Mar 20, 2013 17:14 EDT
US online retail giant Amazon began selling its advanced Kindle Paperwhite e-reader in Brazil this week, tapping into the biggest consumer market in Latin America.
Mar 13, 2013 15:52 EDT
Amazon.com on Wednesday ramped up its challenge to Apple's iPads by trimming the price of its large-screen Kindle Fire and making the tablets available in Japan and Europe.
Mar 11, 2013 20:25 EDT
Groups representing US authors and publishers have called on the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to deny online retailer Amazon exclusive rights to websites ending with .book, .author, or .read.
Feb 14, 2013 13:06 EST
British publisher Pearson on Thursday said the US government would allow it to merge its Penguin book division with rival Random House, overcoming a key competition hurdle.
Jan 30, 2013 21:46 EST
BlackBerry launched its comeback effort with a revamped platform and a pair of sleek new handsets, along with a company name change as part of a move to reinvent the smartphone maker.
Jan 30, 2013 13:29 EST
BlackBerry launched its comeback effort Wednesday with a revamped platform and a pair of sleek new handsets, along with a company name change as part of a move to reinvent the smartphone maker.
Jan 25, 2013 21:24 EST
Best-selling writer Stephen King, known for bloody novels filled with fictional horror and gore, made an impassioned plea for an end to real-life violence involving firearms.
Jan 24, 2013 13:33 EST
Internet retail colossus Amazon.com on Thursday announced the purchase of a text-to-speech technology company in a move evidently aimed at ramping up the capabilities of its Kindle Fire tablet computers.
Jan 22, 2013 15:20 EST
Microsoft announced Tuesday that its business-oriented Surface Windows 8 Pro tablet computer will debut in the United States and Canada in February with a lofty starting price of $899.
Jan 09, 2013 18:37 EST
Stripped of his Tour de France titles, disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong is banking on "the Oprah effect" to help get his life, career and public image back on track.
Dec 17, 2012 13:53 EST
Almost all major US newspapers and magazines have a mobile Web presence, and most of those without one will create one in the coming months, an industry survey showed Monday.
Dec 11, 2012 17:52 EST
Microsoft said Tuesday it would make its Surface tablet computer available to outside sellers as soon as mid-December, citing interest from retailers as well as consumers.
Nov 27, 2012 16:27 EST
Amazon said Tuesday that sales of its Kindle tablets and e-readers have more than doubled over the key weekend launching the holiday season, but provided no specific sales figures.
Nov 15, 2012 14:46 EST
Amazon on Thursday began shipping a large-screen, high-definition version of its popular Kindle Fire tablet computers ahead of schedule in a holiday season challenge to Apple iPads.
Nov 08, 2012 00:17 EST
Internet shopping giant Amazon has cut the cost of the Japanese version of its Kindle e-reader even before the first customers get their hands on the device.
Nov 07, 2012 17:04 EST
These superheroes will still save the day, but in digital format.
Nov 02, 2012 14:27 EDT
Apple's new iPad mini debuted on Friday with less fanfare than previous incarnations amid talk it might have come too late to the 7-inch tablet computer market.
Nov 02, 2012 08:32 EDT
Shoppers got their hands on Apple's new iPad mini Friday, launched with less fanfare than previous incarnations amid talk it might have come too late to the 7-inch tablet computer market.
Nov 02, 2012 04:50 EDT
The iPad mini got off to a low-key start Friday, with little of the hype-fuelled razzmatazz of earlier Apple launches, as analysts said the costly creation may have come too late to the 7-inch market.
Nov 01, 2012 21:45 EDT
The iPad mini made its debut on Friday as Apple takes on rivals Amazon, Google and Samsung with a smaller version of its coveted tablet computer, but it was a low-key start as sales began in Australia.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
The Kindle 2
|Manufacturer||Foxconn for Amazon.com|
|Release date||1st generation: November 19, 2007|
2nd generation: February 9, 2009
|Power||3.7 V, 1530 mAh lithium polymer, BA1001 model|
|CPU||Freescale 532 MHz, ARM-11|
|Storage capacity||(total/user available) 256 MB/180 MB (original) or 2 GB/1.4 GB (Kindle 2) or 4 GB/3.3 GB (Kindle DX) internal flash memory|
|Display||6 in diagonal,|
3.6 in (91 mm) × 4.8 in (122 mm),
600 × 800 pixels or 0.48 megapixels,
167 ppi density,
4-level grayscale (original)
or 16-level grayscale (Kindle 2)
|Input||USB 2.0 port (micro-B connector),|
(original model only),
|Connectivity||Amazon Whispernet using EVDO/CDMA AnyDATA wireless modem|
|Dimensions||8.0 × 5.3 × 0.8 in (203 × 135 × 20.3 mm) (original) 8.0 × 5.3 × 0.36 in (203 × 135 × 9.14 mm) (Kindle 2)|
|Weight||10.2 oz (290 g)|