With mobile now the dominant computing platform, the platform war between iOS and Android remains a central battleground. Android may have won the masses, thanks in part to its ubiquity and availability on low-cost devices, but Apple appears to be winning the premium consumers. The question is, how accurate are these broad generalizations and how […]
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Amazon is running another promo on their Kindle Fire HD line, but today they’re taking things a step further by tacking on an additional 10% off for Prime Members. Here’s a free trial. Read more… Continue Reading from the Source
While at this point the year-and-a-half old 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HD
might be showing its age a bit, it’s still one of the best tablets you can buy. Especially considering that you can get one today for just $130—less than an e-ink Kindle Paperwhite.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon is planning to equip third-party brick-and-mortar retailers with checkout systems built around Kindle Fire tablets and credit card readers. Just like all those stores that already use iPads in the same way?R…
Limited offer to celebrate being voted number 1 in customer satisfaction over Christmas
Amazon UK was voted number 1 for customer satisfaction over the Christmas period, and to celebrate, any of the Kindle Fire range can be had for £25 off list price. The offer only runs until January 20, and the discount will be applied at checkout with the use of the code “MAYDAY25.”
That brings the price of the cheapest Kindle Fire HD, the 8GB version down to just £94, with the cheapest Kindle Fire HDX coming down to £174. They’re not for everyone, but if you’ve been on the fence about picking one up, now might just be the time.
Source: Amazon UK
Hit up Amazon with code MAYDAY30 to take $30 off your new Kindle Fire. Don’t miss out on great deals on textbooks, external batteries, Eneloops, at lots more throughout the rest of today’s deal roundup. [Amazon]Read more…
Amazon’s Kindles now have access to live and on-demand TWC content
Time Warner Cable has announced the release of their TWC TV app for the Kindle platform. In an update today that also includes the Xbox 360, Samsung smart televisions and Roku streaming players, the free app will allow customers to watch live and on-demand content without any additional hardware purchase. Users on the Kindle platform can download the app from the App store on their device, or from the web here.
The TWC app has been around a long time for Android and iOS, and there’s not anything new in today’s version that we can see from the press release. But this is an interesting move nonetheless.
Companies — even traditional media companies who are always late to the party — treat the Kindle as a separate platform. Like many of the users, they don’t care that underneath things are Android-powered. The Kindle is not a Android tablet without access to Google Play — it’s a Kindle.
This is a good thing. The open-source component of Android is meant to be used, folded, mutilated and shoehorned in all manner of ways, and I’m sure Andy Rubin is more than happy to see it done. The folks crunching the numbers in Google’s financial department may not be as happy, but from a consumer standpoint they really aren’t important. What is important is that Amazon was able to take the code and create their own highly successful platform from it.
Bring on the Android-powered coffee makers, and I hope they can run the TWC TV app.
App only compatible with Kindle Fire tablets
Coming up on exactly one year after its release on Google Play, Verizon’s Redbox Instant streaming app is now available for the Kindle Fire. If you’re not quite familiar with Redbox Instant, it falls in line with many other video on-demand offerings, with thousands of movies available for instant streaming and download on your device. Further, the app doubles as a way to reserve movies at Redbox kiosks, which can fill in the gaps left by streaming.
This initial release supports just Kindle Fire devices, including all models except for the very first Fire. Second-generation Kindle Fire, Fire HD and current HDX models are all compatible. You can snag the app for free from the Amazon Appstore at the link below.
If you’ve been trying to work out how you might pay for a new Kindle Fire, Amazon might be able to help: it’s pushing a four-part instalment plan for its HDX line.Read more…
Over 60 Epson models will work with no additional setup
Amazon’s latest Kindle Fire HD and HDX tablets support a new wireless printing standard called “Kindle Fire Printing,” and Epson is now on-board with the standard. Now if you have one of the new Amazon tablets (with OS 3.11) and an Epson Connect-enabled printer, you can seamlessly send documents, emails and photos between your tablet and that printer with no additional setup.
Epson says that over 60 printers are Epson Connect-enabled, so there’s a pretty good chance if you have a late model printer from the manufacturer and a new Kindle you’ll have a good chance of this working out of the box. It may not be as robust and supported as Google Cloud Print at the moment, but we can bet that more than a few Kindle Fire HDX owners will be happy about the increased support.
More: Epson Connect Blog
If you buy a Kindle Fire HDX this week through smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate $20 to the charity of your choice instead of the standard 0.5 percent. A nice little bonus for everyone involved.Read more…
Good news, Kindle Fire friends. Starting today, you can head on over to Amazon and download Fire OS 3.1. The new Goodreads integration is great if you’re a Goodreads user. But for everyone else, the new Second Screen is just as exciting, letting you co…
Amazon wants to deliver more smiles to the land down under
Amazon has announced the availability of both the Kindle store and Kindle devices for their Australian customers. The new store will offer more than 2,000,000 eBooks, with more than 26,000 being free English-language titles. Customers will be able to choose from more than 700,000 books priced at $3.99AU or less, and more than 1,400,000 titles at $9.99AU or less. To round out the news, independent authors can now use Kindle Direct Publishing to make their books available, and earn the standard 70-percent royalty in the Kindle store.
To read all these books, you need a capable device, and for accessing the Kindle store none are more capable than a Kindle proper. The Kindle Fire HD is available now at Dick Smith and Big W stores across Australia for $189AU. The Kindle Fire HDX in both the 7 and 8.9-inch models will be available from Dick Smith and Big W as well, with the 7-inch model coming November 26 for $329AU, and the 8.9-inch version coming December 10 for $479.
While most of what we call Android has been stripped from the Kindle family, the devices themselves are great for reading. We’re happy to see Amazon expanding into Australia. For full details, see the source links.
You’re excited the FAA isn’t going to make you power down electronics during your flight anymore? So is Amazon. And to commemorate the momentous occasion, it’s knocking 15 percent off the price of several Kindles all day today.Read more… …
Hitting select countries today, worldwide launch on October 17 One of the world's most popular time-wasters, Candy Crush Saga, has made its way to the Amazon Appstore. Releasing today (October 15) for select countries, the title will be available…
We’re big fans of Amazon’s new Kindle Fire HDX, but we’ve been waiting to see exactly what lurks within its sleek frame for a while. Fortunately, iFixit has now stripped it bare, and it’s thumbs up all round—unless you wanna try and repair it.Read mo…
The tablet market has changed fast over the last several years and tablets now come in all sizes, from those slightly bigger than a phone to behemoths that clock in at nearly 13 inches. What size works best for you?Read more…
The Kindle Fire HDX is a big step forward compared to its forebears. It’s got a sleek redesign, blazing fast guts, and a few new tricks. Most of all, though, it’s the best small tablet you can buy.Read more…
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has long said that Amazon doesn’t intend to make money by selling its e-readers or tablets to consumers. Better to sell these glorified sales catalogs on the cheap and recoup costs when people use them to shop at Amazon’s many online stores. It’s a proven tactic, as the many app developers and game-makers who offer their…