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Amazon offering $137 worth of free apps
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 25, 2014

Amazon's ecosystem may get knocked for having a lack of apps, but the truth is the company's store has a great many of the top titles, whether that be games or apps. The online retailer has today given users a great incentive to use their app store by putting $137 worth of titles for free, and there are some good ones too.

Amazon's new tablet line up detailed in full
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 18, 2014

Amazon has taken a thrashing in the smartphone market with its Fire Phone flagship flopping to be one of the tech disasters of recent years. However, the retail giant does have a history of making moderately successful hardware with its Kindle tablets, while the company's Kindle e-readers have proven the market leaders in that niche.

AT&T stopped Amazon/HTC budget device
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 11, 2014

Amazon's Fire Phone is the smartphone flop of the year and two months after launch is on a very slippery slope to obscurity. Expect the device to disappear entirely within a few months as consumers have just not warmed to the handset that started life as an expensive flagship. In terms of specs the Fire Phone gets plenty of things right, but went against Amazon's tablet model of selling affordable products.

Dousing the flame of the Amazon Fire Phone: the flop of the year
By Luke Jones on Monday September 08, 2014

Amazon's Fire Phone is the flop of the year, and there is no getting away from the fact that it has been since day one. Despite having a few standout features and an admittedly solid smartphone experience, the Fire Phone has fallen flat with consumers in a big way, showing that Amazon seriously overestimated how easily people would want to buy into its ecosystem.

Do you want an Amazon Fire Phone?
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 06, 2014

We called it when the Amazon Fire Phone launched, we said that the device lacked that something special to make it a hit and later pre-order analytics proved that it could be a huge flop. It seems that no one is buying the handset just weeks after its roll out, but worse it seems that most consumers have no intentions at all of buying the device.

How to sideload Android apps to the Amazon Fire Phone
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014

Amazon has done a pretty good job in beefing up its Appstore recently and indeed when the Fire Phone was launched the company boasted that there was 240,000 apps and games in the store. That is impressive, but it still pales in significance to the amount available on Android's Google Play Store and Apple's App Store.

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HDX shows up on AnTuTu
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 29, 2014

When Amazon launched the Kindle Fire HDX last year it came as quite a surprise because it was a hugely affordable but high spec'd tablet. With a stunning screen and blazing performance, the HDX had a solid claim to being the best small tablet, even in a market that included the iPad Mini Retina, Nexus 7, et al.

Does Amazon lose money on each Fire Phone?
By Luke Jones on Tuesday July 29, 2014

Amazon's hardware has always been a conduit to get consumers to buy things from the retail business that built the company. That is why the Kindle range has always been affordable and high spec'd, simply because Amazon was willing to take a loss on each one sold to get consumers into the online store. It is a model that worked for the company's tablets and e-readers, but what about the recently launched Fire Phone smartphone?

The FTC responds to Amazon with a court case
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 10, 2014

We brought you news last week that Amazon was willing to ignore Financial Trade Commission (FTC) demands to change its in-app purchase policies. It now seems that the inevitable has happened and the regulatory body has decided to take Amazon to court.

Amazon ready to fight the FTC over in app purchases
By Luke Jones on Thursday July 03, 2014

Amazon is risking the wrath of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over the company's policies regarding in app purchases, and it seems the online retailer turned hardware maker doesn't care.