Amazon's Prepping A 'Kindle Unlimited' Subscription Service For Books

Amazon is testing an ebook rental service called “Kindle Unlimited”, as GigaOm pointed out today. The e-commerce company put up test pages for the service, which will offer “unlimited access to 600,000 titles”. Users would pay $US10 a month for access to the online lending library. The question is: Will they?

Amazon Fire Phone: An All-Seeing 3D Prime Contender

We’ve been hearing the rumours for weeks (months? years?), and the day has finally come. Amazon’s phone is here. It’s called the Fire Phone, and it’s got some fancy new tricks.

Apple Is Happy To Take Your Money If Amazon Won't

Fresh off settling a lawsuit that accused it of collusion with publishers, Apple is ready to take the money you were planning to give to Amazon but can’t. Since Amazon is in a fight with Hachette — the world’s largest bookstore and one of the world’s largest publishers respectively — and refuses to let customers pre-order any books from the publisher, Apple has stepped up to fill the void.

Samsung Galaxy Owners Now Have A Custom Kindle Store With Free Stuff

Got a Samsung Galaxy device? You’re in for a treat: Amazon is building a custom Kindle store for you and your device — and it comes with perks.

Kindle HDX 8.9 Australian Review: A Half-Remembered Dream

Last night I woke up, thinking that perhaps the world had changed while I was sleeping. Content was freely available in Australia, gadgets were cheap and tablets were impossibly thin and beautiful. What I was remembering was a dream, and that dream is personified by the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9: a beautiful mirage you wish was fully realised for those Down Under.

The Next Kindle Paperwhite Will Have A Better Screen And Font

A report from TechCrunch based on a prototype viewing indicates that Amazon is making upgrades to the Paperwhite e-reader for release in early- to mid-2014. Screen resolution is set to jump from 212 ppi to 300 ppi and the redesigned unit will supposedly be lighter than the current model.

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX Range Finally Available In Australia

For the longest time in Australia, the Amazon Kindle Fire has been the best content tablet you could never have. Amazon has figured out that there’s a giant island on the bottom of the world, and will now start selling the Fire range of tablets online and in retail stores, and much more.

Do Kids Use Ereaders?

Look around any gathering involving kids and, these days, it’s likely that there are plenty of tablets floating around too. But have you ever seen kids hunched over an ereader in the same way?

Amazon's Kindle MatchBook Service Is Now Live

In this modern age of tablets and ereaders, it’s always a little bit tough to decide whether to buy the hardcopy of a book or just go for the ebook. Now, you don’t have to choose with the newly launched Kindle MatchBook service that offers cheap ebook versions of hardcopy books you’ve purchased on Amazon.

New Kindle Paperwhite Lands In Australian Retailers

Continuing the tradition of the new Kindles eventually making their way to Australian vendors, the new 6th Generation Kindle Paperwhite is finally available in Australia. Here’s where you can get it.