One of the greatest mobile games ever created (yes, I truly believe that), Granny Smith, is available today for free from Amazon’s app store. There has been a running joke around these parts for a year or so over my obsession with this game, so naturally I would tell you that it most definitely is 100% worth installing the Amazon app store to get this deal. That is, assuming you haven’t already paid for it on Google Play or beat the game 30+ different times on 10 or so different devices on both hard and easy modes. Yes, I’ve done that. I’m sick. It’s embarrassing.
Granny Smith is normally priced at $1.99. You can download the Amazon app store here.
Amazon was kind enough to offer up this pre-made spec comparison chart of their new tablet line-up. You can see exactly how the new Kindle Fire HDX family compares to the regular Kindle Fire HD models.
Along with tonight’s announcement of the new Kindle Fire HDX tablets by Amazon, we also get a new Kindle Fire HD that has been upgraded in a number of areas yet drops in at a low price of $139. At that insanely low price, you are looking at a 1280×800 HD display (216ppi), 1.5GHz dual-core processor, Dolby Digital Plus audio dual speakers, the same slim design of the HDX series, and the new Fire OS 3.0 fork of Android.
The new Kindle Fire is available for pre-order in both 8GB and 16GB models starting today, and will begin shipping October 2.
Amazon Links: Kindle Fire HD WiFi ($139) (more…)
Amazon just went massive late night press release and product announcement on us, with an unveiling of their new Kindle Fire HDX line of tablets. The new tablets come in both 7-inch and 8.9-inch display sizes, run 2.2GHz Snapdragon 800 processors (quad-core), last for up to 11 hours of “mixed use,” utilize a new forked version of Android called Fire OS 3.0 “Mojito,” introduce free 24×7 tech support through the Mayday button, and can connect via LTE on both AT&T and Verizon networks.
The Fire HDX 7 WiFi model starts at $229 for the 16GB WiFi model, and is available for pre-order starting today. Amazon plans to begin shipping orders by October 18. If you want the 4G LTE version of the HDX 7, you’ll pay at least $329 and see shipments beginning November 14.
The Fire HDX 8.9 WiFi starts at $379 for the 16GB WiFi model with pre-orders opening today as well. Amazon expects to begin shipping 8.9 orders by November 7. If you want to go 4G LTE HDX 8.9, you are looking at a price of at least $479 with a shipping estimate of December 10.
Amazon Links: Kindle Fire HDX 7 | Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (more…)
For the next 72 hours (three days), Amazon is hosting a sale for new Sprint customers (or customers adding a line of service to an existing account), offering top tier devices for rock bottom prices. When signing up on a new agreement, the HTC One can be purchased for $0.01, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 for $49.99. Any color of the device can be bought, including the special Red One from HTC, plus the Purple Galaxy S4 from HTC. (more…)
Update: Amazon has flat out denied this report, stating that they are not launching a phone this year, but if they did it “would not be free.”
According to sources of ex-WSJ reporters Jessica Lessin and Amir Efrati, Amazon might be listing its upcoming smartphone at an unbeatable price – free. Apparently, there is still some speculation on how Amazon will make its money back on the device, but a few reports speculate that the e-retailer could require a subscription to Amazon Prime. From what the source states, “Amazon wants the device to be free whether or not people sign up for a new wireless plan at the same time.” (more…)
If you don’t frequent Amazon’s free app of the day, today might be the day to stop back by. The online retailer is offering up a handful of their greatest hits, all for free as we head into the weekend. You’ll see titles like World of Goo ($2.99), Swiftkey ($3.99), PAC-MAN ($2.99), and Sprinkle ($1.99).
Of course, you’ll need Amazon’s Appstore in order to get any of these, and may even need to keep it installed to use them. That’s unfortunate, but part of the game.
Go get your freebies.
Cheers Tony, Brian, and Greg!
For the industry as a whole, it’s unfortunate that Samsung has become the lone Android OEM to continue to include microSD card slots in its phones, especially when you see deals like today’s through Amazon Gold Box. But since so many of you actually own Samsung’s latest and greatest devices, you probably couldn’t care less about the competition. And with that, we present to you the most recent 60% off SanDisk flash storage sale.
In today’s listing (Amazon does these every couple of months, in case you were wondering), you can pick up SanDisk 32GB or 64GB Class 10, UHS-1 microSD cards for $19.99 and $41.99, respectively. Amazon claims that these are 71% and 58% discounts. If you don’t need another microSD card, you may want to look into a simple flash drive as well, especially if you get down with the OTG game. Today’s deal has the extra tiny and packable Cruzer Fit 16GB ($10.49) and 32GB ($18.49) flash drive, along with the standard size 32GB ($17.49) and 64GB ($31.99) Cruzer.
You’ll find regular SD cards as well.
Amazon Links: Ultra microSD Cards (Start at $19.99) | Cruzer Fit Flash Drives (Start at $10.49)
The rest of the Gold Box deals can be had here.