Amazon Kindle Event will be held today at 10:30 PDT/ 12:30 pm EST today from Santa Monica.
The new Kindle Fire will be introduced today, will the new Kindle still resemble the BlackBerry PlayBook or will it have a new look?
“Lookinsyde” will update you later on the Amazon Kindle Event.
Microsoft is investing $300 million into Barnes & Nobles Nook e-reader, to create Barnes & Noble subsidiary. Microsoft $300 investment will settle the patent lawsuit against Barnes & Noble, that it filed last year.
The subsidiary has yet to be named will bring together the digital and business college of B&N. B&N will own approximately 82.4% and Microsoft will own 17.6%.
This investiment will allow B&N to be more competitive against Amazon’s Kindle and Apple’s iPad.
BlackBerry News v188.8.131.52 will include Google Reader for importing.
The reader will have the following features:
- Import Google Read Subscriptions
- Delete or Mark Articles As Read or Unread
- View Additional Information About Any Feed You Are Subscribed To
Office Max will begin selling Amazon Kindle eReader on Aug 7. The 6-inch Kindle can access more than 950,000 books.
Ryan Vero, Office Max Exec V.P. and Chief Merchandiser released the following statement, “Office Max is trilled to be working with Amazon to offer Kindle and its related accessories to our customers. “Kindle is a highly innovative and versatile reader that brings our customers new ways to access and enjoy books and news.”
Amazon launch Textbook Rental for the Kindle.
The rental is flexible and affordable. The minimum rental is 30 day and you can save up to 80% off the print list price. Extensions are granted after the 30 days, you can extend as long as you need and can only be 1 day, you just have to pay for the additional day(s).
Once the Textbooks is rented you can read on any of the following: PC, MAC, Kindle or your Mobile Device.
To shop for Kindle Textbooks Click Here.
AT&T to sponsor a 3G Kindle with a $50 lower price tag. Amazon is offering an ad-supported Kindle 3G for $139.99. The Kindle will come with corporate sponsorship that comes in the form of AT&T.
AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega said that the Kindle 3G is the fastest growing device on AT&T network.