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    eBook readers have always been a curiosity to me. I got into the eBook scene way back when I had a Pocket PC. I bought many, many books for Microsoft Reader in its proprietary .LIT format -- only to have the app go away, taking the ability to read my digital library along with it. Eventually dedicated eBook readers surfaced, most of them sported some kind of e-ink or e-paper displays. The screens were sharp, legible even in direct sunlight, and looked like they would be the future of "books". Unfortunately they were monochrome, and page "turning" took a very long time. Then the new version ...

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    If Amazon was after some free press last week, they definitely got a lot of it with the rumors that they were not just working on building their own phone, but that they'd also offer this device for free to Amazon Prime customers. We all know about the benefits of paying Amazon $80 a year in advanced, and it did make sense for the company to give a smartphone a try given their Android app store. Sadly, an Amazon spokes person just came on record with the Wall Street Journal, and confirmed that the company is definitely not planning on building a phone in 2013. They also confirmed that if ...

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    So, Pocketnow is a technology website, right? "Always start your posts with a rhetorical question," says the Internet Manual of Poor Style. We're off to a good start. There are some downsides to running sites like ours, those that cater to a specific niche. One of those is that usually, readers don't get much opportunity to get to know we writers personally, because everyone's too busy trying to figure out how many GeeBees and WeeFees are under the hood of the latest, fantastically-named mobile device. There's not a lot of time for much socialization. So unless you follow me on ...

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    There is no doubt that Amazon will introduce a Kindle Fire successor and, thanks to all the rumors around, we can hope for a ten-incher (to compete with the iPad) as well as a seven-incher (to take on the Nexus 7). However, Demos Parneros, president of U.S. Retail for Staples Inc., believes that there will be five or six tablet SKUs assigned to Amazon slates. Of course SKUs (stock-keeping units) could very well refer to only two major hardware variants (probably the seven inch and the ten inch tablets) but with different storage options (8-, 16-, 32-, who knows maybe even 64GB flavors). ...

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    The Kindle Fire refresh, dubbed generically Kindle Fire 2, has been in the news in the form of rumors for quite some time now. Some reports are talking about not one, but two Amazon-made tablets to hit the market soon: a smaller seven-inch-ish slate and a bigger, ten-incher. The good folks at T3N have created some renders based on rumored specs and information. The seven inch tablet will most probably target the fresh Asus Google Nexus 7 as its competitor while the ten-inche will get the Apple iPad in its targeting range. The seven inch slate will reportedly bounce the resolution up to ...

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    The Kindle Fire follow-up is highly anticipated and this has probably everything to do with the cornucopia of rumors around this tablet. Last we heard of the Kindle Fire 2, a report was convinced that Amazon will skip the 8.9-inch form-factor and go for a 10.1-inch built instead. We also heard reports of the tablet being launched in the third quarter. Falling nicely into place is another report, this time coming from Cnet's "source", according to which July 31 is the date to circle in your calendar if you are interested in the Amazon Kindle Fire 2 launch date. Other specs reported include ...

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