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Borrow Books from the Local Library with new Amazon Kindle Feature

Amazon, making good on promises from back in the spring, has started up their library lending service for Kindle.  Beginning today, those of you with a Kindle or a phone/tablet with the free Kindle app can borrow books from your library.  These books can be found at more than 11,000 libraries across the United States and are checked out using the same library card you already own.  [Read More…]

Amazon Giving Users a $2 Credit Towards App Purchases in Exchange for a Simple Tweet

If Amazon has taught us anything, it’s that they sure now how to come up with clever ways to give away sell Android apps. Amazon’s latest promotion offers users a $ 2 dollar credit that can be used to purchase an app from their app store and all they ask in return is permission to send a tweet on your behalf. Sounds like a fair trade to  [Read More…]

Amazon Appstore looks to be rolling out internationally

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It looks like the Amazon Appstore for Android is finally rolling out across the world, following its US-only launch earlier in the year. Reports are appearing from a variety of sources in the UK, Australia, the Netherlands and India suggesting that customers in these countries can now directly download the Appstore and use it to install free or paid apps.

There’s still no official link  [Read More…]

“Geek Week” on the Amazon App Store: Useful Apps at Discounted Prices

Say what you will about the Amazon App Store, but one thing is for certain: it’s an avenue that definitely offers apps at low cost. This week Amazon has decided to offer a slew of useful “productivity” apps at discounted prices in what they are calling “Geek Week.” These discounted apps cover everything an Android “geek” could want from tethering to remote desktop access, and all for  [Read More…]

Droid Bionic Available from Amazon Wireless for $199

Today’s the long-anticipated day that the Motorola Droid Bionic hit Verizon shelves around the country.  Officially announced just yesterday, the new hotness will set you back a cool $ 300 with a two-year service agreement?  Well, that is if you go through the carrier.  AmazonWireless has shaved $ 100 off the top and is currently offering the handset for $ 199.99 with a qualified plan.  We’re not exactly sure  [Read More…]

Amazon seeking Android developers again – perhaps in anticipation of an Android tablet?

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Amazon really wants to attract Android developers in order to increase the choices available in its Amazon Appstore. As a result, the company is providing a $ 50 credit for its web services to any developer who uploads an app. The deal runs from today until November 15, 2011.

On the surface, this seems like just another  [Read More…]

Amazon Kindle Tablet Gets Handled and Detailed

Details for the long-awaited Amazon tablet emerged late last week, giving us our best, most descriptive features and expectations to date.  TechCrunch blogger MG Siegler was able to spend time with the device and has provided a very thorough walkthrough of the tablet, which sounds like a serious winner.  We’ll not break out every bit of detail of the unit and the user experience, deferring that to  [Read More…]

TechCrunch goes hands-on with the Android-powered Amazon Kindle

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The tablets keep on coming. Amazon’s plan for an Android tablet has been the worst kept secret in the mobile world. So, it should come as no surprise that the rumors have now been confirmed; TechCrunch was lucky enough to get some hands-on time with the new Android-powered Kindle.

Reportedly, this tablet features a 7-inch, full-color capacitive touchscreen and is similar in style to the Blackberry PlayBook. Amazon has also  [Read More…]

Amazon’s Kindle tablet said to be all Amazon atop Android, with nary a Google app in sight

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We’ve been patiently sitting back and watching the rumors surrounding Amazon’s supposed Android tablet, because, frankly, that’s all they’ve been. Rumor and conjecture. But TechCrunch’s MG Siegler this afternoon has penned a first-person opus, detailing time with a test unit. We’ll not attempt to steal any thunder here — definitely go read the full post linked below. But here are the big strokes:

It’s a 7-inch tablet-style device. It’s running Android, insofar  [Read More…]

Nook Color 2 could beat the Amazon tablet to market

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Digitimes is reporting that suppliers in Taiwan are currently shipping components for Barnes & Noble’s follow-up to last year’s Nook Color. Touch panels are coming from TPK Holding and assembly will be handled by Inventec and Pegatron with a production capacity of approximately 2-3 million units by the end of 2011.

No startling revelations regarding the device itself, which they say will continue to feature a 7-inch full color touchscreen. The Nook  [Read More…]