TechCrunch give the Nook a review and it seems to have done well.
You’ve probably already heard, but here it is.
Today is the big day for Amazon. Will the Kindle Fire create some sparks?
Ok, sorry about that.
Gadgetlab posts on this etch-a-sketch type app for the Kindle. If you think about it it makes perfect sense from the point of view of the screen.
I’d always thought that there would be more of an app ecosystem for the kindle, but perhaps Amazon are holding off for their new tablet?
I read this yesterday at TUAW and started to think about the Kindle and if I thought that Amazon could make something like that into a real competitor for the iPad. I think they could if they were really careful about how it was positioned so as not to alienate their existing loyal Kindle users and also to set it at a price point that fits both with the current Kindle and hits way below the iPad’s pricing.
As for audio / music etc. I doubt that that’s high on their agenda, but I’m happy to be surprised.
I have to admit that I don’t really get this. The Kindle is already really cheap in my opinion, so why release an even cheaper version?
Everyone I know who has a Kindle loves it and thinks it is an excellent e-reader, so I can’t imagine why they’ve decided to launch a cheaper and arguably less attractive model.
According to AppleInsider Amazon is approaching iOS app developers about porting their iOS apps to the Kindle. Apparently Amazon is especially interested in educational type apps which makes sense.
I doubt very much that there will be a space for audio or music type apps on the kindle, but the device does have a mic and speakers, so it can’t be ruled out.