Posted in Amazon Kindle, Cool Stuff, Gadgets, I Want, Technology

Kindle Fire! Plus 3 Additional New Kindle Devices!

What an exciting morning! I sat at my PC this morning waiting in anticipation to hear what would be unveiled at the Amazon press conference held at 10:00 am. The rumors were that there would be a new tablet device unveiled.

The rumors would be correct! And there was more!

Kindle Fire

The Kindle Fire is a 7″ tablet that incorporates all kinds of media via wi-fi connectivity. It uses IPS display technology (used by iPads), has 8 GB of interanl storage (Free unlimited Amazon content storage via Amazon Cloud), weights 14.6 ounces and 8 hours of continous reading or 7.5 hours play battery life. It’s basically a smaller iPad without the 3G possibility with a MUCH smaller price tag: $199. (An iPad starts at $499 with 16 GB of storage, which is double what the Fire offers, so it’s compariable if you require more internal storage).

Fire will release on November 15th and pre-orders are available as of today with a first come first served. Get in line now!

Kindle Wi-Fi (no 3G option)

The Kindle has been redesigned! Say goodbye to the keyboard and hello to a smaller, thinner version! This is truly a great deal! Only want an e-reader? The Kindle is just what you need in a perfect little package with a perfect little price: $79. (with Special Offers) (Without Special Offers you’d pay $109) . It’s so small it’ll fit in the back pocket of your jeans!

Kindle Touch Wi-fi & Touch 3G

Now do you want an e-reader with a bit of pizzazz? Love the feel of a touch screen tablet but don’t want to fork over the extra cash for one? Then the Touch is probably what you’d like. It has a pretty incredible touch screen (I’d suggest watching the video on Amazon). It has a very cool new feature called X-ray. It will automatically download extra information from Wikipedia and Shelfari about the book so you can access it whenever you want with a simple touch of the screen.

This new technology is amazing. And so is the price!

Kindle Touch Wi-fi: $99 with Special Offers or $139 without Special Offers! Under $100 for a very cool e-reader device.

Kindle Touch 3G: $149 with Special Offers or $189 without Special Offers.

I like the idea of the Fire but I’m wondeirng if it’s better than the iPad? I don’t own an iPad but I’d love to. I hate the cost of the iPad but it’s comparible because it has double the amount of internal storage as the Fire. I probably won’t buy this quite yet but it’s really cool to see technology advancing!

Check out all the Kindle devices!

 

 
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Kindle for BlackBerry

Kindle BlackBerryAmazon has a beta version of Kindle for BlackBerry owners. If you took my advice before and downloaded the Kindle for PC then you already have a library of FREE Kindle books. Now, you can read them on your BlackBerry if you own one.

 

The application is easy to install, just input your email address and open the app on your BlackBerry.

Will you use this? Let me know!

Jess Sig

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Amazon.com Associate. If you click on my links and purchase anything I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price. All funds are used for shipping on contests.

Posted in Cool Stuff, Gadgets, Twitter

TwitterPeek Anyone?

Wow. I never saw this coming. A dedicated Twitter device has hit the market.
Introducing TwitterPeek:
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For $99 you can purchase the TwitterPeek device. It comes with 6 months of prepaid Twittering access. After 6 months you’ll pay $7.95 per month for Twitter access. Or you can purchase the $199 TwitterPeek device and receive Twitter access for the lifetime of the device at no extra charge.
Peek also has dedicated devices for Email ($17.99 – 19.99) and Texting ($49).
Who knew!?

Questions

Do we really need this?

I know that my iPhone has some awesome Twitter apps. Some free some not. I’m not up for carrying around another device just so I can Twitter on-the-go, which I can already do pretty easily.

Who will buy this?

I’m just not sure honestly. The email and texting devices aren’t that expensive but when we have the kinds of cell phones that are available in today’s market we do not need separate devices for email, texting, and Twitter. Seems like such a waste to me.

Visit TwitterPeek’s website for more info.
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ETA:
Per Tina’s comment, there is NO internet access. Only Twitter. That is all. It runs on cellular towers, no wi-fi, and yes, you have to pay the monthly service charge just like you would for a cell phone. All-in-all I think it’s a poor deal.

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Jess Sig
Disclosure:
Amazon.com Associate. If you click on my links and purchase something I will receive a very small percentage of the purchase price.