Deal: Amazon Fire Phone (32GB, Unlocked) Drops to $199 Without a Contract

I don’t really know what to say with this one other than, yep, the failure that is/was the Amazon Fire Phone is finally priced where it should have been out of the gate. For $199, and without a contract or AT&T involvement, you can buy Amazon’s first, ultra-gimmicky phone.

This unlocked model includes 32GB of storage and works on the following GSM networks, according to Amazon –  “All GSM Networks including AT&T, T-Mobile, Walmart Family Mobile, MetroPCS, Brightspot, Simple Mobile, Mobal, Net10, Straight Talk, h20 Wireless, and OneSimCard.” CDMA networks like Sprint and Verizon are not compatible.  (more…)

Deal: Up to 70% Off SanDisk Extreme and Ultra Micro SD Cards From Amazon

We tend to operate under the idea that you can never have enough flash storage lying around. You just never know when you might need to toss a micro SD card into a new phone, tablet, camera, or game system. Especially now, since we have seen phone manufacturers (outside of Google and Motorola) fully buy back into the idea that customers want a slot for expandable storage, many of which support up to 128GB. So when we see solid deals on storage, like today’s over at Amazon, we try and share.  (more…)

Deal: Amazon Appstore Giving Away $80 Worth of Productivity Apps For Free

In case you haven’t noticed, Amazon frequently gives away apps. Not out of the goodness of its heart, of course, but to incentivize customers to use its app store. That may be too heavy a price to pay for some, but there’s no denying that some of the software in its latest free catalog – available Friday through Saturday – is quite tempting. (more…)

Amazon Intros Echo, an Always-listening Assistant Connected to the Cloud

This morning, while we were trying to pump out all of the great Google Play and Motorola news, Amazon announced the Amazon Echo, an always-listening device which sits in your home, waiting on your every command.

Think of Echo as a personal assistant, who is attached to your Amazon account. It can listen and speak information to you, add things to your shopping list, play music with built-in speaker, and also keep track of your calendar.  (more…)