When Amazon released the Kindle Oasis back in the spring of 2016, we said it was the best e-reader ever made. But that doesn’t mean it was perfect, and in the year and half since it came out, it’s become clear there was room for improvement. With a starting price of $290, the old Oasis was a bit pricey, it had a…
Amazon has just announced some nice improvements to the cheapest Kindle. The price is still crazy good at $80, and the battery still lasts for weeks. (It also still has a middling 167 ppi display.) But it’s also thinner, lighter, and now comes in black and white.
The Amazon Oasis is practically perfect in every way. It doesn’t forge relationships between bratty kids and their errant fathers or wax bannisters with its ass, but as e-readers go, it leaves you satisfied. It’s light, easy to read, has wonderful ergonomics and incredible battery life.
E-readers get a bad rap—probably because there are a lot of illiterate assholes out there who hate reading. For the rest of us totally wicked people e-readers are amazing and Amazon’s rumored announcement of a new e-reader is a cause to celebrate.
It's Kindle Day! Earlier this afternoon Amazon unleashed its Kindle HD: a gorgeous content-chomping Android tablet. Here's everything you need to know about the new features on the 7-inch and 8.9-inch versions Amazon's new monster, as well as its new best-in-class Kindle Paperwhite ereader. Get comfy; we've got a lot…
Reuters is reporting that the next Kindle will be front-lit and will be coming out in July. It's a smart move because it'll let users read their Kindles in the dark and an obvious one for Amazon to make as Barnes and Noble already has a front-lit Nook.
Gizmodo's Joe Brown joined CNN International on December 15, 2011 to discuss Amazon's Kindle Fire. Watch the clip above!
Gizmodo's Joe Brown joined Bloomberg News on November 14, 2011 to talk about the Kindle Fire. Watch the clip above!
The Kindle Fire is a huge deal in part at least because it's so cheap. But reports that Amazon is taking a loss to make the tablet a bargain have been greatly exaggerated. The Kindle Fire is inexpensive by design.
Gizmodo's Joe Brown appeared on MSNBC on September 28, 2011 to talk about the new Amazon Kindle. Watch the clip above!
Ryan Block at gdgt has word via his sources that the Amazon Kindle Fire—the device that can truly go toe-to-toe with the iPad—isn't the tablet they're putting their faith in. The real new hotness will be the second-gen Fire. And it's coming soon.
I think we can all agree that if Shakespeare had been alive in the late-80s, he would've written Choose Your Own Adventure books. So thank you, Amazon, for bringing one of mankind's greatest literary genre achievements to Kindle.
Steve Silberman suffered through a flight from Hell. Not only did United attendants ask him to switch seats when the woman next to him irrationally demanded so, but after forgetting his Kindle on the plane, the attendants refused to grab it.
If you have a Kindle (or a PC/iOS/Android device), and like cheap books (I assume you do, but who knows, maybe you derive pleasure from hemorrhaging cash), Amazon now offers a daily deal for books.
If you were wondering how Amazon was going to get around Apple's new rule banning developers from linking to their own stores from within an iOS app, here's your answer: an optimized web-browser Kindle reader, for iPads.
The Kindle 3G with Special Offers—the one with the ads—is getting its price slashed by $25 (courtesy of an AT&T sponsorship) and will now only cost $140. That makes it $50 cheaper than the regular Kindle 3G. [AT&T]
Amazon's Kindle hasn't just revolutionized the publishing industry by making dead tree tomes increasingly obsolete. It's also opened the door to thousands of self-made Shakespeares, self-publishers who sell their written wares—sometimes very lucratively—online. Oh, and spam. Lots and lots of spam.
Yesterday, the Amazon Kindle's battery life was listed at a respectable one month. Today—a day after the Nook Simple Touch Reader claimed a two-month battery life—Kindle experienced a sudden leap in longevity. Keeping up with the Barneses, eh?