Debut of Amazon's Kindle phone may be imminent



Reports of an Amazon-branded smartphone have been circulating for quite some time now.

Amazon prepping new Kindle tablet, e-reader

Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch a new Kindle e-reader with front lighting, alongside an upgraded Fire tablet.



2011 - the year of the Kindle

It seems as if 2011 was the year of the Kindle, with Amazon confirming sales of millions of Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle e-readers over the holiday season.

Amazon refreshes Kindle e-reader lineup

Amazon refreshed its Kindle e-reader lineup on Wednesday, alongside the launch of its long-awaited Fire tablet.

Report: Amazon prepping tablet for pre-October launch

Amazon is reportedly prepping a tablet that could launch sometime before October.


Are ebooks are killing off textbooks?

If you were thinking eBooks wouldn't eventually kill off those heavy textbooks, you were wrong. Well, at least partly wrong.

B&N captures 25% of e-reader market with Nook

Bookseller Barnes & Noble has just released third quarter statistics with both positive and negative results. Overall, the company’s profits were down 25 percent from the previous quarter as it continues to go head-to-head with other e-reader companies like Amazon.

Disposable e-paper prototyped

A disposable e-reader could be on the cards, following the discovery that paper makes just as good a host material as glass.

Hanvon to debut first color E Ink e-reader

The first color E Ink-powered e-reader is expected to make its debut at a Tokyo electronics show on Tuesday.

Sharper Image touts Literati e-reader

Remember Sharper Image? Yes, they are still around and are now touting a (surprisingly) reasonably priced, Kobo-powered color e-reader dubbed "Literati."

New lower-priced Kindle pitched as commodity item

Well, Amazon may have sold out of the original Kindle, but there's now a replacement. The company has launched two new versions of its e-reader, smaller and lighter than the original.

Amazon nearly doubles Kindle royalty rate

The latest move in the all-out e-reader war is showing just how profitable the heated Kindle vs. iPad vs. Nook vs. Kobo battle can be, for publishers.

Kindle to come to Android devices this summer

Amazon's releasing a Kindle for Android app this summer, bringing Kindle books to Android phones.

Barnes & Noble delivers major Nook update

Barnes & Noble has added a range of new features in its Nook 1.3 software, now beaming its way to wifi-connected e-readers.

Ether Publishing turns iPhone into e-reader

A new publishing start-up is offering short stories, essays and poetry on cellphones, in the hope that users will decide they just don't need an e-reader after all.

Best Buy to sell Barnes & Noble Nook

Barnes & Noble has decided to reach beyond of its own retail empire to sell the Nook, its branded e-book reader, and will begin making the device available to Best Buy.

Android-powered Alex e-reader to launch mid-April

If you haven't heard of Alex, blame the iPad. Alex is a new e-reading device powered by Google's Android operating system that is now scheduled to launch just a matter of weeks after Apple's new tablet device.

Report: Apple iPad could threaten e-Reader market

A new survey conducted by ChangeWave claims that Apple’s iPad is likely to have a “major impact” on the e-Reader, laptop and home entertainment markets.

Amazon signs Kindle patent deal with Microsoft

Amazon has agreed a cross-licensing deal with Microsoft over its Kindle e-reader and use of Linux-based servers.

Nook e-reader makes it back into the stores

Barnes and Noble's Nook e-reader, which sold out over the holidays, is back on sale online and in stores - just in time for Valentine's Day, says the company, hopefully.