DEI Wire: The Daily Looks to Android …iPad 2.0 Launches This Week
AT&T will sell Amazon’s eReader, the Kindle 3G, at retail stores March 6th.
AT&T is the current broadband network used by the Amazon reader. The Kindle 3G can hold up to 3,500 books and is sold at the retail price of $189.
Kindle will also soon offer Kindle for the Web, which will allow users to read full text from a website without downloading a separate app. Kindle for the Web will also allow authors and publishers to offer full texts through their websites. The Beta version is currently available on Amazon’s website.
-News Corp.’s The Daily, a daily news subscription app, will enter the Android market. Slated for release in the second quarter of the year, The Daily also plans to extend its Verizon sponsored free-trial plan past the original two week mark. According to The Daily’s blog, the free period will extend to March 21. The app has already received an update, announced on February 25th.
-The Motorola Xoom tablet hit the market late last week. Offering similar pricing to ithe Apple iPad (with a subscription plan), the Xoom is considered to be the iPad’s first real competition. Xoom is the first Honeycomb technology powered tablet, and offers a free upgrade from its current 3G to 4G later this year.
Apple’s second model of the iPad is set to be revealed at a March 2nd Apple event in San Francisco. The new iPad will be thinner and lighter than its predecessor and will feature a front-facing camera. Currently, Apple’s iPad holds 75 percent of the global tablet market.