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 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 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.
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'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."
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.
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.
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 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 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.