PCWorld – Amazon May Bring Ads to the Kindle Fire

According the story below from PCWorld, it appears that Amazon is considering adding advertisements to the Kindle Fire. You can read the story by clicking  below. What do you think about this? I know the ad-supported Kindles were not always well-received, and most who I talk to said they were willing to pay the extra cash to avoid reading with ads. Do you think the same will hold true with the Kindle Fire?

Amazon May Bring Ads to the Kindle Fire
- pcworld.com

Amazon May Bring Ads to the Kindle FireAmazon is reportedly pitching ad agency execs on the idea of advertising on its Kindle Fire tablet.

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Illuminated Kindles And More Apr 9th

A couple of interesting Kindle news stories for this week so far, including the possibility for illuminated Kindles coming soon! Also, check out the story from socialbarrel about how ebooks are causing Americans to read more books!

Read more in today’s Kindle blog post below -

Survey Shows E-Books Make Americans Read More
- socialbarrel.com

Amazon Kindle Fire e-book reader. (Image: kodomut, via Flickr / CC)
Not only are e-books becoming more and more popular; apparently, they also serve as an effective encouragement for reading among adult Americans.
According to a new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, “one-fifth of American adults (21%) report that they have read an e-book in the past year”…

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Illuminated Kindle e-readers could arrive this year, also, might not
- engadget.com

Illuminated Kindle e-readers could arrive this year, also, might not Rumors relating to a new Kindle, or three, land in our inbox with surprising frequency, but when they come from our brethren at TechCrunch, we’ll definitely give it a listen. Devin Coldewey reports how he was lucky enough to snatch a glance at an in-development Kindle, which sports an illuminated screen…

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FireDock speaker dock for Kindle Fire and More – April 3rd

Hello fellow Kindlers, here are the top pieces of Kindle news from the past few days! -

FireDock speaker dock for Kindle Fire coming soon
- ubergizmo.com

FireDock speaker dock for Kindle Fire coming soonGrace Digital Inc. has just announced the launch of its FireDock speaker dock for the Kindle Fire. Designed especially for the Kindle Fire, the FireDock accommodates the USB port, headphone jack and power button which are located at the bottom of the tablet. In addition to being able to charge the Android tablet when plugged into a wall socket, the FireDock features an optional lithium-ion battery-pack that lets you bring the dock with you wherever you go…

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Amazon Kindle Fire updated to version 6.3
- ubergizmo.com

Amazon Kindle Fire updated to version 6.3Kindle Fire owners will be excited to know that over the next few days, their tablet will be receiving an over the air (OTA) update to version 6.3. The update will introduce new features such as the ability to easily share passages and notes from their books without having to leave the book, Shelfari Book Extras that gives users easy access to supplemental material about the books they are reading, the ability to store and download personal documents from Amazon Cloud, and Print Replica Textbooks…

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Kindle Fire update: version 6.3 to your device in the next few days
- arstechnica.com

Kindle Fire update: version 6.3 to your device in the next few daysAmazon is releasing a free software update to all Kindle Fire users over the next few days. The over-the-air update will upgrade the devices from version 6.2.2 to version 6.3. A downloadable upgrade file is also available on the site for the eager.Most of the updates involve enhanced reading features and extras…

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Kindle Fire Update Brings Sharing, Book Extras, Print Replica Textbooks To The Masses
- techcrunch.com

Hey there, Kindle Fire owners — Amazon’s rolling out a brand new software update for you, and it packs quite a few worthwhile (and arguably overdue) tweaks for your budget-conscious tablet.
Take sharing, for example. Oddly absent from the Kindle Fire at launch was the ability to share interesting snippets of text like its e-ink brethren, but that functionality has been added, along with the ability to tap into Amazon’s people-powered Shelfari service for what the company calls Book Extras — extra related information pertaining to the book a reader is poring through…

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Kindle Fire update brings sharing, ‘print replica’ textbooks, more to tablet
- engadget.com

Kindle Fire update brings sharing, 'print replica' textbooks, more to tablet Amazon has started pushing out an over-the-air update that’ll bring a slew of new features to its budget Kindle Fire tablet. Topping the list of upgrades is new sharing functionality that makes it possible for readers to send passages and notes from within the comfort of a book via social networks like Facebook and Twitter by highlighting and clicking “Share…

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Wanted: A Camera for Kindle Fire Feb 14th

Not much on the Kindle news homefront today, other than the story below! Folks are missing one important component with the Kindle Fire that they would like to see – a camera.
I must say, I completely agree. It’s great without it, but it would be so much better with it! I don’t use cameras that much, even on my phone, but when I do, it is sure nice to have it, and I have grabbed some shots of things along the way that I would never have gotten pics of without it being so quick and easy to shoot on my phone or tablet.
In fact, I would be willing to bet that there will be a camera on the new 9 inch tablet coming out soon! We wrote about that new Kindle recently, but we will be expanding on that soon as we get a little more data.

Wanted: A Camera for Kindle Fire
- pcworld.com

Wanted: A Camera for Kindle FireA camera isn’t big on tablet-users’ wishlists, but it could enhance the Kindle Fire as an essential shopping tool (especially when browsing Amazon).

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Kindle Fire Plus $50 Gift Card for $199 Feb 9th

Kindle Fire Plus $50 Gift Card for $199Walmart is offering $50 gift certificates with the Amazon Kindle Fire.

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WiFi Kindle Touch gets its passport, now available internationally Feb 4th

WiFi Kindle Touch gets its passport, now available internationallyEver since Amazon unveiled its cheap-as-chips Kindle Touch, the thing’s been selling like mad here in the US. However, our friends on other continents haven’t been able to enjoy swiping and tapping its multitouch E Ink display — until now, that is. Amazon failed to alert the masses with a press release, but a quick gander at the WiFi Touch’s product page shows there’s an option to ship one just about anywhere on the globe…

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The route to a Kindle owner’s heart goes through the wallet Feb 3rd

The route to a Kindle owner's heart goes through the wallet

A customer satisfaction survey of Kindle Fire owners shows that while the vast majority are satisfied with their purchase, it is mainly the low price fueling their happiness. ChangeWave Research asked a sample of new Kindle Fire owners how they were enjoying their device so far; slightly more than half reported being “very satisfied,” and 59 percent said the $199 price of the Kindle Fire was what they liked best about it…

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The Byte: Facebook IPO, New Sony CEO, and Kindle Sales Feb 2nd

The Byte: Facebook IPO, New Sony CEO, and Kindle SalesSony’s new CEO starts in April, Asus will debut its Padfone smartphone-tablet hybrid this month, Facebook files for IPO, and sales of Amazon’s Kindle soared in the last nine weeks of 2011.

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