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  • Estimate Puts Fire Sales at 6 Million

    With Amazon set to release its fourth quarter—and year end—results Tuesday afternoon Stifel Nicolas analyst Jordan Rohan estimates that the company sold 6 million Kindle Fire tablets in the fourth quarter.

  • Apple Sold 15.4 Million iPads in Quarter

    In a record-shattering quarter ended December 31, Apple said that it sold 15.4 million iPads, double that of the previous quarter. The Apple announcement supports the recent survey conducted by Pew that showed a big leap in the number of Americans that bought on iPad over the holidays.

  • Amazon Updates Kindle Fire Software and iOS Apps

    Amazon pushed out an over-the-air software update for its Kindle Fire tablet on Tuesday night to address early complaints from reviewers and buyers.

  • Barnes & Noble Rolls Out NookColor Software Upgrade

    Barnes & Noble is rolling out a software update for its NookColor tablet device that will enhance its functionality and give the device access to a wider variety of content from streaming video, music and apps to graphic novels and interactive books.

  • Kobo Vox Goes On Sale in New Zealand

    E-book retailer Kobo announced the launch of its new Kobo Vox tablet ereader in New Zealand at 60 Whitcoulls store locations and online.

  • Amazon Launches Italian & Spanish Kindle

    Amazon has launched Kindle stores in Italy and Spain, and has also released Italian-language and Spanish-language Kindles.

  • Amazon's Kindles See Banner Black Friday

    Customers purchased four times as many Kindle devices on Black Friday this year versus last year, making it the most successful Black Friday for the devices.

  • Nook Tablet Reviewed: Like the Kindle Fire, But...

    The Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet are comparable in terms of horsepower and size but the real difference is content--there's more of it available on the Kindle, and it's easier to buy and use, except...

  • Kindle Fire Reviewed: Do Not Compare to iPad

    The Kindle Fire is really a distant relation of the handheld portable TV that was popular about 20 years ago--you can consume lots of things fairly effortlessly on the Fire--movies, music, magazines, some kinds of apps, and, more importantly for us, books; but the Fire's real innovation is how easy, and tempting, the device makes buying content--from Amazon.

  • Tale of the Tablets: Comparing New Devices

    Amazon’s Kindle may have launched the e-book boom we’re seeing today, but Barnes & Noble’s NookColor brought on a new generation of 7-in. multimedia tablet devices priced to undercut the 9.7-in. iPad.

  • Digital Devices Riding High

    When the e-reader tablet wars heat up this holiday season, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other companies will be selling their wares to a consumer market that is growing increasingly comfortable with digital reading. According to BISG’s final report in volume two of its “Consumer Attitudes Toward E-Book Reading” survey, consumer satisfaction with e-reading devices is generally high, with 75% of device owners pleased with their e-readers.

  • Japanese Company Buys Kobo

    Japanese e-commerce company Rakuten, Inc., has reached an agreement with Indigo Books & Music to purchase all outstanding shares of international ebook retailer Kobo Inc., for $315 million.

  • B&N Debuts $249 Nook Tablet, Upgrades NookColor, Now $199

    As expected, Barnes & Noble will release the Nook Tablet, a new 7-inch multimedia reading and media device, priced at $249, on November 17. In addition, B&N is upgrading the NookColor and the Nook Simple Touch, and lowering their prices to $199 and $99, respectively.

  • B&N Sets November 7 for 'Special Announcement'

    For those in the industry wondering how Barnes & Noble will respond to Amazon's release of a new generation of Kindles, the company has sent out media invitations to a "special announcement," set for November 7 at its Union Square headquarters in New York.

  • Kobo Unveils Kobo Vox, $200 Color Tablet e-Reader

    Responding quickly to Amazon’s Kindle Fire e-reading tablet, e-book retailer Kobo is releasing Kobo Vox, a seven inch, full-color, multimedia digital reading device for $200.

  • iPad Sales Top 40 Million

    Apple has sold over 40 million iPads since the device was first introduced about 18 months ago, and sold 11.1 million devices in its most recent quarter, the company said yesterday. In the comparable quarter in 2010, Apple sold 4.2 million iPads.

  • AmazonLocal Gives Deals to Kindle Users

    Amazon announced that Kindle and Kindle 3G with Special Offers customers will soon start receiving special offers from AmazonLocal on their Kindle screensavers when they aren’t reading.

  • Sony to Release New e-Ink Reader in October

    Sony announced plans to release the Reader Wi-Fi, a wireless enabled 6-inch dedicated touchscreen eReader, in October. The Reader Wi-Fi will be priced at $149 and is designed to allow users to borrow books wirelessly from libraries.

  • Sony Tablets Coming in September

    Sony isn’t giving up. Although sales of its dedicated e-readers have lagged, today the company announced the launch of its first two Sony Tablet devices. The Android-powered Sony Tablet S is expected to be in stores by mid-September with prices starting at $499 and the Sony Tablet P will be out later this year.

  • Nook To Be Carried in P.C. Richard & Son

    Beginning September 4, appliance and electronics retailer P.C. Richard & Son will begin carrying Barnes and Noble's NOOK and related accessories in their 65 stores throughout the northeast.

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