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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?


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


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…]

10-inch Amazon Tablet Not Expected Until After Q1 2012 (Rumor)

Amazon, long rumored to be prepping a pair of Android-based tablets for this fall, may actually be dropping only one in 2011. According to new details out of DigiTimes, the dual-core 7-inch ‘Coyote’ tablet is still on track for this year however the quad-core 10-inch ‘Hollywood’ is not expected to go into production until the first quarter. The new report says that Amazon will actually be using Foxconn (of  [Read More…]

One-of-a-kind Verizon Samsung Galaxy S II not found on Amazon [the old switcheroo]


Take a look at the picture you see here.  Clear your head and take a long hard look at it (we’ll wait).  See it yet?  I’ll give a hint — it’s not a Samsung Galaxy S II with a big juicy Verizon logo up top, no matter how bad we all wanted it to be.  When we read the caption attached to this picture uploaded at Amazon, things start to make some  [Read More…]