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A somewhat sombre duo addresses the passing of the man whose invention gave birth to podcasting itself. They also talk about tablets and cars, so don’t worry about a thing. It’s the Engadget Podcast…still hungry, with respect and humility.
00:00:30 – Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, has passed away at 56
00:16:15 – Remembering Steve Jobs: we all pay tribute
00:36:00 – Apple’s ‘Let’s Talk iPhone’ keynote liveblog!
00:38:45 – iPhone 4S hands-on!
00:42:00 – iPhone 4S officially announced: lands October 14th starting at $199 in sizes up to 64GB, coming to Sprint
00:47:58 – Grid10 review
00:59:00 – Amazon Kindle review (2011)
01:05:10 – Tesla Model S test ride and factory tour (video)
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Back in the early ’90s, a certain Mr. Vandross and Ms. Jackson serenaded us with a little ditty on the benefits of free goods. Well, it might be time they updated the track because the best things in this eReading life are no longer free over a carrier’s 3G. If you happened to grow accustomed to sucking down data on your AT&T- or Sprint-enabled Kindle keyboard, we’d advise you to hold off on that newly introduced upgrade. An Amazon rep lurking the web retailer’s forums this past weekend delivered the disheartening news that experimental browsing over 3G on the Kindle Touch would no longer be supported. Sure, you can still connect to WiFi and surf via the clumsy E Ink browser, but where’s the on-the-go, loophole-exploiting fun in that? Bookworms with a predilection for an interwebbed free lunch should cling tightly to their outdated eReaders.
Amazon puts the kibosh on Kindle Touch 3G’s experimental browsing free ride originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 04 Oct 2011 05:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The Kindle Fire won’t be out til November, but it’s already giving off some strong pre-order smoke signals. According to digital marketing firm eDataSource, Amazon’s first tablet has generated enough buzz to pick up just under 100,000 orders — an estimate based on a sample of 800,000 e-mail users. Even with these rosy estimates, however, Amazon still has a long way to go before it catches up with Apple, which sold 300,000 iPads on its debut. But we’re guessing that the Fire’s $199 price tag probably won’t hurt its chances.
Kindle Fire pre-orders heat up, reportedly reach 95,000 originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 03 Oct 2011 11:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
If you didn’t notice, Amazon was really on one this week, and we were there with pad and pen in hand to document the drama. Come along with us, won’t you, to discuss the silkier and more fiery points of the tablet sm
Update: Itching for specs? How’s about a 7-inch IPS (!) panel, Gorilla Glass coating, a 1GHz TI OMAP dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage and a chassis that weighs 14.6 ounces. There’s also access to things you’d expect to have access to: Android Appstore (though no access to Google’s Android Market!), Kindle books, magazines, etc. — all stored for free via Amazon Cloud Storage. Per Jeff: “Delete it and get it back when you want.” Oh, and Whispersync now works with movies and TV shows! “When you get home, switch to your big screen TV. Your movie will be right where you left it.” While it’s clearly Android underneath, the actual UI looks effectively nothing like it — considering TechCrunch‘s intel that Amazon went and did its own thing without Google’s blessing, we guess that makes some level of sense. Oh, and pre-orders are set to start today (but only for Americans… boo), with shipments heading out on November 15th.
Update 2: We’ve added the first commercial video after the break.
Update 3: Check out our hands-on impressions right here!
Keep up with the unveiling at our liveblog of the Amazon event.
Gallery: Amazon Kindle Fire
Amazon Kindle Fire tablet unveiled: Android-based, 7-inch display, $199 price tag originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:42:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Alas, we’ve not been able to get our hands on Amazon’s diminutive new 7-inch, $199 Kindle Fire tablet just yet, but we were treated to a lengthy demo of the thing courtesy of an Amazon rep, answering many of our questions and showing us just what how the thing performs. How does it fare? Very well, thank you very much. More details after the break.
Gallery: Amazon Kindle Fire impressions
Filed under: Tablet PCs
Ready for another new Kindle moniker to remember? Here it comes! “Kindle Keyboard.” That’s the name that was bestowed upon the tried-and-true 6-incher today after Bezos unwrapped a touchscreen model and a low-cost variant that tout no physical QWERTY keys whatsoever. Now, the WiFi-only Kindle is going for as low as $99 with ads (down from $114), while the non-ads edition can be had for $139. Meanwhile, the 3G + WiFi Special Offers edition has fallen from $164 to $139, and the ad-free brother is going for $189. Naturally, all four of ‘em are in stock and shipping today if the new blood just didn’t do much for ya.
Amazon discounts ‘original’ 6-inch Kindle Keyboard: now starting at $99 originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Sep 2011 11:43:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Gallery: Kindle Touch impressions