Chromecast now available from Amazon for $30

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If you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Chromecast in the past few days, now may be the time to do it. The device is currently available on Amazon for $30. There doesn’t appear to be any side-deals on this one, like there have been in the past, which include Google Play Credit, rebates, etc.

With Chromecast’s SDK now available to the public, the device is as valuable as it’ll ever be, until of course the next model comes out. If you’re down to dongle, head on over to Amazon and grab one.

Source: Amazon

Amazon rumored to launch Android powered gaming and media console this year

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amazon-com-logo_989It seems like every few months a rumor like this pops up. Current rumors have Amazon pegged as releasing a media and gaming device sized at about the same dimensions as a PSOne. The pre-production box is said to be gray in color and will run Android. Assuming this device is real, we can also expect to see that flavor of Android to be the forked version Amazon has on its Kindles.

The device will be a set top box designed for playing games, streaming movies, and television. It could very well have a tie in with Amazon’s Prime service. Pricing for the device has it pegged below $300. How far below that price point is anyone’s guess. Given that the Roku boxes, Apple TV and Chromecast are priced well below that mark, Amazon could be dead in the water if the box is priced higher than that. Of course this is all speculation.

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via: Engadget

Amazon giving away $5 Appstore gift cards for downloading any app, more freebies

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amazon_appstoreAmazon has a few nice holiday presents for their Appstore users. For starters, if you download any app through their store, they will give you a $5 gift card for free, to be used in the Appstore. The promotion runs from today until December 28, and the credit is valid for any apps, games, and in-app purchases in the Amazon Appstore.

In addition to the $5 promotion, Amazon is offering more than just the standard app a day for free. On December 25th, Amazon will be offering a “Free App of the Day Welcome Pack,” which includes things like a note taking app, alarm clock, and more. On the 26th, Amazon will be offering Office Suite Pro 7 for just $.99, down from its regular price of $4.99.

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Amazon to launch smartphone in first-half 2014

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Rumors about the possible release of an Amazon smartphone have been around for a while now, but it seems we’re getting a lot closer to a possible release. According to Digitimes, Primax Electronics has received orders from Amazon for compact camera modules for smartphones to be launched in the first half of 2014.

Such smartphones feature floating touch technology, with each to be equipped with six CCMs for sensing, and Primax will supply more than 50% of the CCMs, the sources said. Primax declined to comment on the sources’ claims.

This report also supports the rumor that Amazon will be using multiple front facing cameras in order to push a 3D display that will track users and their movements. A smartphone also would make sense for the company given the success of the Amazon Kindle Fire.

Source: Digitimes

[Deal] Chromecast available for $29 at Amazon and Best Buy

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Haven’t gotten your hands on a Chromecast yet? Well, now is probably the best time to do so. At Amazon and Best Buy, Google’s HDMI dongle is available for just $29.99, down from the usual $35 price. And if you are a member of Amazon Student, you can take off an additional $5 so you just have to pay $24. If you are on the fence, take a look at what Google plans on doing with it in 2014. And for now, it seems that more developers are jumping at the opportunity to develop for the cheap, yet powerful device.

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Amazon offering Kindle Fire HDX with a payment plan

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Did Christmas shopping burn a whole in your pocket? If so, don’t worry because Amazon is offering a payment plan to get their Kindle Fire HDX. Both the 7-inch and 8.9-inch models are available through the plan. Eligible customers can pay for the device over the four months, with the cost being divided among them. The WiFi models will set you back $57 and $94.75 each month, respectively. The best of all? The payment plan is interest free.

To take advantage of this offer, sign in to your account and head over to the listing for the model you want. From there, you will see if you are eligible. Order the device and make your first payment. Then Amazon will charge you every 90 days. Make sure you have enough funds because if you don’t, Amazon will block your Kindle Fire HDX from their content and suspend your online account. Also, the offer ends by Christmas day.

Source: Amazon

[Deal] Grab the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom for as little as a penny at Amazon

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom is not a device for the typical smartphone buyer, but for those who are interested in it, Amazon has a great deal if you are willing to be tied to AT&T for a couple years. For individuals signing up for a new 2-year contract with AT&T, Amazon will sell you the Galaxy S4 Zoom for a mere penny. If you happen to already have an account with AT&T and want to buy the device as an upgrade, it will run you $49.99. Both of these prices are better than what you can do buying direct from AT&T.  If you are not interested in a 2-year contract, Amazon will set you back $599.99 for the Galaxy S4 Zoom, which is about $70 more than what you could get it for from AT&T.

The Galaxy S4 Zoom most closely matches the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini for most of the hardware. The exception being the big camera Samsung has grafted onto a cell phone. For photographers, the Galaxy S4 Zoom offers a 16MP camera with 10x optical zoom and an f-stop range from 3.1 – 6.3. A xenon flash is included in the device as well.

To take advantage of the deal, just hit the source link to head on over to Amazon.

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Pebble smartwatch available for $120 at Amazon and Best Buy

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Pebble_smartwatch_colorsWe told you just a few weeks ago that the Pebble smartwatch was available on Amazon, but at full price while Pebble’s official site had the watch on sale for 20% off. Well, Best Buy and Amazon now both have deals that put the Pebble at $120, which is $20 off the full retail price. No word on how long the deal will last, but the discounted price is only applicable for the red and black versions of the smartwatch.

Head to the source links below to take advantage of this great offer, if you’re in the market for a smartwatch.

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[Deal] DROID MAXX available for $12.49 at Amazon, new accounts only

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Thinking about jumping to Verizon and want the DROID MAXX by Motorola? Look no further than getting setup through Amazon. The online retailer is offering the device for just $12.49 when you create new account. But you’re going to have to pay more if you want to add the device on a new line or via an upgrade. New lines cost $70 and an upgrade is $100. None of those prices are bad, especially considering what you can do in the 48 hours that the device’s battery lasts for. Follow the source link below to be taken to the listing.

Source: Amazon