Amazon announced a free software update for owners of Kindle Fire HD and Kindle Fire HDX tablets this morning, full of new features and optimizations. A few changes in OS 3.1 users will experience is a newly baked-in integration with Goodreads, an online book reading/reviewing community where bookworms can share recommendations with each other. Amazon also added a video “Fling” feature that allows users to fling movies and TV shows from their tablets, right to a Samsung Smart TV or PlayStation 3 console. (more…)
Thanks to Amazon, we now know that Acer is looking to introduce a C7 Chromebook that features an 11.6″ touchscreen display. This laptop, once officially announced, will be the second Chromebook to feature a touchscreen after Google’s own Chromebook Pixel. What’s great about the C7 with a touchscreen is that it appears Acer is pricing this one quite affordably, right around $400. Compared to Google’s $1300 offering, this is dirt cheap. (more…)
When Google first introduced their new flagship phone at the end of last week, they told us to expect retail availability of the Nexus 5 at outlets like Sprint, T-Mobile, Amazon, Best Buy and RadioShack. As of this morning, they can check off three as the phone is now available with Sprint service at Best Buy, Amazon, and Sprint.com. The thing is, unless you are interested in overpaying for the phone or signing a contract, you should probably consider taking your chances with Google Play inventory and ship times. (more…)
Is your mind still set on getting Motorola’s latest and greatest on Verizon’s network? Well, Amazon is now selling the Moto X for just $49.99 on contract through its website, which is a pretty great deal for a device that we are still in love with. The deal is open to anyone upgrading or setting up a new Individual Plan or Family Plan, so if you were in the market, be sure to check it out. (more…)
It’s that time of the year, where all holiday-themed applications should see cuts in pricing, and Amazon has bundled them all up for easy finding. Taking place on the Amazon Appstore, you can find many titles on sale, some of which should be perfect for any zombie or ghost lovers among us. Not only are Halloween titles for sale, but there are also deals on NBA 2K14, and other non-holiday games. (more…)
The Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon’s new flagship tablet with high-end specs, ships today at a starting price of $229. Announced back at the end of September, the new HDX tablets from Amazon are about as good as it gets in terms of tablet hardware, you just need to understand that should you buy one, you are giving up access to Google services (Gmail app, Google Play, Hangouts, etc.). But at that price, with that display, and with Amazon’s service powering it all, maybe it’s worth it? (more…)
The LG G2 and Moto X were slashed this week at mega-e-retailer Amazon, down to $99 depending on the carrier. If you were at all interested in LG’s newest flagship (our review), which is more or less the inspiration behind the next Nexus, then you have a couple of options. Verizon’s variant will run you $99 should you sign-up for new service or just $119 with an upgrade. If AT&T is your carrier of choice, you are still looking at a slightly discounted price of $149.
The DROID MAXX is currently available from Amazon for the reasonably low price of $199 on 2-year contract. Verizon is still hawkin’ this battery beast for $299 on-contract, so if you have dreamed of kevlar, Active Display, and incredibly obnoxious ringtones (don’t worry you can change them), then by all means take a look at this deal.
We reviewed the MAXX a couple of weeks back and had very few negative things to say about it. It does all of the tricks we love from the Moto X, but also includes insanely long 2-day battery life, wireless charging, and 32GB of storage. The appearance of the phone is certainly something that won’t appeal to everyone, however, cases can easily solve that problem.
This is one of Motorola’s best phones in a couple of years.