It’s pretty clear that Amazon has every intention of staying competitive in the mobile space for the foreseeable future. Between new devices, applications, and cloud services, Amazon is fighting their way to the top of the OEM pile, and doing a pretty good job of it. To add more to their app/cloud repertoire, Amazon has released a Cloud Drive Photos app to access any photos you may have on Amazon Cloud drive. » Read the rest
One of the newest members of Motorola’s RAZR family is on sale for a pretty big discount on Amazon right now. If you’re not already a Verizon customer, you can pick up the RAZR HD for $129 with a two year contract. If you’re already with Big Red, you can still get the device for $149 on a device upgrade. You’re saving money either way, as Verizon is currently asking $199 for the device.
With the Nexus 4 officially announced, the next thing to discuss are the fun accessories that can be added to make it an even better device. You may have already heard about the charging orb, but here is another treat for you. The SlimPort HDMI adapter allows you to take whatever you are watching on your Nexus 4 and play it on any HDMI device, like a TV or projector. A nice pro to using SlimPort is that it will charge your Nexus 4 during playback which makes watching things on the big screen that much easier. Rumor has it this is the first of a handful of accessories SlimPort will be making for the Nexus 4 so keep an eye out during the coming weeks if you plan on getting a Nexus 4 soon.
With the iPad mini announcement creating a surgance in Kindle Fire HD sales for Amazon, it’s not surprising that the company would take advantage of these record-setting figures by comparing its 7-inch tablet against Apple’s new 7.9-inch miniature iPad.
To show the various reasons why a consumer may want to purchase Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HD instead of Apple’s new iPad mini, the online retail giant has posted a side-by-side comparison of both devices. The list touts the Kindle Fire HD’s High-Definition display, dual stereo speakers and its faster MIMO Wi-Fi chip. Although, the most attractive detail is the fact that Amazon’s new tablet costs only $199, compared to the sizable $329 price tag on the iPad mini.
Amazon has just announced that its brand-new Kindle Fire HD has become its best selling product since launch. No specific number of sales was mentioned, but the company did reveal that a fresh OTA update would be arriving soon, bringing with it a new feature called “FreeTime”. The new FreeTime service will allow parents to restrict their child’s access to specific applications, inevitably allowing for complete control over their children’s tablet use. Parents can create a list of restricted applications and set a time limit on those that aren’t. We suspect this will be a huge benefit for families that share their Kindles.
The Kindle Fire HD has undoubtedly proven itself to be a major competitor in the inexpensive tablet game. Although, with the impending release of a 10-inch Nexus tablet, it’s hard to recommend that anybody purchase one. Additionally, the 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD will be making its way to market on November 20th, so if your mind is set on a Kindle Fire you may want to wait until then. For more information you can read the full PR after the jump.
Widely regarded as the best Android phone currently out, the Samsung Galaxy S III has been nothing short of amazing ever since its release. Still salivating over the S III but unable to purchase one due to the high price? Well now may be your chance as you can snag this bad boy up for as low as $99 through Amazon! This limited-time sale puts the Android powerhouse in your possession if you sign up for a new individual or family plan with Verizon or Sprint. The AT&T model is also on sale, but for $129.99.
This promotion is for both the Pebble Blue and White 16GB versions. Remember, you have to be a new customer in order to take advantage of this deal. Links will be provided below!
Amazon announced an expansion of their Cloud Drive product to Italy and Spain today. This comes on the heels of recent launches of the Cloud Drive in the UK, Germany and France. Users will be able to access their drive using PC and Mac applications, a web browser, or their Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD devices. Along with this geographic expansion, Amazon announced all customers will now get 5GB of free storage with options to pay for additional space.
The updates to the Cloud Drive service are not limited to European customers. U.S.-based customers can now share their files with friends and family by visiting www.amazon.com/clouddrive and selecting the files to be shared. Amazon has also implemented some new integration with iPhoto on Apple Mac computers. With only a couple clicks, users can now upload iPhoto albums to their cloud drive so photos can be viewed almost instantly on Kindle Fire devices or through a web browser.
Check out the source link for the full press release from Amazon for all of the details.
Amazon announced today that they are now accepting submissions from developers who would like to have their apps distributed via a forthcoming Japanese version of the Amazon Appstore. Distribution is expected to commence later this year. The Japanese Appstore will join versions for the U.S., UK, Italy, France, Germany and Spain. Expansion of the Appstore to other countries is part of Amazon’s strategy to “serve consumers and developers globally,” according to Jim Adkins, Vice President of the Amazon Appstore. Amazon’s press release includes testimonials from several developers who are already planning to head to the Japanese market, including TinyCo, Square Enix, Yahoo Japan, ZeptoLab and Halfbrick. Hit the source link for the full press release from Amazon.
Top Gear is one of the most favorable international shows watched in the U.S. With the continuation of the American series, the Top Gear franchise has grown much larger than its younger years of dry comedy, and average cars. It is now a hilarious supercar/ comedy special, where people who are, or aren’t car enthusiasts can unite.
Luckily the development team over at BBC has created the game, Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution, to give users their Top Gear “fix” while on the go. The game revolves around a crash-style environment, including time trial races and competetive gaming. Here are some of the features:
Are you hoping to get your hands on a new HTC smartphone? Amazon Wireless has a couple options available if you are ready to open a new account with either AT&T or Sprint.
For potential AT&T customers, you can get your hands on an HTC One X in white for only $19.99. Existing customers can upgrade their phone for $99.99 with a contract extension. If you would prefer to go with Sprint, you can grab an HTC EVO LTE 4G for only $69.99 with a new contract. Those just looking for an upgrade will have to pay $149.99.
Hit the source links to visit Amazon Wireless to see whether you qualify for an upgrade or if you are ready to open a new account and pick up one of these HTC phones in the process.