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  • April 15, 2013
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When Amazon launched the Kindle Store in China in December 2012 they took the unusual step of launching the store without any hardware. Customers could buy ebooks, but in order to read them they had to use a Kindle iOS or Android app (or a gray market Kindle imported by 3rd parties). It looks like…

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  • April 3, 2013
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Reuters is reporting this morning that: Google Inc will launch a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet powered by Qualcomm Inc’s Snapdragon processor around July, two sources told Reuters, as the software giant pushes deeper into the cut-price mobile hardware market. Funny, that’s what almost exactly Digitimes reported 3 weeks ago. Digitimes did have…

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  • April 3, 2013
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Here’s an interesting rumor. Digitimes is reporting today that they expect Google to release an Android-powered laptop or netbook some time this year. Their sources are sketchy, and in fact there’s little more to this than Digitimes’ own prediction (no “industry sources” this time), so there’s really not much worth saying about this rumor. But…

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  • March 28, 2013
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Still not the smartphone you are looking for. Its been some 16 days since Digitimes last invented a rumor about Amazon’s smartphone and today they’re back. According to unnamed sources, Amazon’s smartphone won’t have a a 4.3″ screen: Amazon is reportedly going to use a 4.7-inch screen for its smartphone that is expected to be…

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  • March 22, 2013
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And Amazon wants to buy it. Bloomberg is reporting this morning that Samsung is looking to sell Liquavista, their Netherlands-based screen tech research firm. According to Bloomberg’s unnamed source the rumored asking price is under $100 million. Amazon is also rumored to be interested in buying Liquavista. I told you so. Way back in January…

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  • March 22, 2013
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And Amazon wants to buy it. Bloomberg is reporting this morning that Samsung is looking to sell Liquavista, their Netherlands-based screen tech research firm. According to Bloomberg’s unnamed source the rumored asking price is under $100 million. Amazon is also rumored to be interested in buying Liquavista. I told you so. Way back in January…

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  • March 21, 2013
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Techcrunch has sparked a new spate of rumors today about Amazon’s hardware plans. According to their unnamed and not even mentioned source: We’re now hearing that a $99 Kindle Fire 7? tablet is in production, and will be shipping this year. At a price that low, the Kindle Fire would be able to more easily…

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  • March 19, 2013
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Amazon has always been cagey about their hardware plans, often to the point of obsessive secrecy (remember the FCC filings?) But if a recent report from Digitimes is true then I think we might have a clue about Amazon’s future plans. Yes, I said Digitimes. Please hold your snorts of disbelief until the end of…

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  • March 16, 2013
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There are new rumors circulating today that Microsoft has seen disappointing sales of their flagship tablet, the Microsoft Surface. Bloomberg is reporting that unnamed sources (ones you can only trust as far as you can throw) say that: Microsoft has sold about 1.5 million Surface devices, people with knowledge of the company’s sales said, a…

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  • March 12, 2013
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This is not the Amazon smartphone you are looking for Guess what? Digitimes is reporting that Amazon is still working on a smartphone, and some fool at Business Insider is repeating the rumors as fact: Amazon wanted its smartphone out this quarter, but manufacturing difficulties have set it back, Sammi Huang and Steve Shen of…