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Amazon Trims Price of Kindle Fire HD

The Seattle-based Web retailer said the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD with 4G wireless capability will start at $399, down from $499. Amazon reduced the price of the Wi-Fi only version by $30 to $269.


Barnes & Noble launches new Nook HD

Nook HD

Barnes & Noble is rolling out two new versions of its Nook tablet with sleek new hardware and a sharper high-definition screen. The bookseller's move heightens the already intense tablet wars heading into the holiday season.


Wal-Mart will stop selling Kindles

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is phasing out the sale of's Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers, the second major retailer to stop offering the items in six months... Retailers are trying to fight a growing practice called "showrooming." That's when shoppers, armed with smartphones, browse products in physical stores and then shop online for a better price.


Microsoft plugging $300 million into Nook


Microsoft Corp will invest $300 million in Barnes & Noble Inc's digital and college businesses in a deal that values the businesses at $1.7 billion.


Walmart to start selling new iPad at 12:01 a.m.

Walmart's 24-hour stores will start selling the least-expensive version of the new iPad at 12:01 a.m.


Amazon Says Kindles Sell Over 1M/Wk For Third Straight Week

Kindle Fire this morning announced that it has sold more than 1 million Kindles a week for the last three weeks in a row. The retailer said that the Kindle Fire tablet remains the single best selling item on site. The Fire has been the best-selling product on the site for 11 weeks in a ...

Senh: Finally some real numbers from Amazon regarding the Kindle Fire sales. They still lumped sales of all Kindle products together though. Maybe it's more impressive that way, but it's kinda sneaky. Why don't they just flat out tell us how many Kindle Fires have been sold?


Amazon's tablet may be hottest holiday gadget

The Kindle Fire tablet may be the hottest selling gadget this holiday, pressuring Inc's profit margins but giving the world's largest Internet retailer potentially millions of new high-spending customers.

Senh: The Kindle Fire price of $199 is hard to beat, that's less than half of other tablets on the market. It runs Android which has hundreds of thousands of mobile apps and thousands of tablet apps. The 7" form factor is a good alternative to 10" tablets.


Retailers bank on Kindle Fire for holidays

Amazon's Kindle Fire is a Catch-22 for retailers: The $199 tablet computer could both help Christmas traffic and hurt future sales.


Amazon unveils $199 Kindle Fire tablet and $79 e-ink Kindle

Amazon unveils $199 Kindle Fire tablet and $79 e-ink Kindle

After months of speculation, it's here: Amazon's tablet, the $199 Kindle Fire, was unveiled Wednesday. Smaller and cheaper than Apple's dominant iPad, the Kindle Fire has a 7-inch display and runs on a heavily customized version of Google's (GOOG, Fortune 500) Android operating system. The tablet offers Wi-Fi connectivity, but no 3G or other cellular connection. It also lacks a camera and microphone, two features found in most rival tablets.

Senh: At $199 and running Android, the Kindle Fire is the iPad's first formidable competitor.


Top News This Week: GameStop plans to release its own Android tablet

Video game retailer GameStop has announced plans to release its own Android tablet next year. The tablet is expected to come with some games preinstalled and will likely offer some game titles that are unique to the device. Games will be streamed to the tablet from a cloud, with titles expected to include some popular console games as well as mobile gaming titles.

Senh: I think they're a little late to the game. It doesn't seem like the Android tablet is gaining much traction. Electronic companies have already started jumping ship.


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