September 28th 2011 11:29 am

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by cjtylr

Get 15% off certain Amazon Kindle products today!
In celebration of the FAA's new rules regarding in-flight electronic use, Amazon is offering 15% off a couple of its Kindle products, including its recently released 7-inch HDX. This brings the HDX down to $195, the 2nd-gen Fire to $118, and the entry-level Kindle to just $59.

Use code "ThnksFAA" at checkout to get the deal!

by kernco

I'm confused about one aspect of Amazon's Kindle strategy
We recently saw a patch for the Kindle Touch which adds a lot of the new features that were introduced in the Paperwhite. I remember a similar thing happening with the 4th-gen Kindle and Kindle Keyboard, where the new features shipped with the 4th-gen Kindle were added to the Keyboard, but quite a few months later.
I'm skeptical that it takes them this long to prepare these new features for older devices. And even if it did, they could be working on these patches at the same time as they're... Read more →

by marc

Will Amazon's new Kindles catch fire?
With today's announcement of three new Kindle tablets, a backlit e-ink Kindle, and a price cut on its basic Kindle (not to mention an affordable 4G plan for its high-end tablet), Amazon has covered just about every end of the e-reader market, and most of the tablet market as well. But will it be able to compete successfully against everyone from Barnes and Noble to Samsung and Apple?
Based on Amazon's approach -- CEO Jeff Bezos made it clear today that the company's approach is to highlight... Read more →

by marc

Would you buy an Amazon smartphone?
Just as the world is waiting for the next version of the Kindle Fire, Bloomberg has lit a fuse with a report that Amazon is going to come out with its own smartphone. According to the report, Amazon is working with Foxconn, the Chinese company that manufactures the iPhone (along with about 40% of all consumer electronics products). Bloomberg sees Amazon moving into smartphones in order to gain another platform for digital content distribution.... Read more →

by bbg1

powerswitch broke off the PCB and fell into the housing
just wanted to tell you that my first kindle died (before its battery was charged for the third time) by having its power-button pushed into the housing by my enormous thumb.

it was still possible to get the kindle going: plug into a computer, drive mode enables, plug out, kindle stays on.

good news: amazon just sent a new one and wanted the old one back in 30 days, so i lent the broken one to my buddy :D

bad news: the old one was signed by author Cory Doctorow. g'bye to that.

by kernco

Bad user experience with book samples
Is it just me, or is the user experience when dealing with free samples on Kindles pretty terrible? I'm not sure if it's the same on the Fire, so let me know if it's different. But here's how it works on the e-ink Kindles.
You find a book in the store that you want the sample for, so you download it. Great. You read the sample and get to the end, and there's a link to the store to buy the full book. Great. This is where it starts going wrong. You now have both the sample and the full book on your... Read more →

by cjtylr

New Kindle Document Services
Hey guys!
I just got this email from Amazon informing me of some new improvements to documents that are launching as a part of the Kindle refresh.
Dear Kindle Customer,
As a past user of the Kindle Personal Documents Service, we are pleased to let you know about some improvements:
• Your documents are now automatically archived in your Kindle library (you can control this from the Manage Your Kindle page at
• Archived documents can be re-downloaded from your... Read more →

by sup909

Is Amazon disingenuous with the new Kindle prices?
I'm drooling at the mouth probably as much as everyone else with he announcements of the new Kindles. A $79 Kindle!!!! A $99 Kindle touch!!!!!!!! $149 Touch w/ 3G!!!!!!!!!
The blogs were all going nuts about it and spamming us with the information. People were writing home B&N's doom (again). Even on Amazon's homepage they are sort of advertising these prices.
I have to say though as I went to the Kindle page's on Amazon I found that all of those advertised prices were for the "ad supported"... Read more →