Amazon.com also introduced Fire OS 4 "Sangria," the next generation of software and services tuned for Fire devices
With Microsoft set to debut the Surface Mini on Tuesday, we look at how Amazon's small tablet shapes up in the "getting things done" department.
Market-research firm IDC says that tablet shipments grew 28.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. That's a far cry from the 75.3 percent growth in sales during the 2012 fourth quarter.
Amazon really, REALLY wants to get a Kindle Fire tablet in your hands, and it's no wonder why: Kindle owners spend gobs of cash on Amazon.com.
Now we know why Amazon isn't too worried about profiting from Kindle hardware sales. Turns out owners of those devices are spending big bucks with the online retailer.