It’s time for another Talk Android contest and this one is sponsored by androidslide, makers of Camera ZOOM FX, which we just reviewed. Since Camera Zoom FX is all about photos, we’re asking you guys to send us your photos showing your NFL team pride. It can be a photo of yourself (and friends) wearing your favorite team wear or maybe it’s a picture showing off all your memorabilia. The Super Bowl might be all about the Giants and Patriots, but this contest isn’t. We’re looking for fans of all 32 NFL teams.
You will have a chance to win a free copy of Camera ZOOM FX, and the top photos will get Amazon gift cards. Here are the rules:
Tweet us your photo to @TalkAndroid using the hashtag #superbowlphotos
Entries are accepted starting at the time of this post through the final second of Super Bowl XLVI
The Talk Android staff will vote on the best photos. 1st prize will be a $30 Amazon gift card, 2nd prize will be a $15 Amazon gift card, and the top 20 photos overall will each receive a free copy of Camera ZOOM FX.
We will announce the winners on Monday, February 6, 2012. Winners will receive a direct message from us with instructions.
Those of you with an Amazon Kindle Fire can now grab the SlingPlayer app made just for you. Assuming you have a Slingbox Solo or Pro-HD at home, you will be able to watch anything from your home TV and DVR from anywhere on your Kindle Fire as long as it’s WiFi connected. You will also be able to change channels, control your DVR, and watch any live or recorded show. It costs $29.99, which isn’t cheap, but if you’re on the road a lot, it’s probably well worth it. Hit the source link to purchase and download.
Amazon is at it yet again with another great deal for customers interested in grabbing a great phone. Today, it is offering the awesome Beats Audio-powered HTC Rezound 4G LTE phone for a stunning $79.99 for new Verizon Wireless customers when you sign a 2-year contract. That means you’ll be able to grab the phone featuring 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and of course the custom Beats Audio Headphones for less than some Beats By Dre Headphones. If you’re a current customer and it’s time to upgrade that old Droid X finally, Amazon is also offering the upgrade to you for a mere $159.99, which is still quite a bargain. Don’t forget kids Amazon is offering free 2-day shipping when you order the phone by 3PM (Monday-Friday).
If or when you do go to Amazon to grab the phone, be sure to let us know how you like phone and thank us in the Comments section. Naturally, you’re all going to rave about the killer Beats Audio headphones and EQ setting on the phone, right?
Always fancied that Sprint Epic Touch 4G phone, but was concerned about the steep price of the phone? Well you will want to pay a visit to Amazon, ASAP. The online retailer is offering the ever-popular Galaxy S II Epic Touch 4G for a lowered price. Yup, it’s offering the 1.2GHz Exynos-powered Gingerbread handset for a lowered price which should entice more than a few people. It is offering the popular Black version for $79.99 while the intriguing white version is offered at a cool $99.99 for new customers. If you’re a current Sprint customer and you want to upgrade, the upgrade price is a mere $149.99 for both versions. Also keep in mind it is offering free 2-day shipping when you order the phone by 3PM Monday-Friday. You can hit up Amazon today to grab either of the phones and when you do, let us know what you think of them when you finally get your greasy mitts on the great phone.
It looks to be another great week for buying discounted phones from Amazon. Hot on the heels of the freshly marked down Galaxy Nexus, Amazon just listed the DROID RAZR MAXX at only $199.99 for new customers, and $229.99 for existing. As always, to get this deal you must sign a two-year agreement but I’m sure your used to that by now.
In case you need a refresher, the RAZR MAXX has the same specs as the OG DROID RAZR only it has a much larger 3300mAh battery. The device is only 8.9mm thin and still manages to maintain a reported 21 hour talk time. To see this device in action, check out our hands on from this years CES.
This is a great deal for a great phone considering you could buy it right now from Verizon for $100 more. I mean who wants to pay retail, right? Although, as you can tell from the image above, there will be a slight wait for delivery because the device is on backorder and will ship within 1-2 weeks. Hit up the link below to get your discounted MAXX on!
If you’re in the market for the Galaxy Nexus, and you’re able to open a new account with Verizon, then head over to Amazon Wireless because you can grab one for a mere $99.00 with a 2-year contract. That’s an incredible price for the most coveted phone in the land. If you’re doing an upgrade the price shoots up to $259.99. A big difference, but still better than Verizon’s price of $299.99.
While I don’t use remote desktop apps all too often, as I am near my computer usually anyway, in the times I have Splashtop Remote Desktop has been my app of choice. Connections are stable and I have found little lag in use. I have yet to drop a connection through the app itself, and when I have it was something to do with my router. Well today is a good day for those that need a remote desktop app as Amazon is offering it as its free App of the Day. Given that it is normally $4.99 any other day, this is one heck of a deal. Version 220.127.116.11 offers the following features: » Read the rest
Though Amazon’s Silk browser may not be a perfect fit for everyone and their smartphone, you’ll be happy to know that the good folks over at XDA have managed to port the popular eReader’s new browser over to non-Kindle Fire devices. Yep, we were thinking the same thing, these fricking guys can do anything! And though the browser could use a few extra features, it still appears to have a decent fan base and loyal following, otherwise the dev community wouldn’t have thought it worthwhile to port over. So far the browser has been tested on the original Motorola Atrix and the Droid X for starters. We look forward for the extra browser alternative to hit other devices soon, so stay tuned to Talk Android. If you’ve managed to get this working on your smartphone, feel free to let us know in the comments below.
The celebration continues at Amazon. In addition to the Kindle Fire outselling the competition, Amazon can now lay claim for its Kindle family having record-breaking sales. While not giving a specific number, the company claims “customers purchased millions of Kindle Fires and millions of Kindle e-readers”. It isn’t as if it’s a complicated formula for Amazon either. That attractive $199 price point and assortment of features makes it much more accessible for consumers wanting to enjoy a tablet experience. All of this adds up to the Kindle Fire being the best-selling product on Amazon.com’s mobile website and across all of Amazon.com’s mobile applications.
Also of note are the successes of Kindle book downloads & sales from authors as well as the sales of products from 3rd party businesses. Amazon highlights “In 2011, Kindle Direct Publishing and CreateSpace author CJ Lyons reached #2 on the Amazon best seller list, #2 on the New York Times best seller list, and #4 on the USA Today best seller list”. The company also points out “the number of sellers who exceeded $5,000 in sales during the holiday season increased 44 percent year-over-year. For the year, businesses on Amazon sold hundreds of millions of units worth billions of dollars worldwide”. The champagne certainly must be flowing at the Amazon corporate offices even though we’re still a few days from the new year. Hit the break to see the full presser from Amazon.
Earlier this month we showed you an early Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Kindle Fire from g1011999, and now comes another from JackpotClavins and Hashcodes. This one is much the same in that it’s a very early build and definitely not ready for prime time. It’s based on CyanogenMod 9 and it’s very buggy. Since they need help with further development, they’re actually recommending only developers download and install it.
If you’re a developer or you’re brave, then head over to the source link to give it a try and join in on the discussion.