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Amazon snubs Google Maps for Nokia in new Kindle Fire

Online retailer Amazon has partnered with Nokia to provide mapping services for its new Kindle Fire, representing a significant snub to Google. Reuters reports that the new tablet device will have an integrated mapping feature and the partnership with Nokia help the company avoid using Google Maps. Amazon revealed that the original Kindle Fire is now sold out and the Kindle Fire 2 is expected to be announced at an event on 6 September 2012.

03/09/2012  |  Full story...

Google to take on Amazon with eBook store- report

Google is set to launch its ‘Google Editions’ electronic book store early next year in the UK, taking on the likes of Amazon and Apple in the growing online publishing market, according to a news report. Bloomberg cites a person familiar with the company’s plans, stating that will open an online store for electronic versions of books in the U.S. this year and internationally in 2011.

The report said Google is already working with book publishers to sell hundreds of thousands of e-books, said the person, who asked not to be identified because details of the project haven’t been made public. Google Editions will be a completely separate venture than Google’s existing Book Search feature, which digitizes and sells out-of-print books. The Google Books, initiative has been held up in court until a settlement with publishers is approved.


01/12/2010  |  Full story...

Ebook readers: Kindle for Blackberry as fight with iPad heats up

Following from the launch of the PC e-book reader application, and iPhone e-book reader application, Amazon has now made their free Kindle application available on the BlackBerry platform. The free ‘Kindle for BlackBerry’ app will be accessible in the US for customers of networks including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, offering most titles for less than $9.99.

Amazon Kindle vice president Ian Freed said: “Since the launch of our popular Kindle for [Apple’s] iPhone app last year, customers have been asking us to bring a similar experience to the BlackBerry." The new BlackBerry Kindle application is designed to let readers view more than four hundred thousand books on their BlackBerry.


19/02/2010  |  Full story...

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