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by George Heymann

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, borrow books for free including bestsellers with no due dates

by George Heymann

Technology-Headlines

Amazon recently introduced the Kindle Owners’ Lending Library that allows Amazon prime members who own a Kindle device to borrow from over 5,000 titles, including 100 current and former New York Times Bestsellers, as frequently as a book a month, for free with no due dates.

There are just two requirements in order to use the lending library, own a Kindle device (does not work on the Kindle app) and be an Amazon Prime member which also entitles you to free two-day shipping on Amazon stocked items as well as unlimited streaming of a growing library of movies and TV shows.

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Amazon Kindle Fire $199 available for pre-order, 3 other Kindle E-ink models detailed.

by George Heymann

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos had four new product announcements today including the rumored and highly anticipated color Android tablet the Kindle Fire.

The Kindle Fire will feature a TI Omap4 dual-core processor, 8GB of internal storage, 7-inch ultra-wide Gorilla Glass multi-touch IPS display (better viewing angles) with 1024×600 resolution, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a pair of top-mounted stereo speakers for $199. The physical dimension of the tablet are 7.5×4.7x.45, weighs less than a pound (14.6 oz) and will support Flash. The Fire, like first generation iPads will not include a camera.

Amazons plans for the new Kindle Fire tablet are far more ambitious than than previous generation e-book readers. The Fire will incorporate all of Amazons web services, Amazon Kindle, Amazon Instant Video, Amazon MP3, The Amazon App Store as well as Amazon Prime.

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