Amazon Outs Moto 360 in Champagne Metal, Leather Cognac Band, Promptly Pulls It All

When Motorola first introduced the Moto 360, they told us to expect new leather bands that could be swapped onto current models, along with metal options, some time later in the Fall. We knew that new leather bands would run an extra $29.99, metal bands $79.99, or a combination of the watch and metal band for $299, which is $50 higher than the leather strapped model. If a whole bunch of listings that went live on Amazon last night are any indication, those new options may be here fairly soon, along with some semi-unexpected colors.

I should point out that all of the Amazon listings I just mentioned have since been pulled, but there are cached pages of them that are still visible. Here is what we know.  (more…)

Amazon Announces the $39 Fire TV Stick, a Chromecast Competitor Temporarily on Sale for $19

This morning, Amazon announced a new Fire TV product that aims to compete with Google’s Chromecast, called the Fire TV Stick. The device sports a dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, MIMO WiFi, and double the storage of the Chromecast, while still maintaining that same smallish dongle design that plugs directly into an HDMI port on the back of your TV. It also comes with a remote and companion app for navigation.

The Fire TV Stick is available for pre-order today and will ship November 19. It retails for $39, but if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can pick one up over the next 2 days for $19.  (more…)

Nexus 9 Pre-Orders Open at Amazon

Pre-orders for the HTC Nexus 9 may not open at Google Play until tomorrow, but Amazon has it available already. For $399, you can have the 16GB version, or for $80 more you can double that to 32GB. The device is available with Prime shipping and says it will be released by November 3.

I hate to say this, but you may get your Nexus 9 faster through Amazon than Google Play, with free or super cheap Prime shipping.

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Deal: Moto X (2nd Gen) Available at Amazon for $49.99 in Black, $69.99 in Leather or Bamboo

If you are looking for the best deal on the Verizon or AT&T Moto X (2nd gen) and are willing to sign a 2-year contract, Amazon is your place. The black resin version is available for either carrier at $49.99 on-contract, which is $50 less than you would pay directly. If you want Bamboo, the Verizon unit is currently $79.99, a $20 discount. If you want Leather or Bamboo on AT&T, Amazon has them listed for $69.99, which is a $50 discount.  (more…)

Amazon Giving Away $135 Worth of Apps and Games Through Appstore

Every now and then, I am coaxed into downloading the Amazon Appstore, given that Amazon has a tendency to ball out and give away loads of free applications at any given moment. This week, they are handing out $135 worth of apps for completely free, and a few of the titles are absolutely worth the hassle of downloading their mobile marketplace.  (more…)

Amazon Intros #AmazonWishList Hashtag to Twitter, Adds Items Right to Your Wish List

Back in May, Amazon teamed with Twitter to introduce a new hashtag system, one which would instantly add a purchasable item from your Twitter feed into your shopping cart on Amazon. While I personally have not seen much adoption of this service, Amazon has introduced a new hashtag for shoppers this morning, one which seems much more practical for users.  (more…)

Amazon Announces New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, a New Flagship Tablet for $379

Along with the new Kindle Fire HD, Amazon also announced the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 tonight, which is clearly the flagship amongst the group.

As a flagship tablet, the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 sports an 8.9-inch (2560×1600, 339ppi) display with “30% more pixels than the iPad Air,” 2.5GHz Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, Adreno 420 GPU, 8MP rear camera, HD front camera, Dolby Atmos audio (a first for tablets), 802.11ac MIMO WiFi (4G LTE optional), and runs Amazon’s Fire OS “Sangria,” the newest fork of Android, which has all sorts of new software add-ons. Amazon claims that this new HDX 8.9 is 20% lighter than the iPad Air. (more…)

Amazon Announces New Kindle Fire HD 6 and 7, “Most Powerful Tablet Under $100″

Amazon unveiled a whole new suite of Kindle Fire tablets this evening, starting with the all new Kindle Fire HD 6 and 7, which have a starting price of $99. The devices come in a variety of “fun” colors and run Amazons Fire OS 4 “Sangria,” which as you know, is a fork of Android.

The devices sport “powerful” specs for their price, with their numerical names hinting at screen sizes. You are looking at 6-inch (1280×800, 252ppi) and 7-inch (1280×800, 216ppi) tablets with 1.5GHz quad-core processors, front and rear cameras, “pocketable” designs, Gorilla Glass, Dolby surround sound audio, and a whole bunch of custom Amazon software features.  (more…)