Amazon's Having a Kindle Fire (Fire) Sale All Day Today

If you've been thinking about picking up a Kindle Fire HD, now's a good time. Amazon's running one hell of a sale today. For starters, the big ol' Kindle Fire 8.9 is 25 percent off, all day. And pretty much every other model is getting a lightning deal of its own too. » 8/22/13 9:37am 8/22/13 9:37am

Every Kindle Fire Is on Sale Today—If You're a Mom

On Monday, Amazon slashed prices on its 8.9-inch Kindle Fire tablets. If you missed that sale, you're in luck; it's back today, and this time applies to all Kindle Fire models. Oh, except this time you've got to be a mom. » 12/12/12 8:36am 12/12/12 8:36am

Is Amazon's 8.9-Inch Kindle Fire HD a Flop?

You've probably heard by now that Amazon's offering fifty bucks off every 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD. But while that's great news for you, it hints at disappointing early days for Amazon's big-boy tablet. Is the 8.9-inch Fire HD dying on the vine? » 12/10/12 1:36pm 12/10/12 1:36pm

The 10 Most Important Tablets of 2012

The tablet market went through some huge changes in 2012. Apple finally introduced a (somewhat) more affordable iPad. Microsoft released Windows 8 and launched its own hardware. And for the first time, every major player had a tablet that was actually, you know, good. » 12/06/12 5:40pm 12/06/12 5:40pm

Kindle Fire HD 8.9 Review: Good News and Bad News

Comfort. That's what the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 has over everything else. It's by far the most comfortable tablet to hold, and to read and watch movies on. But to be the full-fledged iPad and Nexus competitor we're hoping for, it needs to be more than just another pretty face. » 11/21/12 1:41pm 11/21/12 1:41pm

iPad Mini Display Shoot Out: How Does It Stack Up?

The iPad mini has finally arrived—Apple's much anticipated response to the incredibly successful 7-inch tablets pioneered by Amazon and Barnes & Noble, and more recently by Google with its Nexus 7. So far they are the only tablets that have made a dent in Apple's near monopoly on tablets. At first Apple declared them… » 11/05/12 12:00pm 11/05/12 12:00pm

Amazon Somehow Lost $274 Million Selling $13.8 Billion Worth of Stuff

If you thought Amazon's prices seemed too good to be true, well, it turns out they might be—for Amazon, at least. The company managed to turn $13.8 billion of revenue into a $274 million loss this past quarter. And while a big chunk of that was due to losses at LivingSocial and foreign-exchange rates, all is clearly… » 10/25/12 4:05pm 10/25/12 4:05pm

The iPad Mini Seems Crazy Expensive

There's almost no question that the iPad Mini is a terrific device; it's got too much pedigree and money behind it to be anything else. But barring some sort of miracle from on Ive, it's also certifiably overpriced. And that's a bad sign for Apple. » 10/23/12 4:22pm 10/23/12 4:22pm

The Single Biggest Question About the iPad Mini

Like the iPhone 5 before it, the unannounced iPad Mini has—through leaks and logic—made itself essentially a known quantity. Let's assume for a second that we know what it looks like, how big it is, and what guts will power it. It's a safe assumption. » 10/05/12 9:12am 10/05/12 9:12am