MOGA Hero Power and Pro Power controllers go live for preorder on Amazon with a November shipping date

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If you’re interested in preordering the new MOGA Power series controllers on Amazon, the pages are officially live to place an order, with one drawback; they won’t be shipping until November 14th. That’s quite a bit later than the October shipping date for the controllers ordered through MOGA’s official shop by about a month. The upside is that you do get Prime shipping if you’re a member, and free shipping is always a plus.

The MOGA Power Hero is the updated version of the Pocket controller. It packs an 1800 mAh batter and refined analog sticks and a d-pad. The Power Pro is a beefier option with a 2200 mAh battery and a controller that rivals console input devices. They’ll run $59.99 and $79.99, respectively, which is par the course for nice controllers on consoles and computers.

Are you interested in shelling out that kind of cash for a controller like this for your device? You can check out the Amazon preorder pages below.

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Amazon upgrades Prime Instant Video with downloading option for offline viewing

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Amazon is looking to make their upcoming Kindle Fire HDX their best e-reader yet, and recently added some more features that are sure to make for some great selling points.

Along with Fire OS 3.0 (based on Android 4.2.2), the device will have more options on its Prime Instant Video subscription plan which will allow users to download video content. This contains tens of thousands of videos from NBC, Viacom, Sony, Warner Bros. and CBS. Downloads will be ready to view for up to 30 days, and will be viewable for up to 48 hours after the user begins watching. This will be great for those on long plane rides looking to stay up to date with their favorite shows— it is only a matter of time before other developers start offering offline viewing on their respective apps. (We’re looking at you, Netflix and Hulu.)

Details on how the platform works have not been released yet, so we’ll just have to wait and see for now. Hit the break for the official presser.

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Amazon unveils the new Kindle Fire HD starting at $139

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Two years ago, Amazon changed the tablet game by unveiling the Kindle Fire for $199. It has already gone through one refresh and this year it gets refreshed yet again and with an even better price. The new Kindle Fire HD sports a 7-inch 1280×800 216 ppi HD display, a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor, Fire OS 3.0 (Mojito), and dual speakers with Dolby audio. It will look very similar to the new HDX tablets, but a little heavier and thicker. It comes in at 12.2 ounces and 10.6mm thick.

The Kindle Fire HD starts at $139 for the for the 8GB version. The 16GB version will run you $169. Shipping will commence on October 2. Full press release after the break.

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Amazon introduces the Kindle Fire HDX

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Amazon_Kindle_Fire_HDX_Official_01Amazon took the wraps off their new line of Kindle Fire tablets for the fall and Holiday season. The Kindle Fire HDX is the premium version and will come in both 7-inch and 8.9-inch varieties. The 7-incher features a resolution of 1900 x 1200 and the 8.9-incher sports a whopping 2560 x 1600. Both tablets have a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 under the hood along with an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM, stereo speakers, 1MP front-facing camera, 11 hours of battery life (video) and an LTE option. The 8.9-incher also gets an 8MP rear camera.

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Kindle Fire ‘HDX’ could be announced tomorrow by Amazon, improved internals/externals expected

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Some late night news here, as Amazon will reportedly be unveiling their brand-new Kindle Fire ‘HDX’ as soon as tomorrow. The device is rumored to have a completely new design, both internally and externally. This means we’ll be seeing a faster processor, better graphics performance, and a higher resolution display. The name, ‘HDX,’ is more of a move to make it sound sexier, slapping the ‘X’ at the end of the quite obvious ‘HD.’

The Kindle Fire HDX is also expected to come in the same two sizes that the current model comes in, 7-inches and 8.9-inches. The 7-inch model should be priced at $230, with the 8.9-incher with a $380 price tag.

It’s also expected that the current 7-inch Kindle Fire will remain available and will see a drastic price cut. We should see the new Kindle Fire HDX start shipping sometime between October and November, with the 7-incher coming first.

Improved software will be included as well, as the @evleaks photo suggests above.

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2013 Amazon Kindle Fire HD tablet gets pictured

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We already got an idea of what the specs will be for the upcoming Kindle Fire HD so why not some pictures? These pictures represent the 7-inch model, but the 8.9-incher will look the same. As you can see, Amazon has redesigned these tablets with changes to the buttons and placement of the speakers.

Both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch models will include a 2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800, 2GB of RAM, you choice of 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage, and a forked version of Android 4.2.2. The 7-inch display will have a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 while the 8.9-incher will come in at 2,560 x 1,600. More pics after the break

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Amazon smartphone won’t come this year, and won’t be free

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Amazon_SmartphoneBack off talk of an Amazon phone, the company said. A spokesman for Amazon Inc. said on Saturday that the online shopping megacompany will not launch a smartphone in 2013. Not only that, but despite recent rumors, if Amazon were to launch a smartphone, or a “Kindle phone” in the future, it will not be free.

The spokesperson declined to comment further, but it’s an interesting development considering the long running rumors suggesting an Amazon smartphone was coming. As the rumors kept on piling up recently, I guess Amazon decided it was appropriate to let the public know what was actually going on.

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Amazon could offer upcoming ‘Kindle Phone’ for free

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We’ve seen plenty of outdated, mid-range devices get offered for free on carrier sites, but seeing the Kindle Phone without a price tag would certainly be new to us. Reports suggest that the offering would not be the conventional “free phone” (+ new 2-year contract) deal, but customers could be required to sign up to a membership of Amazon Prime. A source has stated that “Amazon wants the device to be free whether or not people sign up for a new wireless plan at the same time.” Amazon could be dealing with carriers in the near future about working something out, however it’s likely that Amazon will offer the device on their site as well.

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PSA: Amazon Appstore has 10 great hits for Free plus their normal Free App of the Day

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Every day the sun may or may not come out, but one thing for sure is Amazon will have a Free App of the Day. I remember when the Amazon Appstore opened two years ago. It used to be one of the first things I checked every morning. Nowadays I rarely go to the Amazon appstore, but today might be one of those days to head back. Not only are they offering the usual Free App of the Day, which happens to be Cut the Rope, they are offering 10 additional apps for free as part of their Free App of the Day Greatest Hits. Hit the break for the full rundown.

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Amazon introduces Mobile Associates API to help developers further monetize apps

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Amazon announced the availability of a new API today to help developers further monetize their apps. The Amazon Mobile Associates API is an extension of the company’s Amazon Associates web-based affiliate program, bringing the power of Amazon to Kindle Fire and Android based devices. The new API enables developers to: » Read the rest