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The Fire Phone will tank, but don't use Amazon to prove it
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 02, 2014

The Amazon Fire Phone launched two weeks ago with some of the things we look for in a new smartphone, such as innovation, cool software, and the potential for growth. However, the device is curious because it was met with a collective shrug from the tech community, and it is doing little better with consumers. The Fire Phone is becoming something of a flop early in its life and is already plunging the depths of the company's own best seller lists according to Wired.

Amazon Fire Phone has top-shelf specs, multiple cameras for 3D UI, and free tech support
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday June 18, 2014

Amazon introduced the Kindle to shake up eBooks, the Kindle Fire to outshine Android tablets, and it now has its own product to enter the ultra-competitive smartphone market - the Fire Phone.

Amazon announces June event that's likely to debut 3D smartphone
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday June 04, 2014

Amazon will likely unveil its first smartphone later this month at a special event in Seattle. The major online retailer and tablet manufacturer has announced that it will have a launch event on June 18th.

Amazon launches Fire TV, an Android-based media and gaming TV accessory
By Andrew Kameka on Wednesday April 02, 2014

Amazon today took the first step toward delivering its media library in the living room by announcing the release of Amazon Fire TV, a small black set-top box running a version of Android and HTML.

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.