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Amazon has record-setting Christmas, customers go mental for Amazon Prime

Amazon has record-setting Christmas, customers go mental for Amazon Prime

Lewis Curdie  Dec. 27, 2013 at 16:30

Here’s another story that probably won’t come as much of a surprise, but we’re hearing that colossal online retailer Amazon had a super-fantastic holiday period, with millions of people buying millions and millions of things.

Perhaps the most interesting thing as far as mobile goes is the continued growth of Amazon Prime, something that might well come into play should the Seattle-based crew go down the mobile phone route.

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Amazon Coins: virtual cash for games, apps and in-app purchases

Back in May this year, colossal online retailer Amazon introduced a little something called Amazon Coins for Kindle Fire users in the US, essentially a virtual currency.

The scheme is now live in the UK, and in celebration Amazon is giving new and existing Kindle Fire owners £4-worth of virtual gold. Rejoice!

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Amazon smartphone arriving 2Q14 with 3D gesture and eye-tracking input?

Amazon smartphone arriving 2Q14 with 3D gesture and eye-tracking input?

Lewis Curdie  Nov. 1, 2013 at 16:00

“Why the hell would anyone buy an Amazon smartphone?” is the question we’ve been sticking to since the rumours first materialised around two years ago.

Well, here we have our answer – in the form of advanced 3D gesture and eye-tracking input. Interdasting.

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New Amazon Kindle Fire HD from £119, released October 24

New Amazon Kindle Fire HD from £119, released October 24

Lewis Curdie  Oct. 17, 2013 at 12:00

When it comes to wallet-friendly tablets, things are seriously heating up around the £100 mark. The £119 Tesco Hudl is said to be doing alright, while Argos is entering the fray with the £99.99 MyTablet.

Easily the biggest name, however, is the Amazon Kindle Fire, and the retailer has made the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD official in the UK, just three weeks after the US launch.

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Amazon Fire OS 3.0: Mojito detailed

Amazon Fire OS 3.0: Mojito detailed

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 25, 2013 at 14:00

I scribbled about Amazon’s shiny new hardware earlier today, namely the Amazon Kindle Fire HDX (x2) and the wallet-friendly refreshed Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

On the software side of things, Bezos took great pride in talking about the latest version of the Amazon Kindle Fire operating system, codenamed Mojito.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets unveiled alongside cheaper Kindle Fire HD

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX tablets unveiled alongside cheaper Kindle Fire HD

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 25, 2013 at 12:30

As widely expected, colossal online retailer Amazon has refreshed its super-successful tablet lineup, announcing no less than three spanking new Kindle Fire devices.

We’re looking at an Amazon Kindle Fire HDX in two familiar sizes, and a refresh of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD.

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Amazon: no smartphone this year, and it won’t be free

Amazon: no smartphone this year, and it won’t be free

Lewis Curdie  Sep. 9, 2013 at 14:00

Bezos & Co has finally responded to rumours of an Amazon smartphone, but if you’re holding out for a Kindle-flavoured handset, it’s not necessarily good news.

A statement from the colossal online retailer and maker of the Kindle Fire tablet says it won’t release an Amazon smartphone this year, and when it does, it won’t be free.

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Amazon Android games console before Christmas?

Amazon Android games console before Christmas?

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 10, 2013 at 18:00

Those Amazon smartphone rumours appear to have just about flatlined (never say never, I guess), but in any case, there’s a new kid on the Amazon hardware rumour block.

It runs Android, but it’s not a smartphone – or a tablet. Ladies and gentlemen, brace yourselves for the Amazon Android games console.

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Amazon Kindle Fire 3 specs revealed

Amazon Kindle Fire 3 specs revealed

Lewis Curdie  Aug. 10, 2013 at 14:00

We’ve been told to expect at least three new Amazon Kindle Fires before Christmas, specifically a new 7in base model (the third such chap) and a pair of HD guys at 7in and 8.9in.

We’ve had leaked spec sheets for the new Kindle Fire HD tablets (Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, anyone?), and now it’s time for Amazon Kindle Fire 3 specs.

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Amazon's next-gen Kindle Fire HD to rock a Snapdragon 800 processor

Amazon's next-gen Kindle Fire HD to rock a Snapdragon 800 processor

Martin James  Jul. 30, 2013 at 17:30

With Google now having outed its second-generation Nexus 7 tablet, it's time to start thinking about that other popular low-cost Android slate, the Amazon Kindle Fire.

And bang on cue, BGR has rocked up with what it says are exclusive details on Amazon's next round of tablets, and what they have to offer.

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