Archive for the ‘Amazon Kindle’ Category

The Battle of the Budget Tablets – Nexus 7 vs Kindle Fire HD vs Iconia Tab A110

Monday, September 24th, 2012

This Christmas there’s going to be a showdown in the gadget world, and it’s going to be between three budget tablets. The Nexus 7, the Kindle Fire HD and as of last week a third – Acer’s Iconia Tab A110. Each of them offers more or less the same specs and for more or less the same price, but which one will win? The devil is in the details but while those slight differences may make all the difference it also may just come down to the pure clout of the names of the Nexus and Amazon brands. (more…)

Kindle Fire HD looks set to burn iPad and Nexus 7 in UK

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

It’s taken its sweet time to reach the UK but next month will finally see the Kindle Fire brand reach the the shores of Great Britain in the form of the original Kindle Fire and the new and improved version, the Kindle Fire HD. Few tablets aside from Amazon’s have even managed to come close to giving the iPad anything to worry about and the launch of the new and improved device, and its release in the UK, could be another chink in Apple’s armour. Not to mention the Nexus 7’s. (more…)

Will the Kindle Fire 2 top your Christmas list?

Friday, July 13th, 2012

It’s no secret that a new version of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is in the works and expected to be released this year. What’s not been so clear is whether the device is going to be confined to US shores as the original was or if it might enjoy a global launch this time round. However thanks to gadget purveyors Currys and PC World it seems as if it’s not just our American cousins who will be able to enjoy the new tablet at Christmas. (more…)

Are You A Sucker For US Gadgets?

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Dollar and Pound next to one anotherEver noticed how when an American gadget manufacturer launches a new product, they seem to use a different exchange rate from the rest of the world by the time the product reaches good old blighty? And no, you’re not getting a better deal! It always favours the yank supplier. The product might appear to be cheaper in the UK once it’s been converted to pounds sterling, but if you do the figures, you might be in for a shock. After all, at $1 = 60 – 65p, there’s 35 – 40% difference between the value of sterling compared to the US dollar. (more…)

Is the iPhone still Cool?

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Picture of iPhone 4Remember the days when the height of style was caressing your iPhone lovingly in a café bar or listening to your favourite tunes on those oh-so-familiar white headphones on the commute to work? Those days are over. Today, your work colleague is more likely to be showing off the more powerful capabilities of the HTC Sensation, awing you with hi-res images on the Samsung Galaxy S II or playing the latest Playstation games on the Motorola Atrix. (more…)

What Will The Top Five Selling Christmas Gadgets Be This Year?

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

various gadgetsNo sooner has September begun when the thoughts of retailers everywhere turn to Christmas. For technology retailers, it really is the season to be jolly, for it’s the time of year when gadget shops and outlets make more profit than any other season – usually on the back of the latest hardware releases. So what are the big sellers going to be this year? Let’s take a look at what might be in your Xmas box this year. (more…)

Amazon Kindle – price slash could be on the way

Saturday, January 1st, 2011

A hand holding a Kindle

Still someway from tipping Apple’s iPad in terms of sales volume, the Amazon Kindle sold 8 million units in Britain and the US in 2010, making it the bestselling Amazon product of all time.

The Kindle has made some massive leaps since its introduction in 2007, then capable of storing only 200 books. The latest version Kindle 3 has Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities, 4 GB of memory capable of holding 3,000 books, and a battery life of one month. With a price tag of £109 for the wifi only version the Kindle was no doubt a favourite under many Christmas trees this year. Good news for e-reader fans is that prices could soon be even lower.