Amazon shaves Kindle Fire HD 8.9 price to $269.99

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Amazon today announced that the Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ has received a price drop. Effective immediately, you can grab the best-selling tablet for as low as $269.99 for the 16GB Wi-Fi model. The 32GB variant is only $299.99 If you opt for the 4G LTE connection, you can score the 32GB edition ...

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Amazon announces ‘Amazon Coins’ virtual currency

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Amazon today announced a new virtual currency, Amazon Coins, to be used for purchasing apps, games or other in-app items on Kindle Fire.  Set to arrive in May, Amazon Coins are touted as an easy way for Kindle Fire customers to spend revenue on apps in the Amazon Appstore.  Once enabled, the ...

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Acer launching a $99 tablet next year?

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Acer has been quiet on the tablet front as of late long time now, but it seems that they are planning to make a comeback. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Acer is working on a tablet that will be launched next year which would cost around just $99 and reportedly come to market as ...

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Amazon reportedly taps Foxconn for Kindle smartphone

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Amazon has tapped Foxconn to help build the rumored Kindle smartphone, according to the Taiwan Economic News. For what it’s worth, this matches up a previous rumor out of Digitimes who claimed the handset would arrive in mid-2013. Assumed to be an Android-based smartphone, the Kindle ...

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Amazon Appstore downloads up 500 percent over previous year

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Things are looking pretty good for Android developers considering Amazon’s Appstore for distribution. App downloads are up 500 percent year over year and momentum just keeps building. A new press release going out today tells us that the Kindle Fire HD has proven to be a catalyst for ...

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Amazon introduces all-you-can-eat Kindle FreeTime Unlimited

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Amazon, wanting to differentiate its tablet experience from others in the space, has launched a new service geared toward children ages 3-8. Called Kindle Freetime Unlimited, it allows kids access to an ever-growing assortment of content that includes games, apps, videos, and (of course) books. ...

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Android now powers 44% of tablet market

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The tablet race tightens as Apple sees its lowest market share yet for the iPad.

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Amazon Appstore arrives in Japan

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The Amazon Appstore has arrived in the Land of the Rising Son as Japan becomes the next market to receive the Android app portal. The online retailer today announced that Japanese customers are now able to access localized content for their Android devices and Kindle Fire products. As is the ...

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Galaxy Note II on sale: $175 for new customers, $200 for upgrade through Amazon Wireless

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If you’re the phablet type, then you’re probably ga-ga over the Galaxy Note II. Fortunately for you, buddy, Amazon Wireless has a deal for you: $175 for a GNII on a new contract, or $200 for an upgrade – both with AT&T. The rub? Both devices are listed as backordered, so ...

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Amazon updates Santa app for 2012

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Amazon.com today announced the release of an updated Amazon Santa app (1.1) for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire. Available for a few weeks now, this newly tweaked and free app lets users create interactive and custom Wish Lists for children. New features for the 2012 update include: Did you know ...

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Miss Black Friday? Check out these penny deals at Amazon!

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Ten Android smartphones for only one penny each for both new users and existing subscribers.

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Cruzerlite offering 50% discount on all products through Amazon

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Save on cases for your tablet or smartphone with Cruzerlite's Black Friday sales.

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Amazon offering limited time savings on select Verizon smartphones

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Select models are discounted as low as one penny for new accounts.

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Amazon releases Amazon Cloud Photo for Android devices

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Amazon has released a new Android app that offers a more photography-based view of its cloud storage services.  It’s called Amazon Cloud Drive Photos, it’s free to use, and it offers 5GB of storage for photos.  Users can upload, view, backup, and share photos and photo albums from ...

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Amazon: Kindle Fire HD is a global best-seller

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Amazon just dropped us an email to let everyone know that their Kindle Fire HD is a worldwide best-seller.  Yeah, like that’s a surprise to anyone. In all seriousness, the Android-based tablet has become the retailer’s  #1 best-selling product across all of Amazon worldwide. Also, ...

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