Posts Tagged ‘Kindle’
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If Amazon Really Wants To Get Serious About The Kindle… (August 26, 2008 TechCrunch)
Imagine if Amazon launched a licensing program that gave hardware manufacturers the ability to build Kindle clones, along with an incentive to sell them at near-zero margins. Amazon would give those manufacturers access to the core Kindle hardware specs (there’s no real magic there anyway) and the right to call it a Kindle device so long as they also put the core Kindle software on the device. That software links the device to Amazon’s store, meaning downloads revenue flows through Amazon.
Amazon would then share a percentage of net margin generated from downloads with the hardware manufacturers.
This is an interesting idea.
If a lot of hardware manufacturers enter, Kindle is sure to be paid attention more, and to become the one that the design was refined.
A lot of people will buy Kindle, and software be bought if it does so.
The extra payoff is sure to be brought by Amazon.
There is no extension like iPhone on the character of the product (E book) though present Kindle is a similar business model to iPhone.
Apple might put this idea on the agenda once when thinking about the future though Kindle seems to be selling well now.
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Amazon Confirms Student Version Of Kindle(August 23, 2008 TechCrunch)
Amazon confirmed our speculation that they are planning to target colleges and universities with a new version of the Kindle, reports the Seattle PI.
What shape is new Kindle, and what screen?
It is interesting.
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Those Kindle Estimates Keep Going Up. (August 11, 2008 TechCrunch)
This morning, he took me up on that suggestion, doubling his Kindle sales estimates to 378,000 for this year, 934,000 next year, and 4.4 million in 2010. At that point it would be a $1 billion business for Amazon.
The sales forecast of Kindle rises.
Kindle seems to be more popular than the expectation at first.
Because Kindle is sold only with Amazon and the quantity sold is not made public from Amazon formally, it seems to be difficult to forecast the quantity sold.
It is rumored that Kindle2.0 is sold at the end of the year.
If it is true, increasing further sales is expected.
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We Know How Many Kindles Amazon Has Sold: 240,000(August 1, 2008 TechCrunch)
But we found out anyway: 240,000 Kindles have been shipped since November, according to a source close to Amazon with direct knowledge of the numbers.
In addition, because new model Kindle will be put on the market in the future, sales of Kindle will be increased.
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Amazon To Target $5.5 Billion Textbook Market With New Kindle? (July 17, 2008 TechCrunch)
According to the article, the new Kindle models seems to be a large screen.
Why are new Kindle models made a large screen though various portable terminals have become small?
The reason why Amazon made Kindle a large screen is thought that it is because of making it to the size of the best screen for seeing the textbook with Kindle according to the article.
If it comes to be able to read the textbook with large Kindle, most students need not carry heavy books.
Amazon will be sure to advance to the education market with Kindle.
And, Kindle and iPhone might confront it in the education market.
By the way, have the textbook companies in Japan also been offering electronic versions of their textbooks?
I have not heard such a story so much.
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Kindle 2.0 Coming Around October 2008 (July 15, 2008 TechCrunch)
An insider let slip that two new Amazon Kindle models will hit stores this holiday season, with the first coming as early as October.
New Amazon Kindle models seems to go out.
Amazon Kindle has only had to aim at the number 1 with the electronic book terminal up to now.
However, it will become a portable terminal competition with iPhone 3G in the future.