The Kindle Turns 5 Today, and It's Come a Ridiculously Long Way

Today the Kindle turns five and it's come a long, long way in that past half-decade. In case you don't remember, in 2007 the first generation Kindle had a 800 x 600 screen, 250 MB internal memory, and was the only model to ever have a microSD slot. And it launched for the low, low price of $400. Despite the pricetag,… » 11/19/12 1:00pm 11/19/12 1:00pm

How the Kindle Fire HD Stacks Up to the Competition

Now that the Kindle Fire HD is out from under wraps, it's time to start looking at how that TI OMAP 4470 chipset and 1900x1200 pixel screen compare to what the other notable tablets have to offer. So we lined up the specs of the original Kindle Fire, Google's Nexus 7, Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, the iPad, and the… » 9/06/12 3:35pm 9/06/12 3:35pm

The Future of Nook: NFC and Deep Windows Integration

Following Microsoft's investment in a Nook spin-off and the continued success of Barnes & Noble's e-reading empire, we can expect to see some serious changes in the future. In fact, William Lynch, who heads up Nook, has already let a few of them slip. » 5/02/12 3:56am 5/02/12 3:56am

The New 8GB Nook Tablet Is Official and Will Cost $199

Rumors circulated yesterday that a cheaper Nook Tablet was on its way, and now it's official. Barnes & Noble is launching an 8GB version of its tablet, to go on sale for $199. Yes, that does make it a direct Kindle Fire competitor. » 2/21/12 9:02am 2/21/12 9:02am

Barnes & Noble Ditch Publishing to Focus on eBooks and Tablets

Barnes & Noble have been in publishing since the 1970s, but in recent years they've been squaring up to Amazon in the world of digital reading. Now, they're selling off their paper publishing division to focus on tech. » 1/05/12 6:12am 1/05/12 6:12am

Tomorrow's Amazon Event: We're Covering It Live

If you're expecting the star of tomorrow's Amazon announcement to be just another black-and-white Kindle e-reader, think again. We're expecting a full-fledged, full-color, fully-functioning tablet from the company that never gets its due for bringing the tablet to the mainstream. » 9/27/11 6:34pm 9/27/11 6:34pm