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Big e-reader sales for Christmas

Posted by admin on November 15, 2010

About nine million devices are in circulation in the United States, according to Forrester Research. That could jump in the coming weeks as consumers begin their holiday shopping, analysts predict. According to Forrester, at least 10.3 million e-readers could be in circulation by the end of the year. In a recent Consumer Reports poll, 10 percent of the adults surveyed said they planned to give an e-reader as a gift this year, up from 4 percent in 2009. That has corresponded with an increase in e-book sales. Two years ago, publishers said that sales of e-books constituted 1 percent of total book sales, but the figure is now closer to 9 or 10 percent.

“There’s no question that this is the year of the gadget, and this year’s gadget is the e-reader,” said Geoffrey Jennings, the owner of Rainy Day Books, an independent bookstore in Fairway, Kan.

Weeks before the holiday season officially begins, the promotional blitz by retailers has already begun. On Amazon.com, a prominent homepage ad informs shoppers about the latest versions of the Kindle, for $139 and $189.

Seen on: The New York Times.

You can buy a Kindle DX for $379, Kindle 3G+Wi-Fi for $189 or Kindle Wi-Fi version for only $139 today with FREE shipping and get it in time for Christmas!

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Refurbished Kindle DX (U.S. Wireless) for ONLY $249.99!!

Posted by admin on July 13, 2010

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Refurbished Kindle DX (U.S. Wireless) for ONLY $249.99!!

Amazon is offering its old U.S. Kindle DX version in refurbished condition with full warranty for ONLY $249.99!! saving $130 from the newest Kindle DX graphite version.

Buy refurbished U.S. Kindle DX now for only $249.99!!

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Kindle DX vs IREX DR800SG features comparison

Posted by admin on March 13, 2010

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Feature: Kindle DX IREX DR800SG
Screen size: 9.7" E Ink ® Vizplex™ 8.1″ Wacom® enabled® Touchscreen
Screen Resolution: 824 x 1200 1024 x 768
Device size: 10.4″ (H) x 7.2″ (W) x 0.38″ (D) 7.6″ (H) x 5.87″ (W) x 0.42″ (D)
Weight: 18.9 oz 12.6 oz
Storage Space: 4 GB (3,500 books) 2 GB (1,500 books)
Memory Card Expansion Slots:
PDF reader:
Landscape mode:
(Auto)
Wireless:
(+130 countries)

(USA Only)
Price (US$): $489

$399

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AT&T earnings up 26 percent, driven by wireless

Posted by admin on January 28, 2010

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AT&T reported a 26 percent rise in fourth-quarter profit, fueled by wireless subscriber additions, particularly among users of e-readers, smartphones and netbook computers to the Web.
AT&T’s results reflect consumers’ willingness to pay to read newspapers online, find restaurants, text with friends or navigate city streets using mobile devices. AT&T added some 2.7 million net subscribers in the fourth quarter — nearly 1 million more than analysts predicted.
Analysts said, in fact, the quarter’s upside surprise came from the number of customers that AT&T added for devices such as Amazon.com Inc’s Kindle, Sony Corp’s Reader Daily Edition, and the Barnes & Noble Nook. In the “emerging devices” category, AT&T brought about 1 million users aboard.
Devices such as e-readers are seen bringing in much less monthly revenue per customer than traditional cellphone subscriptions, analysts say. But unlike the iPhone, products like Kindle are not subsidized by operators and therefore offer solid profit margins.
Read more: Reuters.

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First of all, what is Kindle?

Posted by admin on October 4, 2009

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The Kindle 2
The Kindle 2

Amazon Kindle is a software and hardware platform developed by Amazon.com subsidiary Lab126 for reading e-books and other digital media. Three hardware devices, known as “Kindle“, “Kindle 2“, and “Kindle DX” support this platform, as does an iPhone application called “Kindle for iPhone”. The first device was released in the United States on November 19, 2007.

The Kindle hardware devices use E Ink brand electronic paper displays, and are able to download content over Amazon Whispernet using the Sprint EVDO network. Kindle hardware devices can be used without a computer, and Whispernet is accessible without any fee. These devices also provide free access to the internet. The Kindle is not currently available outside the US.

On March 3, 2009, Amazon.com launched an application entitled Kindle for iPhone in the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch owners to read Kindle content. Through a technology termed “Whispersync,” customers can keep their place across Kindle hardware devices and other mobile devices.

Amazon announced the Kindle DX on May 6, 2009. This device has a larger screen than its predecessors and supports PDF files natively. It is marketed as more suitable for displaying newspaper and textbook content.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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