By John Mylant: Amazon (AMZN) has taken a steep move down over the last two weeks. It just happens that Apple's iPad mini has come out around the same time. Has this new product from Apple threatened Amazon's bottom line? Has it been the cause of investor anxiety dropping Amazon's price? Let's take a look at how the iPad mini might be influencing Amazon's stock price.
Amazon's tablet lineup for 2013 is now complete, following the release of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, a bigger version of the new 7-inch Kindle Fire HDX that launched last month. You can buy it now starting at $379.
These days, you can buy a new Kindle e-reader from Amazon for $49. Meanwhile, Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX with an 8.9 inch screen costs $379 – much cheaper than a comparable $499 iPad from Apple. How and why does Amazon charge so little for its gadgets? Both questions are answered with one single stat.
As Apple's head of design, Jony Ive gets to introduce the company's new products. He favors plain white backgrounds, a calm but enthusiastic way of speaking, and sweeping hand gestures. Amazon is spoofing all of this in its new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 ad.
Kevin Parker submits: Amazon.com (AMZN) has a major uphill battle for the long-term viability of its Kindle product. With the release of the Apple (AAPL) iPad - a far superior product in my opinion - Amazon is most likely feeling the heat. Amazon has recently updated its Kindle DX product with a new graphite finish and a price cut down to $379.
Amazon, in the latest salvo in the electronic book reader war, unveiled a new version of its large-screen Kindle on Thursday with a slashed price.The new Kindle DX, which features a 9.7-inch (24.6-centimeter) screen, costs 379 dollars, down from 489 dollars.Apple's cheapest iPad, the Kindle's chief rival, costs 499 dollars and features a color e-reader compared with the black-and-white Kindle, which is devoted exclusively to digital books.
Amazon crowned itself the king of tiny tablets two years ago with the launch of its original Kindle Fire. It marked the first time you could buy a decent tablet for hundreds less than Apple's iPad. It wasn't a home run, but it's rock-bottom price appealed to enough people to make the "Fire" brand just as recognizable as "iPad".
Today, BGR is reporting from multiple sources detailed specs for Amazon's next-generation tablets. BGR was mostly correct in its reports on Amazon's Kindle Fire lineup last year, so this one is worth paying attention to.
Jason Kincaid submits: Amazon’s Kindle is about to become even more affordable. Today, the company announced that it’s releasing a new version of its popular eReader with a new feature that everyone will like: a price-tag that’s $25 cheaper than the Kindle Wi-Fi’s normal $139. But it comes with one minor catch: Amazon (AMZN) will be placing ‘Special Offers’ — also known as ads — into specific parts of the Kindle UI.