Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fire's Focus on Print

Blog contributed by Krystyna Barnard -

MinOnline, a sister site of Folio, recently posted an article on the much anticipated launch of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.  In that article, Steve Smith wrote about the increasing competition between tablets  from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Smith discusses the Kindle Fire and how it will include a “Newsstand,” similar to that of the Apple iOS 5, in which they will also sell subscriptions and issues of various magazines and newspapers. Major publishers were to include Condé Nast, Hearst, National Geographic, Meredith, Wenner, Reader’s Digest, etc. Amazon is working with many of these publishers to optimize their online offerings for the Kindle.
The recently released Kindle Fire includes a 7-inch screen that’s perfect for browsing full-color pages of magazines with 169 DPI graphics, a dual-core processor to enhance processing speed, and Wi-Fi. The current listing price for the Kindle Fire is $199.

Source - “Kindle Fire to Launch with 400 Magazines and Newspapers.”,  MinOnline

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