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Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HDX, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″

Just like every other consumer electronic device, the Kindle Fire HD was expected to get a refresh at some point this year. It was just that nobody expected Amazon to suddenly unveil them without any word of warning. Amazon suddenly announced three new Kindle Fire models yesterday evening – the new Kindle Fire HD, the Kindle Fire HDX and the …

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Amazon Appstore Celebrates One Year In The EU With Free Apps

One year ago today, the Amazon Appstore officially launched in the EU. It brought with it all the advantages of Amazon’s Android storefront, including the Free App of the Day, to European owners of Android and Kindle Fire devices. Now the company wants to give a little something back to all of its customers. Amazon announced today that some of …

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Kindle Fire Being Doused, Says Analyst

For Amazon, the Kindle Fire has been a huge success in the 7-inch tablet category. For the past two years Amazon’s device has competed with the largest mobile industry players – Apple and Samsung. Now, with Amazon preparing to announce its updated Kindle Fire lineup, news has come that Amazon’s hold on the tablet market may be slipping. Analyst firm …

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This Year’s Tablet War Will Begin in September

As shown by nearly every analyst’s estimates, tablet shipments slowed during the second quarter of 2013. It turns out, though, that this past quarter was the calm before the storm, with this September slated to be, quite possibly, the biggest month in tablet computing history. Google has already launched the refresh of its Nexus 7 tablet, getting out ahead of …

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Amazon Appstore Now Accepting HTML5 App Submissions

Do you go native or HTML5? It’s a question that’s becoming increasingly harder to answer as HTML5 flourishes into a mature platform. There are still a lot of advantages to going native, but HTML5 requires you build an app only once and it works across a number of devices. You can now add the Kindle Fire to those devices. Amazon …

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Tablet Sales to Pick Up Later This Year, Shows Analyst Survey

It’s taken only a few short years since the debut of the iPhone for U.S. smartphone adoption to begin to slow, and now it appears that tablets are saturating the U.S. market just as fast. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) this week revealed its market research outlook for the tablet market in the coming quarter. The report shows that 41% …

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Amazon To Launch Three New Kindle Fires This Year [Rumor]

It’s another year and that means another Kindle Fire. It doesn’t look like Amazon will be introducing any new models this year, but it will be substantially upgrading all three of its current models though. BGR reports that it has learned Amazon will be upgrading the displays on the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″. With …

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Kindle Fire Gets Amazon Coins, Amazon’s Virtual Currency

Back in February, Amazon announced that Amazon Coins, its new virtual currency, would be coming to Kindle Fire devices in May. It’s May, and today, the company announced that the currency is now available. Customers can now start using the currency in any app from the Amazon Appstore. To celebrate, the company is giving away 500 free coins to all …

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Amazon Plans To Launch Kindle Phone In Q2 2013 [Rumor]

We can probably expect a new Kindle tablet or eReader this year, but we can’t be so sure about a Kindle Phone. A few rumors have pointed to the company working on such a device, but there’s been nothing concrete yet. The latest rumors continue that trend with some wild speculation regarding the device. Digitimes reports that Amazon is prepping …

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Amazon Is Making A $99 Kindle Fire HD [Rumor]

One of the big rumors from last year was that Google would release a $99 Nexus tablet. Those rumors never went anywhere though. Now it’s Amazon’s turn to take up the rumored cheap tablet torch. TechCrunch is reporting that Amazon will introduce a $99 Kindle Fire HD tablet later this year. The tablet will reportedly be powered by a TI …

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Amazon Coins Bring Virtual Currency To Kindle Fire Apps And Games

For the past year, Amazon has been making development for its Kindle Fire tablets easier and more lucrative. Now the retail giant is ready to enter into the next phase of setting up a thriving mobile marketplace – virtual currency. Amazon announced today that it will be launching Amazon Coins in May. The new virtual currency is expected to bring …

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Kindle Fire HD Discounted $50 For Students

One of the promises that came with the growing tablet market was an end-run around college textbook price-gouging. Students everywhere were supposed to be using interactive textbooks and doing homework within social class apps by now. Obviously, that hasn’t happened yet, but Amazon is still pushing to make sure it’s tablets are in the hands of students. Slashgear is reporting …

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