Amazon Free App of the Day: Bonzai Blast

Amazon App of the Day: Bonzai Blast

Today’s Amazon Free App of the Day is Bonzai Blast. Similar to the PopCap game Zuma’s Revenge, or Zuma Deluxe, the game offers the same type of game play. For those that haven’t played those titles, the basic premise of the game is to shoot colored marbles at a string of other similarly colored marbles before they reach the end point, causing you to lose the game. When you get  three of the same color marbles in a row, they disappear  and you get points.

While you play this game, you can get various power ups that allow you to put the marbles in reverse or even get rid of a single color of marbles entirely. The touch screen aiming takes a little bit to get used to, but once you do the game plays relatively well. I haven’t seen any sluggishness on my Razr at all. The game also played well on my Xoom, but screen was stretched and the graphics were blurry. This is expected as the game description does say that this game is not optimized for all tablets.

This 4-star rated game normally costs $1.99 so I recommend getting it today. You can do so by clicking here, or getting it from the Amazon Appstore for Android. If you don’t have this money saving app already, you can do so by checking out our Quick Tip here.  This is a great game to pass the time with if you are looking to kill a few minutes. Hit the break below to check out the screenshots and let us know what your opinion is.
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Gameloft Black Friday Promotion Includes Free Android Games, Stuffing & Pie Not Included

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the States and Canada! We all have our various reasons of being grateful, thankful and in a generous spirit for this time of year. Gameloft is feeling thankful and generous by offering Android gamers several of their best games for gratis from Black Friday through Cyber Monday. Yes you read that right— several games will be available for free this holiday weekend. All you do is simply follow @GameloftAndroid on Twitter and be on the lookout for an announcement of the free game. You’ll have to check frequently and stay on top of @GameloftAndroid’s Twitter feed as each announced game will only be available for 2 hours only. Oh and what’s more is Gameloft has their entire Android library of games will be on sale for 99 cents through the special promotion link found on @GameloftAndroid.

[via Gameloft Blog]

Verizon Holiday Specials Round-Up for November 24-28

Looking for a great deal on a new mobile device this Holiday season? Verizon Wireless seems to be offering up a bunch of products with great discounts over the next few days, so we have them all in the list below to help make your shopping easier. As usual, you will need to sign a 2-year agreement to qualify for most of these but that seems to be the case these days anyhow. Some of Big Red’s deals are one day only, so if you see something you’re interested in you may want to act fast. Happy Holidays friends!


Thanksgiving Day through Cyber Monday Promotions

  • DROID RAZR by Motorola now available at Verizon Wireless! 54% OFF with new 2yr activations

11/24 – 11/25

  • 91% Off Revolution by LG $49.99 (Retail $559.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/25)
  • Free DROID INCREDIBLE 2 by HTC in Red (Retail $439.99) PLUS Free Shipping  (11/24-11/25)
  • 70% off Motorola Xoom 4G LTE $199.99 (Retail $669.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/25)

11/24 – 11/28

  • Free Pantech Hotshot (Retail $269.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/28)
  • Free LG Cosmos Touch (Retail $209.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/28)
  • Free LG Cosmos 2 (Retail $189.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/28)
  • Free Xperia Play by Sony Ericsson (Retail $449.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/28)
  • Free DROID Pro by MOTOROLA (Retail $399.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/28)
  • Free LG Enlighten (Retail $329.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/28)
  • Free Samsung Illusion (Retail $329.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/28)
  • Free 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi™ 4510L (CPO) Retail $269.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/24-11/28)

11/26 – 11/28

  • Free Samsung Intensity II (Retail $279.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/26-11/28)
  • PLUS Free Shipping (11/26-11/28)
  • Free 4G LTE USB Modem 551L USB (Retail $249.99)  PLUS Free Shipping (11/26-11/28)
  • 89% off 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot MiFi 4510L $29.99 (Retail $269.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/26-11/28)

11/28 – 1 Day Only

  • 91% Off Revolution by LG $49.99 (Retail $559.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/28 – 1 day only)
  • Free DROID INCREDIBLE 2 by HTC in Red (Retail $439.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/28 – 1 day only)
  • 70% off Motorola Xoom 4G LTE $199.99 (Retail $669.99) PLUS Free Shipping (11/28 – 1 day only)

[via Phandroid]

Asus Transformer Prime Gets A Video Walk-through, Shows Off Hardware And Software

If you’re not sick and tired of hearing about the most anticipated tablet of the year, then you might want to check out the video demo of the Asus Transformer Prime below.  The Transformer Prime touts Nvidia’s new Tegra 3 chip set and comes packed with a slim as hell keyboard.  Check out the hardware as the review gets close and personal with a detailed walk around on the hardware and a sweat tour of the software.  Note how smooth the home screen is despite the busy live wallpaper going on in the back ground, courtesy of the doings of a quad-core CPU.  According to the gentlemen reviewing the device, this is pre-production software and hardware.  The device is currently running Android 3.2.1 Honeycomb, not ICS.  However, if you want to see the device running ICS, head here.  Again, nothing new with this particular version of Honeycomb but the video will give you a nice run down of the hardware for the ultimate appeasement.  So, until December some time when this monster is unleashed, these videos will just have to suffice.  Feel free to let us know what you think of the device in the comments below.  Enjoy the video.

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[via Android Community]


Droid 4 Launching On December 8th Along Side The Galaxy Nexus?

We’re not sure who’s in charge of release dates, but it would appear that someone needs to get their act together.  Is Verizon really gearing up to release the Droid 4 the same day the Galaxy Nexus will be debuting?  If that’s the case, December 8th is going to be a busy day as well as a confusing one.  Our friends over at Droid Life got wind of a tidbit that apparently reveals Big Red has every intention on releasing the two devices simultaneously. In addition, and aside from the Galaxy Nexus, the Droid 3 just came out but a few months ago.  In any event, recall back in Oct when the device leaked and then earlier this month we caught wind of the handset showing up in Verizon’s database.  So, it’s extremely possible that we could see the device before Christmas even though the Droid Razr has barely had time to settle into the hands of the masses.  In the meantime we’ll have to see what comes of all of this over-time Motorola has been putting in.  Feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments below.  Hit the break to see the reported specs of the D4 and all of its offerings.  
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Techno Kitten Adventure Review

Top rated and top downloaded on Xbox Live’s Indie Marketplace, This sidescroller gained a cult following through its quirky design and simple control. Now upgraded and expanded, the game has arrived on Android packing new levels, playable kittens and techno songs. Open feint compatibility is baked in so  players can battle it out for top score on the  leaderboads and unlock achievements. One thing is for sure, there’s nothing else quite like it in the Android Market so you won’t want to miss it. I thoroughly enjoyed Techno Kitten Adventure on Xbox so I was ecstatic to find it had gone mobile, but hey, you don’t have to take my word for it. Here’s what others had to say.

Techno Kitten Adventure will be the next runaway hit. Mark our words.

For the price of a bag of pretzels you can get one of the most deeply satisfying experiences of Xbox Indie games. Get it…Get it now. You’ll thank me later.

Scr3w Call of Duty. All the cool kids play Techno Kitten Adventure.

Techno Kitten Adventure has certainly taken a tired and simple gameplay mechanic and made it into something fresh, exciting, and flat out ridiculous. Check out the video below to see for yourself or skip on down to the Market link.

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Unlocked Galaxy Nexus Now Shipping in America

Sometime next month we are expecting Verizon to release the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, maybe you’ve heard of it? Exact launch details are still unknown but for those willing to drop 3/4 of a G for the device can get there hands on one to call their very own. Mobile online retailer, Expansys, is offering up a limited stock that is shipping now but they would really like it if you paid &749.99 for it. A bit steep for some early adopter action if you ask me, not to mention no 4G love either. It would only be the unlocked 16GB GSM (HSPA+) build that works on AT&T and T-Mobile’s 3G networks, but I guess you could at least show it off to your buddies until they one up you with the 32GB 4G version from Verizon next month, but hey, who am I to judge. If you are ready to live the Ice Cream Sandwich dream, and got 750 duckets to burn, your unlocked Galaxy Nexus is only a click away.

[via Engadget]



Verizon Lands Trademark For ‘Hologram’ Name

It looks as though Verizon may be preparing to launch a new device sometime in the future with the name ‘Hologram’, as a recent trademark filing suggests. Although no specific details are known, Pocketnow suggests the possibility of a new 3D device.

With both AT&T and Sprint offering 3D handsets already, it would make sense for Big Red to join in the competition. Although we have no idea what kind of device this may be, handset or tablet, we may just end up seeing a re-branding of a device that is currently on the market. Either way, we will refrain from making further suppositions and will definitely keep our eye on this name. Stay tunned as we will let you know as soon as we hear more.

[via PocketNow]


Verizon Extends Holiday Return Policy Yet Again, You Now Have Until January 15th

Last week, Verizon was kind enough to extend their return policy to January 9th to accommodate those who receive a new mobile device as a Christmas gift. Now, the return policy is generally only 14 days so for Big Red to extend the window out that far is pretty generous. What’s even more friendly is the fact that they have now extended that return window even further to January 15th, adding 6 more days of trial period.

This works out great for folks like me who are in need of a new phone but really want to save themselves for the Galaxy Nexus. You could now pick up a new RAZR or Rezound today, and return it as soon as the Galaxy Nexus becomes available. As long as you keep the device in fairly good condition, Verizon should have no qualms with you returning your purchase to exchange for Google’s latest masterpiece, but don’t tell them I told you so. You could even manage to deal with another short delay as long as it’s not past January 15th.

[via Verizon]

Transformer Prime Available December 9th According to GameStop

It was back on the 8th that the ASUS Transformer Prime was officially announced and ever since then tech savvy minds have wondered when it would be released. With amazing specs and a reasonable price, ASUS assured us that not only would it be available sometime in “early December” but an ICS update would be in tow.

Amazon was taking pre-orders but has since stopped taking orders, no release date is given on their website. It seems that GameStop is now too taking pre-orders, but claim to in fact have information about when the quad-core beast would be shipped, and according to them, early as December 9th. That’s not really too far away so I hope this comes to fruition, I am really looking forward to playing with one of these beasts.

Has anyone placed a pre-order yet?

[via GameStop]