tablet

News For eBook and App users


Canadians can now pre-order the Kindle Fire HD Tablets and order Android Apps from Amazon.ca..

The standard Kindle Fire HD has a 7″ color display in 720p and comes either with 16GB or 32 GB. The Kindle Fire HD Tablet 8.9″ is also available in 16GB or 32 GB and has an 8.9″ display with a 1080p resolution. Both include Dolby stereo virtual surround sound, a front facing HD camera and unlimited cloud storage for Amazon content.

You will also notice that accessories are discounted on these pre-orders.

Tablet Available To Pre-Order Until Oct 26th

Microsofticon will be releasing their new tablet on October 26th and are taking orders.

The Surfaceicon will be powered by Windows 8icon, which looks and operates like the company’s media center software, and will feature a microSD card slot to expand storage by 64 gigs.

It includes a kickstand, the optional cover doubles as a keyboard, and an adapter can be purchased to display content on HDMI televisions and monitors. Additional information is available by clinking this logo :

Microsoft Store

E-Reader News For Canadians

It appears that Walmart will stop selling the Amazon Kindle e-reader line at their local stores soon. And the new HD e-readers from this line will unfortunately not be available to Canadians when they are released in November.

On the other hand, the Kobo Mini eReader and Kobo Glo eReader will be released in October. The full color Kobo Arcicon will also be made available that month.

Unfortunately Barnes & Nobleicon does not ship its Nookicon line of eReaders and tablets to Canada.

Windows 8 & Microsoft Tablet Due Oct. 26th

The Windows 8 operating system and Surface tablet from Microsoft will be released on October 26th, 2012 according to Supersite For Windows.

Canadians Will Need To Wait

The introduction of the Kindle Fire tablet may been delayed in Canada but several Kindle products are available to Canadians until Amazon gets more of their services into Canada.

The available products are the Wi-Fi tablet and Free 3G/Wi-Fi tablet. But we will probably not get the Kindle Fire until Amazon brings their music and video shops up north.

Access to those services are two of the major selling points for this tablet, although they could decide to open up an app store in Canada for an international device. I guess only time will tell.

New Tablet Computer From ?

Now that Amazon has rolled out their new Kindle 3G with free WI-FI access, they are now making plans to release their own tablet computer.

According to the Wall Street Journal, they are planning to release a new tablet powered by Google‘s Android operating system by October of this year, with another design on it’s way next year.

The Wall Street Journal‘s unnamed source claimed that it will have a nine inch screen and will be manufactured in Asia. But unlike the iPad it may not have a camera, though I personally suspect next year’s model may have one.