Amazon has announced that they are expanding their Appstore to reach 41 new international locations, bringing the total number of markets to 236. Amazon has targeted locations in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia with this latest expansion. Some of the new countries include Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, and Turkey. Amazon indicates apps will […]
If you’ve got the Amazon Appstore loaded up on your device, you’ll find that Amazon is offering 30 paid apps for free through the store. The deal ends after tomorrow, and the 30 free apps normally would represent over a $100 value. Hit the break for a full list of the apps.
Unlike the Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon’s Fire Phone retails for a fairly high price. It currently runs $199 with a two-year contract and $649 without a contract, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy S 5, Apple’s iPhone 5S, the HTC One, etc. For a company that thrives on getting customers into its ecosystem, […]
Amazon has packed a lot of cool new features into their Fire Phone, but apparently this has come at the cost of repairability. The fine folks over at iFixit have done their traditional teardown of Amazon’s first foray into smartphones and its not looking good, earning a repairability score of 3 out of 10 (with […]
We have literally no idea how Amazon’s Prime Music is doing commercially, but it did recently add “hundreds of thousands of songs” and hundreds of playlists to the service. The expanded availability of music is good for its current users, which can listen through their smartphones, computers, and Amazon’s cloud player.
When the Fire Phone was announced, many wondered how exactly it would utilize so many sensors for the Dynamic Perspective. Specifically, there was a concern with games. How could Amazon possibly take advantage of a key feature for gaming? Well, the company is putting its Game Studios to work. The company has developed two games […]
There are a few options for people wanting to take everything in their wallet and turn it digital. Google Wallet and Isis (which it is being called for now) are both among the popular choices. Amazon is the newest entrant with an appropriately named app. Amazon Wallet will collect and store you gift cards and […]
Following up on the news yesterday that Amazon was about ready to launch a new subscription service, today Amazon has officially released Kindle Unlimited for $9.99 per month. The service functions in a manner similar to Netflix. Once customers pay the monthly subscription fee, they have unlimited access to the library of titles included in […]
The best way to launch a new phone is to show its features. That way, consumers can see what makes it a differentiator. Amazon, though, completely disagrees. In the first commercial for the Fire Phone, Amazon instead focuses on the handset’s free one-year subscription of the Amazon Prime service. The rest of the Fire Phone […]
It was only a matter of time before Amazon created an unlimited ebook subscription service and to be honest, I’m surprised it took this long. Anyway, Amazon is looking at introducing “kindle unlimited.” An ebook service offering over 600,000 titles on top of thousands of audiobooks on any device that supports Kindle, the service will […]