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Amazon Ships Kindle Fire, Touch Early

Advance orders make the Fire a bestseller before its release, which comes a day early -- while the black-and-white Touch debuts nearly a week ahead of schedule.


Kindle Fire: What the Critics are Saying

A roundup of the early reviews reveals an attractive lean and lightweight tablet on a mission to sell e-books, magazines, videos, and apps.


E-Reader Wars: $99 Kobo Challenges Barnes & Noble, Amazon

Just in time for holiday shopping, rival e-readers jockey over social features, extras, ads (or not), and prices.


Facebook 'Idiot's Guide' Inadvertently Makes Case for E-Books

Writing a how-to book in a static medium like paper about something as dynamic as Facebook is challenging at best and at worst...well...idiocy.


E-readers Are Big Winners in Tablet Wars

As budget media tablets race to the bottom on price, e-book readers are the real winners receiving deep price cuts and improved features.


First Impressions: Nook Tablet Is the Value Tablet to Beat

B&N's Nook Tablet is fast, has a dynamite display, and will give Kindle Fire and other value tablets a run for their money.


Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Takes on Amazon's Kindle Fire

B&N's; Nook Tablet tops Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet in specs, but costs $50 more.


Amazon's Prime Lending Library Collection Now Viewable Online

The Internet retailer's complete collection of Prime Lending Library books for Kindle devices is online and accessible from any Web browser.


Amazon Plans 8.9-inch Kindle Fire, Reports Say

The second-generation Kindle Fire is said to have a slightly smaller screen than the jump to 10 inches that Amazon described.

Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet Prepares For Deathmatch with Kindle Fire

The Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has slightly better specs on paper, but we'll have to wait to see both before a winner can be declared.