All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kindle Fire’

Amazon Reports Big Increase In Black Friday Sales Of Its Devices

This year was a lot better than last year when it comes to Black Friday sales of Amazon’s tablets and e-readers, according to the company. Amazon said Black Friday sales of Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets on Amazon.com grew “significantly” year over year. Fire tablet sales on the site were up over 3x year over year on Friday, while Kindle …

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Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, Kindle Voyage, Kindle For Kids, Kindle With More Storage: Ready For October Release

Amazon is unleashing a litany of new and improved models of its Kindle tablet and e-reader line. For those interested in some pre-Black Friday holiday deals, the models are set to go on sale in October. “Are phablets killing tablets?” wrote Anna Attkisson of Tom’s Guide, “Amazon is definitely not jumping on that bandwagon.” The amount of updates corresponds with …

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Amazon Announces A Bunch Of New Kindle Devices

Amazon made a whole bunch of Kindle-related announcements late on Wednesday, including some new devices and a new OS. New Kindles First off, Amazon unveiled its seventh-generation Kindle, the Kindle Voyage. Amazon calls this its “most advanced Kindle ever”. Well, I would hope so. “Not as advanced as the last one” doesn’t sound nearly as appealing. The display is brighter, …

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Amazon Appstore Now Has Over 240K Apps

Amazon announced that its Amazon Appstore selection of apps has nearly tripled year-over-year, and that it now has over 240,000 apps and games, which are available in about 200 countries. This seems like something the company might want to play up as it prepares to unveil a new smartphone, which it is expected to do this week. Last year, Amazon …

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Amazon Coins Now Available On Android Devices

Last year, Amazon got into the digital currency game with Amazon Coins. Exclusive to Kindle devices, Amazon Coins were an easy way for consumers to buy apps and games on the Amazon Appstore. Now the digital currency is making its way to all Android devices. Amazon announced this morning that Amazon Coins are now available to all Android device users …

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Nexus Tablet: In the News This Holiday Season

Google seems to be constantly making the news with its Nexus tablet. The most recent rumblings involve the Nexus 10 2, the newest version of its 10-inch tablet. Rumor has it that the Nexus 10 2 may launch ahead of CES 2014. CES is an annual international consumer electronics and technology trade show, the self-described “global stage where next-generation innovations …

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Amazon Really Wants You To Buy A Kindle Fire HDX, Will Let You Pay It Off In Installments

Over the years, Amazon has used various deals and promotions to increase sales of its Kindle Fire tablet line. Those promotions seemingly work as the tablets remain the best-selling items on Amazon. Now the online retailer is trying a new method to get more Kindle Fires into the hands of even more customers. Amazon announced over the weekend a new …

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Kindle Fire Tablets See Record Sales on Amazon

Amazon’s line of Kindle Fire tablets saw record-breaking sales over the weekend, as the second-generation Kindle Fire HD, and the third-generation Kindle Fire HDX 7″, were the two top-selling items this holiday season for the world’s largest online retailer. A report released by Amazon detailing the success of Kindle Fire tablets from Black Friday through Cyber Monday says that they …

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Amazon Appstore Celebrates Halloween With A Sale On 22 Apps

Halloween has always seemed like one of the lesser holidays compared to the likes of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sure, it’s a fun time, but it just doesn’t really feel all that special. Apparently I’m in the minority as the Amazon Appstore has just put a lot of games on sale in celebration of the holiday. Amazon announced today that 22 …

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Amazon Appstore Is Giving Away 6 Apps For Free Today

One of the best parts about the Amazon Appstore is its Free App of the Day program. Every day of the year, Amazon takes a popular app that regularly costs anywhere from $.99 to $5 and offers it for free to anybody with a Kindle Fire or Android device. Now Amazon is upping the ante for a special promotion today. …

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Amazon’s Fire OS 3.0 ‘Mojito’ Comes With A Ton Of New Features, Major ‘Mayday’ Customer Support Feature

Amazon has unveiled version 3.0 of its Android-based Fire OS, named “Mojito.” The announcement comes with that of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD & Kindle Fire HDX tablets. The OS starts with Android, but adds a number of its own features. It does include native Android app compatibility, so apps that work on Android should work on Fire OS with …

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Amazon Announces Kindle Fire HD Refresh, Ships October 2

Last year, Amazon entered the HD tablet market with the Kindle Fire HD. It was a 7-inch tablet with a 1280×800 resolution, and some decent specs. Now that very same tablet is getting a refresh to become the cheap entry level tablet in Amazon’s Kindle Fire fleet. Amazon announced today that the newly refreshed Kindle Fire HD is now available …

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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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Amazon Smartphone to Launch in 2013 (Rumor)

Back in July there were hushed rumors that Amazon would enter the smartphone market with a device that would compliment its existing Kindle tablet lineup. Today it appears that those rumors have been corroborated and the “Kindle Phone” may be coming as soon as next summer. The China Economic News Service, a Taiwanese business publication issued a report stating that …

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Kindle Fire Developers Can Now Send Push Notifications To Users

One of the benefits of building apps for Android and iOS is that developers can use push notifications as a way of keeping users engaged. A game can remind players of a special in-game event, or a dining app can remind users that their favorite restaurant is offering discounts. These kind of messages will now be available on Kindle Fire …

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Kindle Fire Is Now Available At GameStop

When you think of GameStop, you generally think of console titles lining the walls and 8,000 copies of Madden NFL 08 going for $1.99 each. The gaming retail giant has changed its image over the past year, however, to a store that peddles all gaming devices, including Android and iOS tablets. Now the store has earned a powerful partner in …

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Amazon Launches “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited” Kids Service

Amazon announced the launch of Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, which the company describes as “the all-you-can-eat content sercvice built from the ground up just for kids”. “Kindle FreeTime Unlimited brings together for the first time all of the types of content kids and parents love—books, games, educational apps, movies and TV shows—into one simple, unlimited, easy-to-use service for kids ages 3-8,” …

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Amazon Maps API Now Available To All

As Apple has proven with its iPhone 5 maps blunder, people care about having quality maps on their mobile devices. Until now, however, there’s not been a maps API built specifically for the Kindle Fire. Amazon is fixing that this week. Amazon announced that its Maps API is now available for all developers. The API was available since September in …

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Kindle Did Pretty Well For Itself Over The Weekend

Amazon has an advantage as an online retail giant – the company can participate in both Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Sure, other companies do as well, but Amazon had great deals going up all the time over the weekend and well into the night on Monday evening. There must have been thousands of TVs, smartphones and other devices sold …

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