This week was filled with a smattering of mobile and tablet news, as major hardware providers scramble to keep their products in the limelight in anticipation of Apple's September 12 event. Today, Amazon's Jeff Bezos took the stage to announce not one, but seven total upgrades or new products in the company's already successful Kindle family.
With Sony and Samsung vying for the spotlight at last week's IFA show while Nokia and Motorola Mobility keep tech journalists busy on Wednesday, that leaves Amazon as the last one out the door to announce new products ahead of Apple's own event next week.
With a week to go before Amazon holds a media event, the e-tailer has announced its best-selling Kindle Fire is now sold out -- which certainly sounds more like "we stopped making them because a new model is coming" to us. While that seven-inch slate was quite nice a year ago, Google's Nexus 7 has pretty much made many of us forget all about the Kindle Fire, so Amazon is going to have to pull a real rabbit out of its hat to wow us once again. In the meantime, let's get caught up with the day's news for this Thursday, August 30, 2012.
Summer's over and that can only mean one thing: The new crop of Apple mobile hardware will soon be upon us! What does the new iPhone have under the hood? When will the iPad Mini be announced? We've got your answers right here...so long as you like your answers to be unconfirmable, that is.
Mac and iOS users alike were blessed with updates today, with Apple pushing out the first update to OS X Mountain Lion, while Facebook finally made good on promises of a faster, higher performance mobile app at last. Meanwhile, Amazon is ready to make a big announcement on September 6 and hey, Microsoft has a new look! Read on to find out what's new for this Thursday, August 23, 2012.
Are you a Pinterest junkie or know someone who is? If so, you might want to keep that loved one away from the App Store, because the service has finally carried the addiction over to the iPad and Android this week.
Try to at least act surprised when you read this, but yet another news giant has now "confirmed" that Apple will be hopping into the small tablet space this fall with a junior version of the iPad priced much closer to competing slates like the Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire.
After taking on the tablet market last fall with its Kindle Fire, e-tailer Amazon now appears ready to try its hand at the lucrative smartphone market as well -- and a new report reveals it may already be working with component suppliers.
It's been awhile since we've heard this one, but a report this week is dragging out new details about Amazon's ambitions to release a smartphone of its own to follow up the company's Kindle Fire success.