Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Coming to Amazon or a Store Near You… in October

We show Apple and Google releases a lot of love here but I thought we might show you a little something from Amazon, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

The new Kindle will feature the following:

  • Quad-core Snapdragon 805 Processor, clocked at 2.5GHz
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi, translation: Gigabit Wi-Fi
  • 2560×1600 (339 pixels per inch) HD Display, 30% more pixels vs. the iPad Air’s Retina display.
  • Weighs 13.2 ounces, 20% lighter than the iPad Air.
  • Dynamic Light Control that adjusts the screen automatically for better e-book reading.
  • Dolby Atmos surround sound and speakers 2x times louder than the iPad Air.
  • 1080p Video capture and 8mp camera
  • Fire OS 4.0 (Sangria) a modified version of Android KitKat (Android 4.4)
  • Amazon Free Cloud Storage for Photos taken with a Fire device.
  • Up to 12 hours of reading books, browsing , listening to your tunes, and watching movies.
  • Amazon Optional Gear:  Origami cover and the NEW Fire keyboard, a superslim 7 ounce keyboard with touchpad.

The specs are fantastic for the price coming in at $379 for the Wi-Fi only version and $479.99 for the 4G model.

Big shout out to Cnet.com’s David Carnoy for all the details on Amazon’s newest hardware.

 

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Amazon wants you to Twitch & it’s going to cost them $970m to make it happen.

So you have seen countless video game playthroughs on YouTube of some of the most popular games but were never sure how they did it. Enter services like Twitch, which allow you to broadcast your games live to the net. It’s a catching trend and Amazon took the opportunity to snatch up the service for the loft sum of $970 million.

Here’s what Cnet.com’s Donna Tam (@DonnaYTam) had to say about the purchase.

“Amazon, in its efforts to increase its video-streaming offerings, plans to buy live-streaming video game site Twitch for about $970 million in cash, the two companies announced Monday.

The deal, the largest cash buy in the e-tailer’s history, helps Amazon expand its video-streaming service, as it pits its fledgling Amazon Prime Instant Video streaming service against streaming giant Netflix. CEO Jeff Bezos has made it clear that it is committed to growing its video offerings, including the development of original content.

Twitch is a video platform that streams content geared toward gamers, including live gaming footage, commentary, and online shows. The company said Monday it counts more than 1.1 million unique broadcasters per month, up from 600,000 in November last year. Their videos are reaching more than 55 million gamers, up from 45 million before. On average, Twitch said, users watch 106 minutes per day….”

To read the full article visit CNET.com HERE.

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Bibiliophiles Get Their Fix

Kindle Unlimited might just be the Next Hit for Book Junkies!

Amazon’s Testing a new bibliophiles “drug” called Kindle Unlimited so now they can rent a new book anytime they want.

Even though Prime members have had the ability to lend books already typically that has been limited to one book per month but with Kindle Unlimited that could all be changing. With over 8,000 audio books, plus the existing Lending Library, book loves around the e-World will now have enough literature to rival a small library at their disposal. According to a cached Kindle Unlimited page, the new service should work on any device capable of using the Kindle App like Android, iOS, or Windows.

As of right now this is still experimental and so it may never make to Main Street but we hope it does, there’s nothing like downloading a good book while you wait at the airport or listening to one on your way to work. So if your listening Amazon, make this happen.

 

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Amazon Game and App Give Away

Free Games & Apps from the Amazon App Store

Hey it’s Friday and the work week is almost over, well for most of us, so why not treat yourself to some fun. If you own a Kindle device and want a few freebies from the awesome folks at Amazon then head over HERE. Available apps/games include Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Adventure Time Card Wars, Notepad+, and Accuweather Platinum just to name a few. Some of the games will not work on traditional or non-HD Kindle devices but they tell you upfront when adding them to your cart. The games and apps usually cost up to $10 but it’s not to often that apps and games are given away so go ahead and get while the getting’s good.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazons next big adventure

The Next Big Thing From Amazon is Right Around The Corner

If you follow Amazon on Twitter, then you saw Amazon posted a YouTube video and a link to join their June 18th launch event. So what is this new device you might ask? Some are speculating that the announcement will unveil their new Amazon smartphone with 3D support, but of course this is speculation. Amazon made huge leaps into the tablet world with the Kindle Fire so we are excited to see what is to come in the smartphone realm.

Be sure to check out their teaser trailer here.

If your going to be in the Seattle area on June 18th and want a chance to see the unveil go to sign up page for a chance to attend the announcement party here.