GizmoWatch - Previously, we have harped many times about how Amazon has redefined this electronic genre of tablets with their Kindle Fire. And once again, we throw in our two pennies worth of assessment, albeit with a slightly commercial perspective. A practical (rather than a wondrous) amalgamation of a tablet and media center, the $199 Amazon Kindle Fire has taken to many a new potential customer's liking. But does really have in it to compete with its heavyweight peers in the Android realm? Well, some analysts would comprehensively like to think so. As a matter of fact, according to Robert Cihra, an analyst from Evercore Partners, 'the Fire may very well take around a whopping 50 percent share of the total Android market.' Now, the question remains, does this estimation allude to Fire as the obvious choice for smart consumers?
If you own an Amazon Fire tablet (we know you’re out there), we have some news for you. The company recently introduced the Show Mode Charging Dock for select Fire tablets. With it, you can turn your device into something closer to an Echo Show. For us that have a random Fire tablet lying around, this is a great update to give it more functionality.
CNET: The e-commerce giant marks the launch by disbursing 500 free Amazon Coins -- which buys as much as does a $5 bill -- into the Amazon accounts of existing and new Kindle Fire customers in the U.S.
Geek: After an image was uploaded to a Chinese forum site, rumors are swirling that Sony may be working on a 6.44-inch phablet to take on devices like the Galaxy Note and Huawei’s new 6-inch Ascend Mate. But at a half inch larger than the Huawei and just a half inch short of the Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 7, and Kindle Fire, it’s quite possible Sony isn’t building this device to get in on the phablet action.