Amazon’s smartphone revealed in new render

We all know about Amazon’s foray in the smartphone market as few details have already surfaced online. Last month images of the 4.7 inch phone with six cameras were leaked. This was followed by another report suggesting that the phone will have tilt based gesture control. Today BGR has revealed a new image of the Amazon smartphone that is ready for a June launch, according to WSJ report.

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Amazon’s smartphone may boast of tilt gesture control

Amazon is supposedly working on Android smartphone whose specifications were leaked earlier this month. Today some more details about the phone were revealed by BGR. The smartphone that is expected to launch in June will enable users to control the device by simply tilting it around in different directions.

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Amazon and Samsung team up for custom Kindle for Samsung app, offers free eBooks for Galaxy devices

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Samsung and Amazon have entered into a partnership to launch Kindle for Samsung, a custom eBook service for Samsung Galaxy devices to offer books, newspapers and magazines, including over 500,000 exclusive titles. It would also launch Samsung Book Deals to offer 12 free eBooks a year to Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users through the app. Continue reading “Amazon and Samsung team up for custom Kindle for Samsung app, offers free eBooks for Galaxy devices”

Amazon now automatically saves documents sent to Kindle to Cloud Drive

Amazon has integrated Kindle documents to its own Cloud drive thereby by giving its users 10 GB Amazon Cloud storage, in addition to 5GB of storage. Kindle owners received an email from Amazon informing them that all documents sent to Kindle are now stored on Amazon Cloud Drive.

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Amazon smartphone with 6 cameras, 4.7 inch display leaked

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A few days back we posted rumors about Amazon’s smartphone ambitions, today we have a better look at it. BGR has managed to get hold of an image of a prototype device which is said to be Amazon’s smartphone that will be launched later this year. Continue reading “Amazon smartphone with 6 cameras, 4.7 inch display leaked”

Amazon smartphone to launch in June says Wall Street Journal

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Rumors around the long awaited Amazon smartphone have been floating around for years now but The Wall Street Journal has now gone on record to say that it should be expected this June. Amazon is believed to be showing off prototypes to developers in SFO and Seattle to gain support for its rather unique hardware. While showing 3D content on a phone has been done before, Amazon will be the first to include retina tracking technology that will largely be handled using the four front facing cameras that it will include. This approach will create a 3D hologram like effect and will not require users to wear special glasses. Continue reading “Amazon smartphone to launch in June says Wall Street Journal”

Amazon acquires digital comic platform ComiXology

Amazon has bought digital comic book store ComiXology for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 2007, ComiXology has a collection of digital comic books from more than 75 publishers. It boasts of graphic novels from popular publishers like Marvel and DC along with many independent creators.

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Amazon Fire TV Android-based streaming and gaming box, Fire game controller official

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Amazon has finally unveiled the rumored Fire TV streaming box along with its Fire game controller. It plugs into your HDTV and lets you stream movies and TV shows at up to 1080p resolution, listen to songs, use apps, play games and more. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 pro processor, 2GB RAM and has 8GB of internal storage. It runs on Android-based OS Fire OS called Mojito, similar to the Kindle Fire tablets. Continue reading “Amazon Fire TV Android-based streaming and gaming box, Fire game controller official”

Amazon now offering Kindle devices in EMI in India

Amazon Kindle devices have been on sale in India for sometime now and today, Amazon is introducing EMI offers for the same. Amazon has announced that starting today, consumers will be able to buy the Amazon series of Kindle devices including – Amazon Kindle, Amazon Kindle PaperWhite and Amazon Kindle Fire tablets from Amazon with an EMI option.

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Amazon rumored to be shipping a video streaming device in April

Streaming devices are becoming a thing as Roku’s streaming stick and Google’s Chromecast have seen considerable success. It looks like Amazon could enter the streaming market with a dongle just like the aforementioned units. Amazon is rumored to be shipping this video streaming capable unit through its online stores as well as through retail outlets like BestBuy and Staples.

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Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Review

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Amazon launched a refreshed version of the Kindle Paperwhite in India last month starting at Rs. 10,999, about eight months after the Kindle Paperwhite launched in the country. We got hold of the 3G version of the new Paperwhite. Is the second-generation Kindle Paperwhite better than the first one? Is it worth the price? Let us find out in the complete review. Continue reading “Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2013) Review”

Amazon Game controller for Android-based console surfaces

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Earlier this year rumors about Amazon’s gaming console running Android surfaced. Today, Dave Zats spotted a gaming controller with Amazon branding at Brazilian cetification website, similar to FCC. It did not have any other details, but we can clearly see a layout, similar to the gaming controllers for Android. You can see three familiar Android buttons for back, home and menu, below the Amazon logo. Continue reading “Amazon Game controller for Android-based console surfaces”

Kindle Paperwhite (First gen) finally gets Goodreads integration, Kindle FreeTime and more


Amazon unveiled the New Kindle Paperwhite back in September last year, and announced that it would get Goodreads and FreeTime features in a software update. The New Paperwhite got the these features in an update in November, but the company did not announce these features for the first Generation Paperwhite. Amazon has rolled out a new update (version 5.4.4) to the first generation Paperwhite, that brings Goodreads integration, Kindle FreeTime feature and more features, that were available in the New Kindle Paperwhite. Continue reading “Kindle Paperwhite (First gen) finally gets Goodreads integration, Kindle FreeTime and more”

Amazon introduces One Day delivery in India

Amazon has just recently opened their online showroom in India and are competing in a very crowded eCommerce market. In addition to having a wide portfolio of products, they also sell their own products like the Kindles and digital content including Kindle books. In the Indian eCommerce, where Free shipping and Cash On Delivery are taken for granted, Amazon is introducing one day delivery which is something new in the space.

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