Deal: Amazon has the Verizon Galaxy S5 for $99 (Upgrades and New Accounts)

Since launch, the Samsung Galaxy S5 for Verizon has been sold out at Amazon, probably because of its insanely low $99 on-contract price, which is half of what everyone else is selling it for. Today, Amazon changed the in-stock status to “2 to 3 weeks,” so if you had been holding out on purchasing the phone until Amazon gave you a better estimate on shipping, now you have it.

Keep in mind that Verizon is still running a BOGO (buy one get one free) deal on the Galaxy S5, but that deal also requires two contracts to be signed. With Amazon’s $99 price, you could just do one phone if you’d like.

The deal is for all customer types – upgrades, new lines, and new customers. Amazon also has both black and white variants.

Amazon Links:  Galaxy S5 (Black) | Galaxy S5 (White)

Hulu Plus, Crackle, and Showtime Coming to Amazon Fire TV Voice Search This Summer

Shortly after Amazon announced its new Fire TV at the beginning of this month, with accurate voice search as one of its highlighted features, pundits quickly questioned its limited searching power. Fire TV’s voice search can only search Amazon content, plus content from one partner app made by Vevo. Amazon promised that more apps would soon join the party, which they have announced today as Hulu Plus, Crackle, and SHOWTIME ANYTIME.

These apps won’t enable unified voice search until this summer, but at least it’s a start or something to look forward to. Before long, I’d imagine this list will grow dramatically, assuming the Fire TV sees any sort of success.

How has your Fire TV experience been thus far? Walking Dead on it is certainly full of win.  (more…)

First Photos of Amazon 3D Smartphone Emerge, May Launch Alongside Low-End Model

Speculation of an Amazon smartphone is nearly as old as time itself. Well, that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but it seems nearly every year that rumblings suggesting the online retailer is planning to launch a phone are widely reported but never pan out. This time may be different, however; if information and snapshots obtained by BGR proves accurate, Amazon may finally look to grab a slice of the smartphone market this summer. (more…)

Amazon Reportedly Prepping 3D Hologram-like Capable Smartphone to Launch in September

According to The Wall Street Journal, who spoke with sources briefed on upcoming Amazon plans, the massive online retailer will look to get its smartphone feet wet in 2014, with a device reported to come with a rather futuristic feature.

The company has been briefing developers in both the San Francisco and Seattle regions, detailing a device capable of giving off a 3D hologram-like appearance to images.  (more…)

Amazon Dash, a Tool to Make Buying Groceries a Painless Process

It seems Amazon is on a roll this week, having just announced its set-top box Fire TV, and now Amazon Dash. With Dash, you simply scan items using the device or speak into its microphone, then Dash will add items to your Amazon Fresh shopping list. From there, Amazon ships the items to you, with most cases being 1-day delivery. As of right now, only certain regions in just two states are supported, but the future of grocery shopping looks exciting. (more…)

Samsung Gear 2 and Gear Fit Now Up for Pre-order From Amazon, Ship April 11

Samsung’s new lineup of sporty wearables – Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo, and Gear Fit – is up for pre-order through Amazon already, all of which show a launch date of April 11. If that date sounds familiar, that’s because the Galaxy S5 is launching globally on that day as well.

We’ve got links to all items below, but in case you were wondering, pricing looks like this:  Gear 2 ($299), Gear 2 Neo ($199), and Gear Fit ($199).  (more…)