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  • Google planning Nexus-style tablet

    You didn't really think Google was going to let Amazon hog all the <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/110910-google-android-useful-resources-smartphones.html">Android</a> tablet glory, did you?

  • Analysts shave iPad sales estimates

    Some stock analysts are scaling back their estimates for <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/2010/111910-apple-ipad-resources.html">iPad</a> sales, in part due to the bargain-priced Amazon Kindle Fire.

  • Kindle Fire: What the critics are saying

    Gadget gurus have been testing out Amazon's Kindle Fire media tablet ahead of the device's Tuesday ship date and the consensus is that it's a solid alternative to the iPad for some environments.

  • Kindle Fire creates dilemma for Android

    The Amazon Kindle Fire is living up to its name by setting the tablet market on fire. Pre-orders of the as yet unreleased tablet have been phenomenal. The success of the Kindle Fire, however, puts Android tablets in general between a rock and a hard place.

  • Kindle Fire, others to get HTML5, CSS3 in 'Kindle Format 8' update

    Amazon is refreshing its staid, black-and-white take on the e-book with a new format that supports HTML5 and CSS3. Kindle Format 8 (KF8) will give Kindle users something a little more colorful to read on the new tablet/e-reader hybrid, the Kindle Fire, which is set to hit stores in time for the holiday season.

  • Tablet fire sale: 5 cheap tablets

    Between the popularity of Apple's iPad and the looming threat of Amazon's Kindle Fire, times are tough for other tablet makers. But their loss is your gain, as retailers have resorted to offering deep discounts on tablets that were, in all honesty, not worth their starting prices.

  • Amazon's Silk browser may not be smooth with privacy

    The most interesting feature on Amazon’s newly announced Kindle Fire tablet may be its Silk web browser. The browser promises to improve webpage loading performance by using Amazon’s servers to help render pages.