Amazon has launched some virtual currency this morning. The currency is called Amazon Coins and they were originally announced back in early-February. The Amazon Coins will be used by Kindle Fire users and to get things started, Amazon will be giving users 500 free Coins. Of course, there are options to buy additional Coins. Plus we should also mention that Kindle Fire users will not be required to use these Coins.
Amazon is getting ready to release a pair of smartphones, and even an audio-streaming device of some kind, new tips suggests, and one of those smartphones will even feature 3D. It's time to fire up those Kindle smartphone rumors again guys. Apparently the high-end Amazon smartphone will use eye-tracking and glasses-free 3D, among other things, for hands-free usage and much more.
lowered the price of the NOOK HD and NOOK HD+ for Mother's Day and it looks like Amazon will be having a sale of their own. The Amazon sale is for the 7-inch Kindle Fire HD and will be in effect through May 12. Basically, those shopping (and using the appropriate coupon code) will see a savings of $20.
Kindle for Android app update has come available by way of the Google Play Store. This update has brought the app up to version 188.8.131.52, but perhaps more important than a the new number -- the changes and new features that have been added. This is one of those changes that you will notice immediately upon launch. Just to begin with, Kindle for Android is now sporting a carousel display.
reports in January of Amazon buying IVONA, a speech recognition company, we are back today with something similar. Reports have surfaced claiming Amazon just purchased the popular Siri-like app and company EVI for roughly $26 million.
Amazon recently lowered the pricing of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9. That announcement saw the price drop down to $269 for the Wi-Fi only model and down to $399 for the LTE equipped model. And well, as of today it looks like those considering a purchase of the LTE model can get it even cheaper. That is, assuming you are willing to sign a two-year carrier contract with AT&T.
recent rumors of a same-day delivery service coming from Google, we now have an official announcement. Google has announced the Shopping Express service, which is being touted as an option to "get the items your order online the same day." Perhaps even nicer sounding for some, Google is promising to do that "at a low cost."
Amazon smartphone. In fact, this has been popping up in rumor form for quite some time now. Back in December we had heard chatter about the smartphone being made by Foxconn and earlier in the month a rumor came to light suggesting a release was coming in June.
Amazon are proud to announce their Android Appstore has been alive and kicking out free apps of the day for two years now. Yup, today is the two-year anniversary for the Amazon Appstore and as expected, they're celebrating by offering some apps for free. They have a few goodies so read on to see what's available.