The Wall Street Journal claims that Amazon is developing not one, but two smartphones, presumably as a part of its Kindle line of hardware products to push forward its content ecosystem to more people.
It’s an unusually media heavy day for the normally very private Tim Cook. Tonight his interview with Brian Williams airs on NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek has published a long, and fascinating, interview with Tim Cook led by Businessweek’s Josh Tyrangiel. While portions of both interviews have been discussed already—Tim Cook Says Apple To Start Manufacturing Macs In USA Soon and Tim Cook: Television is an “Area of Intense Interest”—the discussions in the Businessweek interview are too compelling not to comment more on.
Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 which was unveiled at a media event in September to take on Apple’s full-sized iPad and Google Nexus 10 finally ships today.
For the first time since Apple launched the iPad, it is going to face stiff competition from bigger Android-based tablets like Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD 8.9 and Google’s Nexus 10.
After years of rumors and speculations, Apple finally launched a smaller and cheaper iPad – the iPad mini to compete with 7-inch Android based tablets such as the Google’s Nexus 7 and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD.
During the keynote Apple also took quite some time out to explain why the 7-inch Android tablets do not offer a great experience by comparing the iPad mini to Google’s Nexus 7.