Walt Mossberg’s Review
The Dell Venue 7 is a heck of a buy for a brand-name Android tablet, says Walt Mossberg, but if you can spare more money, you’ll get a better experience in a more expensive small tablet.
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There has been chatter in the past about Amazon’s interest in selling a set-top box to advance its video businesses and compete with similar accessories like Apple TV, Boxee and Roku (and, as Peter Kafka reported in September, even word that it had made a bid to buy Roku). But the talk freshened today, with sources telling Bloomberg Businessweek that a team of video hardware vets at Amazon’s Lab126 is developing such a device, and aiming for a fall debut.
After a quick review, Apple has cleared an update to Amazon’s Kindle for iOS app that fixes a bug in the previous version that deregistered iOS Kindle devices, deleting libraries, bookmarks and other settings. The updated app is now available in the iTunes App Store.
News Bytegetting even more special offers when the company starts sending AmazonLocal daily deals to the e-reader’s screen saver during idle moments. The offers will begin in New York City and spread from there (and with any luck, the targeting will improve).