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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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 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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Staples Black Friday ad light on Android savings

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The Staples Black Friday ad is online and, if you’re expecting to save bundles on Android, you’ll be disappointed. There’s very little in the way of Android, some of which are not actual savings at all. A 16GB Nexus 7 for $199.99?  Don’t do it, get it through Google Play ...

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Amazon halves price of select Angry Birds titles ahead of Star Wars release

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With but two days to go before Angry Birds Star Wars arrives, Amazon has discounted the price of the existing Rovio titles. Starting today and running through 11:59PM PT, November 7, you can grab  Angry Birds HD, Angry Birds Space HD and Angry Birds Rio HD for a buck fifty.  Normally priced at ...

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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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Kindle Fire HD Gallery

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Amazon announces Kindle Fire HD family

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Amazon today confirmed that they Kindle Fire HD is a reality and it’s coming soon as the successor to last year’s Kindle Fire. The 7-inch 16GB Kindle Fire HD retails for $199 and ships on September 14 while a larger 8.9-inch model will run $299 and ship in November. The ...

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New images of Kindle Fire successor show Skype support

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The fellas over at The Verge have published a couple more photos of the presumed Kindle Fire 2, one of which shows Skype video calling.  We noticed the camera in the last leaked photo and expected the ability to take photos at a minimum.  Here, the Skype integration just tickles us because it ...

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Here’s the first look at next Kindle Fire

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Amazon has an event scheduled for September 6 where it’s widely assumed they will debut the new Kindle Fire.  Seeing as how the initial model is completely sold out and the Amazon Appstore now has European support, things certainly appear to be lining up for something big. The Verge has ...

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Amazon sells out of Kindle Fire one week before press event

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Amazon has officially announced that the Android-based Kindle Fire has sold out with one week to go before their September 6 press event.  Sounds like all the proof we need that a new model or two is set to hit in the very short term.  The current Kindle Fire has done quite well for Amazon,... ...

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Will Amazon announce next Kindle Fire on September 6?

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We just received an email from Amazon inviting us to a September 6 press conference. Considering we’re known as an Android site and not just one that covers e-readers or general tech, our interest is piqued. Why would Amazon send us an invitation? It’s no secret that Amazon is ...

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Presumed Kindle Fire successor hits FCC

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New details seemingly confirm the larger display size is in order for the next model.

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Analyst cuts Kindle Fire forecast in wake of Nexus 7

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Amazon's Kindle Fire is already feeling the heat from the Nexus 7.

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Amazon brings GameCircle to Kindle Fire and APIs for game developers

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  For a while now, the Amazon Kindle Fire has stood as top dog as the fiscally friendly Android tablet. The low price-point paired with elegant UI and integration with Amazon’s services attracted a huge amount of sales, despite it not being exactly an Android tablet. Since its release ...

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