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Newcastle’s Hotel Indigo becomes first hotel to replace Bibles with Kindles

You know the old hotel custom of always placing a Bible in a hotel room? It is a practice begun by the Gigeons and according to Wikipedia, they’ve distributed over 79 million Bibles since 1908. Well, the team at the newly opened Hotel Indigo in Newcastle have decided to change this up a bit. Instead […]

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How about an iPad instead of flowers for Valentine’s Day?

An iPad: It’s the gift that keeps on giving! That’s the perspective that Apple has adopted with their most recent newsletter mailing. It echoes the message that Amazon has been advertising recently (see my post from last week) and it’s a compelling story. For anyone who can afford to spend £399 on an iPad on […]

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Who’s buying a Kindle Fire then?

I’ve wavering on the Kindle Fire. Obviously it’s not available in the UK officially yet but that won’t necessarily stop me from owning one. I don’t have a standard Kindle. Instead I prefer using the array of apps, mostly on my iPhone or iPad, to access my Amazon library. The Fire, though, that’s something I […]

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Won’t it be brilliant if the Amazon Tablet is everything we hope?

Well I’m delighted — absolutely delighted — that we may well have a serious competitor arriving for Apple in the form of Amazon. I’ve been sitting considering the possibilities of a truly integrated Amazon Tablet. I spend a lot with Amazon. The company is fast approaching business critical status for me — and for my […]

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Here’s the list of apps that I actually use every day

A colleague has recently picked up an iPhone. He’s using it in conjunction with the top of the line BlackBerry Bold 9900. The Bold is doing the corporate email — he, like me, just can’t get away from the gorgeous messaging experience from RIM. However, he got the iPhone to test. He obviously asked for […]

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Stop everything and read about Amazon’s tablet

MG Siegler has a super, super exclusive over at TechCrunch regarding Amazon’s much rumoured Kindle Tablet that he reckons will retail for $250 — this year. I strongly recommend have a read of his post. It’s called simply the “Amazon Kindle”. But it’s not like any Kindle you’ve seen before. It displays content in full […]

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Google makes book mobile

Google has launched its mobile books service whereby the 1.5m books that it has scanned are available to mobile users as well as traditional desktop users. Google hopes to fight of Amazon’s Kindle which has sold 1/2m to date (Sprint estimates from users downloading books). Amazon is expected to launch the Kindle v2 later this […]