07/11/2012, If you’ve got a Kindle Fire and you don’t feel like using Amazon’s customized version of Android – why not give it an upgrade to the latest version of Android? As usual, the folks over at XDA-Developers have worked their magic and come up with a custom ROM for the Amazon Kindle Fire. The ROM is still in beta but it’s usable enough though there are few features not working, […]
06/28/2012, As you may have seen, the launch of the Google Nexus 7 has basically turned the 7″ Kindle Fire into a “toy” which purchase is really hard to justify because its hardware is so weak, the software is so locked, and the added simplicity is so little. The arrival of the $200 Tegra-3/Android 4.1 powered Nexus 7 will change the landscape in what used to be called “low-end” Android tablets, […]
06/11/2012, The Amazon Kindle Fire can now be purchased with $30 coupons (local deal), which represent a 15% discount over the full $199 price of the device. This is not really a fire sale, but from what analyst firm IDC is reporting, the shipments of the Kindle Fire went from 4.8M to 0.7M from Q4 2011 to Q1 2012. This means that the Kindle Fire may need a boost.
06/07/2012, Good news Kindle Fire owners, just in case Amazon’s own offerings weren’t enough, it looks like you guys will now have the option of getting your videos via the HBO GO app! The app will be free for download of course, and is currently available via the Amazon Appstore. Just in case you’re wondering what’s the fuss, the HBO GO app will basically allow HBO subscribers with service through certain […]
05/31/2012, Amazon today announced that two anthologies of Doonesbury as well as Dilbert comic strips will be available for purchase for their first time in digital format as a Kindle Fire exclusive. In a deal between the company and Publishing company Andrews McMeel, Kindle Fire users will be able to purchase Garry Trudeau’s “40: A Doonesbury Retrospective” as well as Scott Adams’ “Dilbert 2.0” for $9.99 and $7.99 respectively.
05/18/2012, Rumors of a new Amazon Kindle Fire arriving this year have been running rampant. Granted it’s not out of the question for Amazon to refresh the Kindle Fire’s hardware for 2012, but so far based on the rumors, it seems that Amazon could have either two Kindle Fires planned, or they might only release one. Back in March we reported that Amazon was rumored to launch a 7” and a […]
05/18/2012, If you’re looking to get your hands on an Amazon Kindle Fire, you could be looking at advertisements on your home screen in the future. According to reports (via Adage), it seems that Amazon has approached several ad agencies and has offered them the opportunity to purchase an ad spot on the Kindle Fire’s home screen. It seems that for a fee of about $600,000, advertisers can expect their campaigns […]
05/17/2012, Now here is a skin that will definitely bring back fond memories for those who grew up with the classic Nintendo Game Boy as their primary mode of portable entertainment. Sure, you have ended up as more cerebral these days, but that does not mean you cannot have a little bit of extra fun, right? This unique Game Boy skin for the Amazon Kindle Fire does as it says, coming […]
05/04/2012, According to NPD DisplaySearch the global market research and consulting firm, the tablet market is expected to grow by five times, over the next five years. The firm predicted that from a total of 81.6 million tablets that were shipped in 2011, it will hit an alleged 424.9 million tablets by 2017. The reason for this surge according to NPD is because of an expected flourish among mobile operating systems […]
05/03/2012, Following the release of version 6.3 software update for the Kindle Fire last month that included moving rental timing tweaks, increased sharing options, and Wi-Fi reconnect, Amazon will be launching a second update to the device line-up with version 6.3.1 coming to the road in the next coming days. The latest Kindle Fire update brings in more parental control options for its users. Amazon is giving more options to its […]
04/26/2012, The world of tablets has been fragmented mainly between the iOS and Android platforms, and for the latter, there is even further fragmentation occurring. For instance, the different sized tablets (7″ and 10″) do cause some headaches amongst potential buyers, not to mention the price point. Comscore reports that price is king at the moment, since Amazon’s Kindle Fire, which was launched not too long ago (November 2011), has managed […]
04/26/2012, Draw Something, the hit game that looks set to be a cult classic, has now spread its wings to be on the Amazon Kindle Fire. Yes sir, this insanely popular game has just launched on the Amazon Appstore, where the game that has a close resemblance to Pictionary is downloable in either free or paid versions, depending on how light or heavy your pocket is. The paid version of Draw […]
04/24/2012, The heavy duty mobile device case-maker OtterBox has revealed an equally heavy duty option for the Amazon Kindle Fire called the Defender Series. The company is known for making strong and solid cases that help protect devices against shock or bumps and in the case of the Kindle Fire, OtterBox Industrial Engineer Cameron Magnus said, The Kindle Fire’s remarkably clean design gave us a blank canvas to work with.
03/29/2012, Grace Digital Inc. has just announced the launch of its FireDock speaker dock for the Kindle Fire. Designed especially for the Kindle Fire, the FireDock accommodates the USB port, headphone jack and power button which are located at the bottom of the tablet. In addition to being able to charge the Android tablet when plugged into a wall socket, the FireDock features an optional lithium-ion battery-pack that lets you bring […]