It's long been said that Amazon's low-cost Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle eReaders don't turn a profit for the online retailer, and CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed that to be true in an interview with the BBC.
In addition to announcing a sequel to its Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon is also releasing a bigger and better tablet known as the Kindle Fire HD.
Amazon will relaunch its Kindle Fire with newer hardware and an an even lower price tag. The online retailer has just announced plans to upgrade the Kindle to have a processor that is 40 percent faster, has twice as much RAM (1GB), and longer battery life.
Verizon Wireless may increase the number of pre-installed apps on its Android phones and tablets. According to a leaked message for Verizon employees, Amazon apps will be front-and-center on new Android devices.
Amazon has made a pair of significant claims today. The online retailer declared that it has sold out of its supply of the Kindle Fire, its "most successful product launch" ever. Amazon also claimed that the Kindle Fire has accounted for 22 percent of tablet sales in the United States, though the company failed to provide any sales figures or cite any third-party estimates that would explain its market share claims.
The Amazon Appstore has hopped over the pond and launched in a handful of European countries. Amazon announced today that its alternative Android app portal is now available in five European markets.
Amazon may announce a new slate of Kindle ereaders and tablets on September 6. The online retailer and producer of Kindle products has sent MobileBurn an invitation to what could be a major launch event in Santa Monica next month.
Android device users have long been able to use the official Spotify app, but those that own an Amazon Kindle Fire tablet have not been able to join the Spotify party - until now, that is. Amazon is now offering the official Spotify app in the Amazon Appstore on the Kindle Fire tablet, giving Kindle Fire access to all of the goodies that Spotify offers, including its new ad-supported free radio service. Kindle Fire owners can grab the app for free from the Appstore now.
Amazon has debuted its Amazon Instant Video app for iPad. The app delivers on-demand streaming for thousands of movies and TV episodes that can be purchased or rented.
Amazon has updated Cloud Player to ease the process of adding songs to its music storage and streaming service. The new Cloud Player automatically imports all Amazon MP3 purchases, including songs purchased in the past.