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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...

Tags: Amazon, Android, AT&T


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...

Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon


Amazon announces Fire OS 4

Amazon announces Fire OS 4 "Sangria" based on KitKat

18 September, 2014 | comments (2)

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...

Tags: Amazon, Android


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....

Tags: Amazon, Android


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...

Tags: Amazon, Android


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...

Tags: Amazon, Android


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...

Tags: Amazon, Android


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...

Tags: Amazon, Android, AT&T


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...

Tags: Android, Amazon


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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Amazon phone supposedly getting official today

Amazon phone supposedly getting official today

18 June, 2014 | comments (11)

Update: The event is over now and the Amazon Fire Phone is official. Check out our full scoop. In just a few short hours, Amazon will hold an event during which it's widely believed to be presenting its first smartphone. The image below is...

Tags: Amazon, Rumors


Amazon Appstore coming to BlackBerry OS 10.3

Amazon Appstore coming to BlackBerry OS 10.3

18 June, 2014 | comments (21)

When it becomes available this fall, BlackBerry's OS 10.3 will come with the Amazon Appstore for Android preinstalled. Amazon's offering will sit neatly alongside BlackBerry World, which will continue to serve native apps to fans of the Canadian...


Rumor: The Amazon phone to be AT&T exclusive

Rumor: The Amazon phone to be AT&T exclusive

17 June, 2014 | comments (10)

Tomorrow is the day that Amazon is finally, and hopefully, unveiling its smartphone in Seattle but sadly all it takes is a day to ruin everything. According a report from the Wall Street Journal AT&T will claim exclusivity on the Amazon phone...


Android 4.3 OTA update comes to T-Mobile's Xperia Z

Android 4.3 OTA update comes to T-Mobile's Xperia Z

04 June, 2014 | comments (19)

Firmware update 10.4.C.0.814 has been released for the T-Mobile US Xperia Z, which brings Android 4.3 to the device. Previously the Xperia Z was only stuck on 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, so the slight upgrade is probably a welcome relief to US T-Mobile...


Amazon could launch their phone on June 18th

Amazon could launch their phone on June 18th

04 June, 2014 | comments (7)

There have been talks about Amazon's smartphone for a while now, and it looks like the online retail mega-giant may be releasing their phone this June 18th. How do we know this? Well Amazon has released a rather vague and mysterious invitation for a...


Alleged official image of Amazonís phone emerges

Alleged official image of Amazonís phone emerges

01 May, 2014 | comments (28)

Purported official image of the upcoming Amazon smartphone made an appearance. The image is reportedly the work of graphic designers at Amazon and has been verified as the real deal. At a quick glance, the yet to be annoucned Amazon phone...


Amazonís upcoming smartphone appears in a trio of leaked photos

Amazonís upcoming smartphone appears in a trio of leaked photos

15 April, 2014 | comments (45)

Alleged live photos of Amazonís first smartphone made the rounds online. The images reveal the yet to be announced handset wearing typical for prototype devices, hard enclosure which hides its design. The leaked images show a whopping five...