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Amazon Prime Air: an amazing but doomed 30-minute delivery option using drones
By Andrew Kameka on Monday December 02, 2013

On CBS 60 Minutes last night, Amazon unveiled something rather surprising: a self-flying quad-copter that it plans to use to deliver products as fast as 30-minutes. It looks innovative, incredible, and almost guaranteed to not happen at any point in the foreseeable future.

Amazon Kindle phone will be made by HTC
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday October 15, 2013

Amazon's long-rumored Android smartphone has popped up in the news once again, and the latest whispers suggest that struggling smartphone manufacturer HTC will actually develop the "Kindle phone."

Amazon Kindle Fire HDX launches with 2.2 GHz processor and new Fire OS 3.0 "Mojito"
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday September 25, 2013

The Amazon Kindle Fire line is due for a refresh and Amazon has given the Kindle Fire HD an upgrade to a new Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz quad-core processor, an HD display, and an updated version of its Android-based Fire OS software. Here's the new Kindle Fire HDX.

Amazon: if and when we release our rumored Kindle phone, it won't be free
By Andrew Kameka on Monday September 09, 2013

Since Amazon introduced the Kindle Fire two years ago, rumors have circulated that the online retailer would follow-up with an Amazon phone. The Wall Street Journal reports that an Amazon spokesperson has denied rumors that the company would sell the phone this year.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launches in Europe and Japan, drops price in U.S.
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday March 13, 2013

The Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet is now available in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and Japan. Amazon previously focused its sales efforts in the U.S., but its popular tablet has expanded availability. Amazon also lowered the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 price in the U.S. to $269 for the 16GB Wi-Fi version. The 4G LTE-capable Kindle Fire HD 8.9 now starts at $399.

Amazon launches "Coins" virtual currency for Kindle Fire purchases, will give away millions to promote system
By Andrew Kameka on Tuesday February 05, 2013

>Amazon has introduced its own virtual currency system for Kindle Fire users to make app, game, and in-app purchases later this year. The new Amazon Coins will launch for U.S. customers in May, and Amazon will distribute free coins once the system begins.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 on sale for only $249
By Andrew Kameka on Monday December 10, 2012

Amazon is known to dangle discounts in front of its shoppers to encourage purchases, and today's Gold Box Deal is one of the best the company it has offered in a while. Today only, the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is available for $50 less than its normal cost. The 16GB model of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is available for a limited time at $249.99, and the 32GB model costs $319. Buyers can enter "FIREHD89" at checkout to get the discount. The offer ends today and applies only to purchases shipped to customers in the United States.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 begins shipping today for $299, in Best Buy stores starting tomorrow
By Andrew Kameka on Thursday November 15, 2012

Amazon today announced that its Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet is now shipping to customers who pre-ordered the device when it was first announced in September. The company also released more details on its holiday launch plans.

Amazon may buy Texas Instruments' mobile chip business
By Andrew Kameka on Monday October 15, 2012

Texas Instruments has hinted that it will move away from producing processors for smartphones and tablets, but Amazon, which relies on TI for its Kindle Fire tablets, may step in to purchase the division.

Amazon confirms it doesn't make money selling Kindle Fire HD or other devices
By Andrew Kameka on Friday October 12, 2012

It's long been said that Amazon's low-cost Kindle Fire tablets and Kindle eReaders don't turn a profit for the online retailer, and CEO Jeff Bezos has confirmed that to be true in an interview with the BBC.