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Amazon launches two new Kindle e-readers

Amazon Kindle Voyage

Amazon this week unveiled two new Kindle e-readers, the Kindle Voyage and an all-new Kindle. The former is billed as Amazon’s “most advanced e-reader ever” while the latter improves upon the entry-level model while remaining wallet-friendly. They are the company’s seventh generation of e-readers. The Kindle Voyage is the thinnest Kindle yet at 7.6 millimeters thick. Along with an improved […]

Amazon Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle now available in Canada

When Amazon launched Kindle book sales in Canada last December, the move was widely seen as a sign that Amazon’s e-readers were not far behind. And that’s exactly what happened with Amazon yesterday announcing that the Kindle Paperwhite (3G or Wi-Fi-only) as well as the Kindle are now available directly from “We’re excited to make the best-selling and most […]

Amazon launches Kindle book sales in Canada

Amazon today began selling Kindle Books on its Canadian store. The new site features Canadian pricing and a spotlight on Canadian fiction. Unfortunately, Amazon’s Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets are not yet on sale on the site. The move does suggest that Amazon will eventually launch Kindle hardware in Canada. Whether it will happen before Christmas so that Canadians can […]

Amazon to hold press conference on September 6th

Early September is shaping up to be quite busy for press conferences! Following the September 5th Nokia and Microsoft and Motorola and Verizon events, you can now add one for Amazon on September 6th. The invitation reveals little about what Amazon has planned but the expectation is that it will refresh it Kindle device lineup, including a follow-up to its […]

Amazon eBooks now outselling all print books combined

Amazon today announced that it is now selling more Kindle books than hardcover and paperback print books combined. “Customers are now choosing Kindle books more often than print books. We had high hopes that this would happen eventually, but we never imagined it would happen this quickly – we’ve been selling print books for 15 years and Kindle books for […]

Amazon launches Appstore for Android

Amazon yesterday announced the launch of the Amazon Appstore for Android. Much like Google’s own Android Marketplace, the Amazon Appstore will offer customers the ability to browse, search, and purchase Android application and games. It also includes Amazon features like personalized recommendations, customer reviews, detailed reviews with screenshots, and 1-Click payment options. All apps found on the Amazon Appstore will […]

Amazon Kindle out of stock as first author tops million ebook downloads

The Amazon Kindle has been showing as “Temporarily out of stock” since yesterday. No ETA is being provided with Amazon telling customers only that they will be notified via email when further information is available. While it is entirely possible that the Kindle’s recent spike in sales (after a price drop to US$189) has caught Amazon by surprise, another possibility […]