Amazon is poised to step into tablet PCs and will launch models as son as August-September, with targeted global sales of four million units for 2011, according to Taiwan-based component makers.
The timing of launch is to meet the peak sales period prior to Thanksgiving in the US and the year-end holidays in the US and Europe, the sources pointed out.
E-Books Help Barnes & Noble in Its Latest Quarterly Results
The Wall Street Journal
The company told financial analysts that Barnes & Noble now controls an estimated 26% to 27% of the mushrooming e-book market and disclosed that digital books were now outselling physical books by 3-to-1 on the retailer's website.
Hipmunk Sees the Future of Travel Search Through an iPad
The New York Times
The company hopes to attract a broader audience with its new mobile application by creating an experience that meshed with consumer behavior and did not try and force browsers to book travel from their mobile device.
Six Reasons to Consider OnSwipe for Tablet-Friendly Websites
Onswipe, a new product that launched yesterday, helps news publishers easily set up a tablet-friendly version of their websites for iPad users and will help sell premium ads on those sites.