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  • April 19, 2013
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Meet the Nook Aura HD The most interesting rumor crossed my desk today. According to a source I trust, Kobo wasn’t the first ereader maker to express an interest in the 6.8″ HD E-ink screen used in the Kobo Aura HD. I have been told that Barnes & Noble was the first company to be…

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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 28, 2013
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If the rumors now circulating are true then the world’s largest publishing behemoth is one step closer to existence. Reuters is reporting this morning that the merger between Penguin and Random House is likely to be approved by EU regulators: Bertelsmann and Pearson are set to win unconditional EU regulatory approval for a plan to…

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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 20, 2013
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In the spring a young geek’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of … gadgets. New rumors are circulating that Asus is working on a new Nexus 7. The current model is 9 months old, so that comes as no surprise. But one detail that did surprise me is that Qualcomm is tipped as the CPU…