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Amazon Android Appstore hits Japan

Nearly two months ago the folks from Amazon started accepting submissions for their upcoming 3rd party Android Appstore in Japan, and now things are ready to rock. Today Amazon has announced the Appstore has gone live in Japan. The new store will give Japanese Android users a change at even more apps for their Kindle devices, as well as all Android smartphones and tablets.

Amazon shipping Kindle Fire HD 8.9” today

Amazon has just started shipping the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch today. If you've been waiting to get yours, you shall not have to wait much longer, as it should be in your hands within the next couple of days. If you haven't ordered one, you can do so on Amazon. However, if you are waiting for the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch with 4G, you are going to have to wait until next week.

Amazon releases Send to Kindle for Firefox

The folks from Amazon have continued to give users access to content on their Kindle devices in a quick and seamless manor, and today have announced one more additional to their "Send to" offering. It's called Send to Kindle for Firefox and enables a one-click method to easily send your favorite pages and more right to your Kindle of choice.

Amazon calls Kindle Fire HD a “best-seller” and announces a new OTA update to celebrate

Amazon has recently described the Kindle Fire HD as the "#1 best-selling product across all of Amazon worldwide." That's some pretty serious sales if accurate. Of course, since Amazon almost never releases actual sales figures when they talk about products a little skepticism is needed. Maybe it is the best-selling thing on Amazon ever, or maybe they mean it's the best-seller this week. Without numbers it's hard to be sure.

New Kindle Fire devices are locked up tight, root methods may be difficult

Last week, Amazon announced a slew of new Kindle devices, including the all new Ice Cream Sandwich-equipped Kindle Fire HD. A lot of folks are really excited to get their hands on one, but developers and rooters alike may not be too happy when they set their eyes on the new device. It turns out that Amazon locked up the bootloaders of their 2nd-generation Kindle Fires using the same techniques that are used on most "high-security" devices.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD vs Google Nexus 7

Yesterday Amazon announced their new Kindle Fire HD tablets, and while the 8.9-inch model might have stolen the show it's their smaller 7-inch model that could be the big hit. Amazon's new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD packs a pretty impressive spec sheet and a great price to match it. But is that enough for it to rival the Nexus 7?
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