Posted on | September 4, 2012 | No Comments
The Wall Street Journal
Amazon says it is sold out of Kindle Fire tablet computers, just one week before a big event where it is expected to reveal the next model. he company has declined to say what it will announce next week nor does it disclose sales of the Fire or other Kindles.
Sony Corp on Tuesday said it won’t be drawn into price competition on tablet PCs amid a plethora of cheap models from other makers as it pursues Android rival Samsung Electronics with a new tablet out this month. Sony will begin U.S. sales of its latest tablet, now under its mobile Xperia brand, on September 7. The 16 gigabyte version will sell for $399 — the same price charged by Samsung for its equivalent model with the same screen resolution.
t’s become increasingly clear that the tablet is the defining device of the next couple decades of computing, as the PC was in the ’80s. Four unlikely contestants—only one with any history as a PC maker—are gearing up to unleash new products this fall: Amazon, Apple, Google and Microsoft.
The Australian Financial Review
ny news executives confident that the answer to falling print sales is more people using tablet computers should be delighted by the next six weeks or so. On Thursday, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is expected to unwrap a new version of the 7-inch Kindle Fire tablet, and even to extend sales beyond the US into Europe. Google has been selling its 7-inch Nexus 7 tablet since July in Australia, the US and Europe. And early in October Apple’s Tim Cook will unveil a 7.85-inch version of the iPad, according to rumours whose detail lacks only a price.