It’s Cyber Monday, so get ready for some hot deals on your favorite technology. Amazon is kicking things off by discounting two of their most popular tablets by $50. The Kindle Fire HDX 7″ is going for $179 (regularly $229) and the Kindle Fire HD 16GB is only $119 (regularly $169). This is only for today, Cyber Monday, so don’t hesitate. Full presser and links after the break.
As the clock ticks down to Cyber Monday, buyers looking to get a jump on the deals may want to check out some specials Amazon is running on several MOGA gaming devices. The base MOGA is currently listed at $14.99, which is 50% off the normal price of $29.99. The successor to the MOGA, the MOGA Hero Power, is also on sale for $45.91 compared to a normal price of $59.99, just shy of 25% off.
Amazon also had the upgraded version of the original MOGA, the MOGA Pro on sale, but it appears they have sold out of the devices. Currently, they only list the MOGA Pro as being available from third-party suppliers, with the cheapest price being $65.00. Meanwhile, the MOGA Pro Power, the updated version of the MOGA Pro, will set you back the full price of $79.99.
If you are interested in grabbing one of MOGA’s gaming devices from Amazon, just hit one of the source links.
After becoming available a few days ago through their own website, Motorola’s Moto G is now available to preorder on Amazon. Whether you decide on the 8GB or 16GB storage size, it will ship in just a few days on December 4. The 8GB and 16GB sizes will set you back $179.99 and $199.99, respectively. Not bad for decent specs, right? But remember if you’re on Verizon, this device will not work for you just yet. Big Red is set to carry the Moto G in January when it operates on their prepaid network.
Starting today, you can purchase the Pebble smartwatch through Amazon. Amazon is carrying the standard black, orange, red, and white colors; however, they are quickly being sold and are likely to go ‘out of stock’ shortly.
In other Pebble news, the company’s own store has the smartwatch available for $20 less. Hit the source links to pick up yours now. If you’re interested in getting one from Amazon, know that there is no sale going on.
If you were holding off grabbing a Chromecast at $35, you may rethink that with a bit of a discount today. Although not a lot less, the Chromecast is currently being offered for $29.99 on Amazon and Google is throwing in a $6 Google Play credit with your purchase.
The device is also Prime eligible, so you can get it within a day or two of ordering if you’re a subscriber.
The Amazon Appstore has gained a lot of traction as well as respect in the Android community, but was somewhat slacking in the “looks” department.
In Version 7 of the app store, Amazon continues its dark UI scheme, while it still doesn’t really resemble the normal controls used in other Android applications, but still is very nice looking and built well.
This new Appstore is actually based on the one in Kindle Fire HDX devices and is a pretty smart move by Amazon, as the company works to create a more unified ecosystem on devices.
You can download the Appstore to your device in the source link below.
Just in time for the holiday season, Amazon is offering Google’s Nexus 7 tablet for $30 less than its usual price. The 16GB model costs $199 while the 32GB is $239, an excellent price for an excellent tablet. Usually you’d be paying $229 and $269, respectively. And if you have Amazon Prime, you can pick one up with free two-day shipping. We’re not quite sure there will be a Nexus 7 deal better than this. If you’re interested, hit the source link to order now.
A lot of times you can buy a tablet and return it within a specified time period. It varies from store to store, but Amazon has a 30-day money back return policy on the Kindle Fire tablets. However, Amazon is trying something a little different. They are inviting certain VIP customers to try out the Kindle Fire HDX for 30 days with no money up front. If you don’t like it, you can send it back, but if you keep it, Amazon will go ahead and charge your account. Amazon knows that a lot of people will just keep the damn thing out of sheer laziness, so it’s a smart tactic for sure.
We’re not sure if there is a way to “force” yourself into this program as it seems like Amazon is just picking people based on their own criteria. So if the Kindle Fire HDX is something you’re on the fence about, keep an eye on your email inbox because you could easily mistaken it for spam.
Amazon has updated their Fire OS to 3.1, and it’s now available via over-the-air for Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets. This update brings deeper integration with Goodreads such as capturing and sharing favorite quotes with your Goodreads friends, seeing what your friends are reading, sharing your ratings and reviews, and the ability to import all of the book you have purchased from Amazon.
There is also a second screen option which lets you fling TV shows and movies from your Kindle to your TV. You will need a PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, or a Samsung TV in order to use this feature.
Next up is support for the enterprise and Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD). You can now connect to secure enterprise Wi-Fi networks and access corporate apps, documents, a VPN client, and a native SCEP client.
Hit the break for the rest of the added features along with the press release.
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