In the fleeting moments I had with Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablet, I noticed one major thing: It lost a lot of weight. The engineers at Amazon managed to slim down their flagship tablet in every dimension.
Amazon is refreshing its line-up of tablet computers with new devices called Kindle Fire HDX, which are significantly faster and lighter than the previous generation.
Just in time for Christmas, Seattle-based Amazon is launching a subscription service for children’s games, videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices.
Apple Inc.’s pencil-thin, smaller iPad will cost much more than its competitors, like Seattle-based Amazon’s Kindle, signaling the company isn’t going to get into a mini-tablet price war.
It’s high season for consumer electronics. Manufacturers of various gadgets are unveiling their holiday lineups. Seattle-based Amazon and Redmond-based Microsoft and Nintendo are all coming out with new and improved products just before the holidays. There’s probably something high tech on your wish list!
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is phasing out the sale of Seattle-based Amazon.com’s Kindle Fire tablet and Kindle e-readers, the second major retailer to stop offering the items in six months.