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Amazon sending out press invites, I sense an Android tablet

Just hitting the wires this morning is the long awaited press invite from Amazon. In what appears to be nothing but an invite and a tease for an upcoming press conference being held by Amazon we can only expect this to be the long awaited and much rumored Android Kindle Tablet.

Amazon AppStore now live outside the US [Update]

The popular Amazon AppStore appears to have finally received the green light outside of the US although quietly as we've not heard much from Amazon. We are now seeing reports from multiple sources with places such as the Netherlands, parts of UK, and even reports from India too. So far it seems it's live and working.

Amazon App Store offering great deals for “Geek Week”

The Amazon App store isn't going anywhere anytime soon and the great ideas they have just keep getting better and better. Not only do they offer a free app of the day every single day, but now they look to be starting something called "Geek Week". It may not be every week but they are offering amazing Android apps that many power users (or geeks like myself) will find very useful all at extremely low prices.

Amazon Kindle Android Tablet Hands-On Revealed

It appears that Amazon's future plans for a brand new line of Android tablets is very real and that tech journalist MG Siegler has gotten his hands on one this week. This device is a 7-inch tablet whose form factor is not unlike the BlackBerry PlayBook according to Siegler, and yes, indeed, it is running Android [SORT OF]. What Siegler is saying he's acting on is strict orders to not reveal anything TOO telling about the future of Amazon's tablets, but he's sure got a whole heck of a lot of information from a source that doesn't appear to want to give too much of the surprise away. No photos, no video, only the word of the man himself. Let's talk about it.

Amazon Appstore saved from Apple injunction attack

Apple's demands to have Amazon barred from describing its Android software download store as an "app store" have been rejected, with courts throwing out an injunction request this week. While US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton didn't necessarily agree with Amazon's claims that the term had become generic, Reuters reports, she nonetheless felt that Apple had failed to establish the necessary "likelihood of confusion" required for an injunction to be the appropriate response. The decision falls in line with predictions late last month, where Judge Hamilton warned Apple that their case had likely been insufficient. She had said she was "troubled" by what Apple had brought before her, however, with the Cupertino company's approach being that Amazon's use of "app store" could "confuse and mislead customers." With a quick fix no longer possible, it now looks like Apple and Amazon's legal battle will end up going through the courts properly. A trial date of October 2012 has been set.

Apple Expected to Lose Case to Crush Android Amazon Appstore

So you're aware of the fact that the Amazon Appstore, which we've got a bit outline of for you in Android Community 101: Amazon Appstore, has the word "Appstore" in it, right? Apple knows this too, and thinks that they own it. Apple's legal department is and has been worried that the word Appstore might infringe on their trademark ownership on the term "App Store", a fight they've got to fight for every sort of infringement like this lest they loose the title for their very own - that's how the US legal department sees it. In this case though, it's become apparent today, Apple's case is being seen as moot.

PAC-MAN for Android Review [Amazon Free App of the Day]

It appears that BANDAI / NAMCO are making an effort to get into the mobile gaming world today as they've both released PAC-MAN for Android exclusively through the Amazon Appstore for free AND have showed up at the Qualcomm (Uplinq) conference alongside other brand giants collaborating with the chipmakers. What we're looking at here is the PAC-MAN game on a couple of devices of note: the HTC ThunderBolt (because it's still one of the most widely used devices on the LTE-having market right now,) and the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY because we wanted to see if the controls did anything with the game. Turns out they do - sort of.

HTC PLAY to be HTC’s Newest App Store Effort – Social Networking, Sales, Storage

It appears that HTC has had a bit of a leak in the form of a trademark filing for a so-called "HTC PLAY." This name is set to be attached to a store that will be working with mobile content (aka at least Android, maybe Windows Phone 7,) in more area than one. It'll be an app sales location, it'll be a place where you can store and organize your content, you'll be able to grab multiple kinds of media (games, apps, music, images, data,) and HTC PLAY will be addressing not only mobile devices but computers too (computers here we're assuming means desktop/laptop hardware.) This make sense since the line is being more and more blurred on the daily.
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