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Amazon Fire OS 5 Preview now out based on Lollipop

Amazon Fire OS 5 Preview now out based on Lollipop

19 June, 2015 | comments (5)

Sure, Google may already have put out the Android M Developer Preview, but Amazon is only now getting round to basing its Fire OS on the previous release. Today the mega-retailer announced a Developer Preview of its own, for Fire OS 5 that is....

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Amazon UK will trade you a Fire Phone for a £100 bill

Amazon UK will trade you a Fire Phone for a £100 bill

15 May, 2015 | comments (7)

At this point making "fire sale" jokes will be like shooting fish in a barrel. The Amazon Fire Phone is offered at a massive, nearly 70% discount in the UK where Amazon shoppers can snag it for just £99, £180 if you want 64GB storage. The base...

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Nokia's Here Android app now available on Amazon app store

Nokia's Here Android app now available on Amazon app store

24 February, 2015 | comments (22)

Nokia has released its HERE Android app on Amazon's App Store, allowing those without access to Google Play Store to download and use the app on their Android devices. The mapping and navigation app, which was exclusively available on Windows...

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Worldwide tablet shipments fall for the first time since 2010

Worldwide tablet shipments fall for the first time since 2010

03 February, 2015 | comments (29)

Total worldwide shipments of tablets as well as 2-in-1 devices stood at 76.1 million in Q4, 2014, down 3.2% compared to the 78.6 million figure registered in the year ago quarter, according to a latest report from market research firm...


Amazon's Fire Phone is now down to $189 unlocked

Amazon's Fire Phone is now down to $189 unlocked

07 January, 2015 | comments (28)

Let's face it, Amazon's Fire Phone has been anything but successful, despite its overhyped introduction. The company's first smartphone has, in fact, been such a flop that it's already caused some $170 million in losses. That's quite the amount,...

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Amazon Fire Phone gets a major software update

Amazon Fire Phone gets a major software update

18 December, 2014 | comments (13)

Amazon has pushed a major software update (v3.6.5) for the Fire Phone that brings several new features, along with bug fixes, performance and battery life improvements. You can find the full list of changes below: Translate text and...

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Unlocked version of 32GB Fire Phone now available for $199

Unlocked version of 32GB Fire Phone now available for $199

26 November, 2014 | comments (23)

Just a few weeks after admitting that it did not price the device correctly, Amazon has slashed the price of the unlocked version of 32GB Fire Phone to $199. The company is still including one year of free Amazon Prime (worth $99), a service...


Amazon loses $437M in Q3, $170M† due to Fire Phone failure

Amazon loses $437M in Q3, $170M† due to Fire Phone failure

24 October, 2014 | comments (27)

Amazon posted its Q3 earnings for this year - the company achieved $20.58 billion revenue which is a 20% increase compared to last year's Q3 when it pulled in $17.09 billion. The company's operating loss tips the scales at $544 million, though, a...

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Apple Watch the most anticipated wearable, PwC study finds

Apple Watch the most anticipated wearable, PwC study finds

21 October, 2014 | comments (36)

PricewaterhouseCoopers has published a study on the smart wearables market, which shows that the Apple Watch is the most hotly anticipated device. 59% of people questioned said they are looking forward to trying the first Apple smartwatch. A...

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Amazon announces Fire OS 4

Amazon announces Fire OS 4 "Sangria" based on KitKat

18 September, 2014 | comments (3)

Along with a bunch of new tablets, Amazon has also announced an updated version of its Fire OS for the tablets. Called Fire OS 4 (codename "Sangria"), the update is based on Android 4.4 KitKat and brings UI changes and a handful of new...


Updated Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 goes official with Snapdragon 805

Updated Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 goes official with Snapdragon 805

17 September, 2014 | comments (8)

Alongside the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7, Amazon also unveiled an updated Fire HDX 8.9 tablet. The retail giantís latest flagship slate is now available for pre-order with shipments scheduled to reach customers on October 21. The Amazon Fire...

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 go official

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 go official

17 September, 2014 | comments (0)

Amazon announced the Fire HD 6 and Fire HD 7 tablets. The duo of affordable tablets is already available for pre-order in a variety of colors, with pricing starting at only $99 for a Fire HD6 slate with 8GB of memory and sponsored screensavers....

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Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK and Germany on Sept 30

Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK and Germany on Sept 30

08 September, 2014 | comments (14)

Amazon Fire Phone has been available for purchase in the USA for a while - it was announced last June and launched in July. The unique smartphone didn't make a huge impact on the market despite its interesting interface and services. According to a...

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Amazon only managed to sell 26,000 Fire phones, study says

Amazon only managed to sell 26,000 Fire phones, study says

26 August, 2014 | comments (39)

According to ad viewing traffic from Chitika Insights the Amazon Fire phone commands around 0.015% of ad serving in the US for the last 20 days of Chitika's research. Coupled with the comScore data that in the three months ending June 2014 there...


More press shots of HTC One (M8) with WP 8.1 leak

More press shots of HTC One (M8) with WP 8.1 leak

16 August, 2014 | comments (29)

More press images of the yet to be revealed HTC One (M8) with Windows Phone 8.1 on board made the rounds online. The high-end device is expected to debut in a dew days, on August 19 in New York City. The latest batch of leaked photos...

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Amazon releases new software update for the Fire

Amazon releases new software update for the Fire

16 August, 2014 | comments (4)

Amazon has released a new software update for the Fire that updates the OS to version 3.5.1. The update brings several new features, including: Quick Switch feature to quickly switch between open apps or to close them, which can be...

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Amazon's Fire Phone is now available for $199.99

Amazon's Fire Phone is now available for $199.99

25 July, 2014 | comments (16)

The Amazon Fire Phone is now available for purchase, either from the retailer itself or from AT&T. The price you have to pay is $199.99 if you want to get it through a classic two-year contract arrangement with the carrier. Though if that...

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Amazon's Fire Phone uses head-tracking for games

Amazon's Fire Phone uses head-tracking for games

21 July, 2014 | comments (11)

Amazon's Fire Phone is packed with a lot of interesting, never-seen-on-a-smartphone-before tech, but the big question was just how the online retail giant was going to utilize all of the phone's new fancy features? Well it looks like Amazon...

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Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

Week 25 in review: Galaxy S5 LTE-A and Amazon Fire Phone

21 June, 2014 | comments (4)

The Week In Review is our series meant to recap all the major announcements of the week, which you might have missed. Week 25 was rather busy with new products so you are in for a long read. Enjoy! This week was marked by the announcement of...


Amazon unveils the Fire Phone with eye-tracking tech

Amazon unveils the Fire Phone with eye-tracking tech

18 June, 2014 | comments (95)

Building upon its wide expertise in the tablet space, Amazon has unveiled its first smartphone today. So yes, all those rumors were true after all. It's called the Amazon Fire Phone and its main selling points are bound to be Amazon's reach in...

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