BY Staff and Wire reports
Friday, November 16, 2012
11/16/12 at 2:26 AM
Larger Kindle Fire HD tablet ships early
Amazon.com Inc. started shipping the larger version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet computer on Thursday, five days ahead of schedule.
Seattle-based Amazon is short on stock, though, so new orders won't ship until Dec. 3. The company started taking orders Nov. 20.
The Kindle Fire is one of several tablets challenging Apple's iPad.
The tablet, which has an 8.9-inch screen measured diagonally, is available on Amazon's website for $299. It is expected to be available at Best Buy stores beginning Friday and at more retailers in the coming weeks.
A version with cellular access is available for $499 and will start shipping next week as planned, though new orders won't ship until Dec. 3.
The smaller version, which has a 7-inch screen, has been available since September.
Williams Cos. to pay 32.5-cent dividend
The Williams Cos. Inc. board of directors Thursday announced that shareholders will receive a quarterly dividend of 32.5 cents per common share.
The Dec. 24 payout goes out to shareholders of record at the close of business Dec. 7.
The Tulsa-based company's full-year dividend totals $1.20 per share.
Williams has paid a common stock dividend every quarter since 1974.