed

How to buy the right iPad 2 model

Maybe last year, the iPad seemed too new and exotic to be on your holiday wish list. Maybe you were hesitant to buy the first generation of a new type of device. Maybe

Published on: November 28th, 2011 Philip Michaels

Video Rewind: Kobo’s first e-reader

Toronto-based Kobo Inc. is the latest e-reader maker to release an Android-powered device to the market in the Kobo Vox.With the $200 device that runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Kobo hopes to compete

Published on: November 24th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Kobo Vox a more open alternative to Kindle Fire

The Kobo Vox is a value-priced tablet with a twist. Like its E Ink sibling, the Kobo Touch e-reader, the Vox has a social focus, and places an emphasis on sharing reading experiences.

Published on: November 24th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson

Kindle Fire tablet released as Amazon challenges iPad dominance

Amazon unveiled its tablet computer, the US$199 Android-based Kindle Fire, on Wednesday during a Manhattan launch event.The Wi-Fi-only tablet has 8GB of storage, with a 1GHz dual-core TexasInstruments' OMAP (Open Multimedia Application Processor),

Published on: September 28th, 2011 Agam Shah and Nancy Weil