Give Kindle Books As A Gift Via Email

Amazon.com said today people can now give Kindle Books as gifts to anyone with an email address even if they don’t own a Kindle. "We’re making this functionality available in time for the holidays to offer an easy, stress free holiday shopping option for anyone – not just Kindle owners,” said Russ Grandinetti, Vice President, […]

Want to Access Banned Sites in China? Get an Amazon Kindle

To their amazement, they are able to access Twitter and Facebook through Amazon’s Kindle without having to manually evade the firewall. Chinese bloggers told the media they were surprised to get access to sites banned by the Chinese authorities. “I still can’t believe it. I casually tried getting to Twitter and what a surprise, I […]

Apple iBooks Defeat the Amazon Kindle in Reader Poll

It’s been another exciting match here in our long-running Faceoff Series, where two competing services, apps, or devices are pitted against each other for a fight to the finish. In this edition, we pitted relative newcomer Apple iBooks up against its most significant rival, the Amazon Kindle, to see who would win over the hearts […]

eReader Faceoff: Amazon Kindle vs. Apple iBooks

It’s time once again for another edition of our long-running Faceoff Series, wherein we pit two similar or competing web services, gadgets, apps and more against each other in a head-to-head battle for supremacy amongst Mashable readers. This week it’s a war for best electronic book reading experience between two of the heaviest heavyweights: Amazon […]

Kindle for iPad Hits the App Store

Amazon’s Kindle app for iPad has found its way to the App Store just in time for tomorrow morning’s device launch. Like Kindle apps for other platforms, the iPad app [iTunes link] includes Amazon’s Whispersync technology, which syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices. The exciting part, however, is all of […]

The iPad Poses a Threat to Kindle’s Market Share [STATS]

Independent research boutique ChangeWave surveyed 3,171 consumers and found that consumer pre-launch interest in the iPad is high. Data demonstrates that consumers are more interested in purchasing an iPad than they were the iPhone prior to launch. Also, 27% of existing e-reader owners indicated they would have purchased the iPad over the model they own […]