Tag Archives: Kindle Fire

SWIPE 2012: Tablets Command Attention

At SWIPE, the Magazine Publishers Association conference on “tablets, e-readers and smartphones,” held at the Grand Hyatt on March 20, tablets dominated the discussion.  Not surprisingly, the “new iPad” was the focus of much adulation – especially given magazine publishers’ delight at how well ads looked in the pixelated screen.  But there was also concern…Continue Reading

Luke? Darth Vader? Who has The Force behind them in this month’s battle of the ereaders?

February was a numbers game, as many analysts sifted through data to try to gauge which ereader was faring the best in the marketplace. With statistics shared at the O’Reilly Tools of Change for Publishing conference, as well as results from studies in anticipation of the Apple iPad 3, it’s unclear who exactly is topping…Continue Reading

Guilty? Innocent? What’s the end-of-the-year ruling in the battle of the ereaders?

Things heated up in the tablet/ereader race this month as more in-depth reviews—and in some cases, criticisms—were being published just in time for the last weeks of holiday shopping. The Kindle Fire was the player most sweating it out in the hot seat this month with lots of complaints ranging from lack of external volume…Continue Reading

The Sleeping Giant Wakes—what does this mean for the war of the ereaders?

It was the press conference heard round the tech/publishing world last Wednesday when Jeff Bezos announced the Kindle Touch, a dedicated touch screen ereader, and Kindle Fire, the long awaited Amazon tablet. These new products, combined with surprisingly low price points, are enough to be a real game changer, causing Barnes & Noble’s stock to…Continue Reading