ADDING ON: Amazon Kindle Fire gets HULU PLUS and ESPN. That just came in. More later on that.
The Newsstand Headline
That's the headline of Amazon's press release today, although the Kindle Fire Newsstand page itself still says "Choose from over 300 popular magazines and newspapers, including Vanity Fair, Elle, O, The Oprah Magazine, and more."
They do still have 4-6 days to add another 100 :-) In fact, Jessalyn. of MyKindleStuff noticed today and tweeted that NEW buyers are being told on the product page that new Kindle Fire orders made today will be shipped 3-5 days from now. That means anything shipped 3 days from now, 11/14, with one-day shipping would arrive ON the designated official day for shipping to customers. As usual, Amazon is likely to be early.
Those who pre-ordered some time ago and who live in less-remote areas may receive theirs by Nov. 15. They've always shipped new models only to U.S. customers at first, but they plan to ship them globally later.
A Special they're offering mentions that
"Kindle Fire customers who subscribe before March 1, 2012 will also receive an exclusive free three-month trial of 17 Condé Nast magazines, including Vanity Fair, GQ, WIRED and Glamour.
Other magazines in full-color include Meredith, and Hearst. Interactive editions with built-in video and audio are also available for many magazines such as Better Homes & Gardens, Allure and Self."
Russ Grandinetti, VP, Kindle Content, mentions "the beautiful, intuitive reading experience we've built for their favorite magazines such as US Weekly, The New Yorker, and Reader's Digest, and that the response from publishers has been "overwhelmingly positive."
To learn more about the Kindle Fire Newsstand, visit http://amzn.to/kindlefirenewsstand.
CNN's Cashmore: "Kindle Fire will be hottest tablet since the iPad"
So, the big day for the first Amazon tablet, after all those months of rumors, is almost here. An almost typical news story comes from CNN.
Peter Cashmore (such a name!) is founder and CEO of Mashable, a popular blog on tech news and the digital scene. He mentions that the Kindle Fire and the Nook Touch are both contenders, in what has been an iPad world. He goes on:
' Of the two, the early favorite to emerge as the iPad's top rival is the Kindle Fire. More than any other competitor, Amazon is able to spar with Apple by controlling all the pieces of the puzzle -- from the device itself to the content that you'll consume on it.
This "end to end" solution mimics Apple's strategy -- it should mean that the user experience is radically better than other iPad alternatives ... they've also made changes to the interface that make it feel more holistic.
Mark my words: The Amazon Kindle Fire will be the most successful tablet device since the iPad. Five hundred dollars is a steep price to pay for many tablet-craving consumers, but paying $200 for a similar device is comparatively painless.
At the very least, the Kindle Fire is set to become the world's second-most popular tablet.
At that price, I wouldn't even bet against the Fire dethroning the iPad as the market leader. '
Well, I sure wouldn't go that far! But that the Kindle Fire is definitely spreading fast.
Kindle Touch 3G Kindle Touch WiFi Kindle Basic (UK: KBasic) Kindle Fire
Kindle Keybd 3G (UK: Kindle Keybd 3G) K3 Special Offers K3-3G Special Offers DX
Check often: Temporarily-free late-listed non-classics or recently published ones
Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources. Top 100 free bestsellers. Liked-books under $1
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