Smart-phone hardware is getting cheaper, and Google's platform is the go-to software for new low-end devices.
The retailer sold 158 items per second on its peak shopping day.
Bloomberg says Amazon could sell more than 8 million e-readers this year.
One observer gives his reasons for not wanting one yet.
The company is finding that a television service with multiple hardware partners is not easy to develop.
In other tech news: Twitter raises $200 million, while Facebook is likely to generate revenue of $2 billion this year.
One report says that the iPad 2 could start shipping within months, leading to an April launch.
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