Kindle Fire HDX coming to the UK, but is it any good?

Rumours of an Amazon-branded phone continue to swirl around the tech world, but in the meantime the company is focusing on its Android tablet line with its new Kindle Fire HDX range. The competition is fiercer than ever: cut-price slabs from Tesco and Argos are now fighting it out with Google’s better-than-ever second-generation Nexus 7, … Continue reading Kindle Fire HDX coming to the UK, but is it any good?

Amazon launch 6th gen “Kindle Paperwhite” touchscreen e-reader

When Michael Cronan was asked to name Amazon’s new e-reader, the branding consultant suggested Kindle. Kindle, as we know, means “to light a fire” and Cronan felt it would be an appropriate metaphor for reading and intellectual excitement. Since the original Kindle was released in November 2007, six generations of the Amazon e-reader have followed. … Continue reading Amazon launch 6th gen “Kindle Paperwhite” touchscreen e-reader

Amazon Kindle sets world (well UK) on Fire

After snubbing the UK for some of its recent releases, Amazon finally extended a warm embrace to the British Isles and in fact over compensated with a slew of exciting announcements for anyone trapped on this godforsaken isle. Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD The Kindle Fire has been a states-side smash for the past year … Continue reading Amazon Kindle sets world (well UK) on Fire

Best e-readers for the summer holidays

If you’re travelling this summer, an e-reader is an essential companion. Instead of cramming your suitcase full of books, an e-reader can save your valuable luggage space. The average e-reader can hold at least 1,000 books at a time, so you’ll never be stuck for something to read. Amazon Kindle The Amazon Kindle is the … Continue reading Best e-readers for the summer holidays

Amazon unveils Kindle Fire and Touch: Threatens Android cousins more than iPad 2

The worst kept secret since civil servants decided to leave al-Qaeda dossiers on trains, Amazon finally ended the will-they-won’t-they speculation over its entry into the tablet game. The 7 inch Kindle Fire is full-colour dual core tablet running a customised version of Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Unlike the vast majority of 7 inch Android tablets however, … Continue reading Amazon unveils Kindle Fire and Touch: Threatens Android cousins more than iPad 2

Sony e-reader – hands on

I attended the Sony Reader demonstration with one thing in mind – to buy an Amazon Kindle later that day. Somewhere between seeing the Sony Reader and forcing the European Product Manager outside to demonstrate its display in bright sunlight, I changed my mind. I realised quality eReader devices were not just novel to Amazon. … Continue reading Sony e-reader – hands on

Amazon Kindle 3 review roundup

Amazon has announce that the newest version of its famous Kindle e-reader device will be hitting the (virtual) shelves on August 27th. At £109 for a Wi-Fi device, and £149 for 3G + Wi-Fi, the reading device is certainly one of the most affordable readers available – but is it better than a book? We’ve … Continue reading Amazon Kindle 3 review roundup