In 2007, Apple screwed early adopters of the iPhone with a quick price cut and Steve Jobs apologized. Amazon took a phone from $199 with two year contract to 99 cents in 46 days. Your move Jeff Bezos.
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Amazon's gameplan here is pretty clear. It's a 'get people into the ecosystem as fast as possible—and at any cost' move.
Taiwanese electronics manufacturing giant, which produces various high-tech devices including Apple iPhone and Amazon Kindle, is evaluating Detroit and Los Angeles, among other cities, as potential sites.
With Apple jumping into the gadget trade-in business I decided to compare its prices to the competition to see who offered the best buyback prices on the iPhone 4 and 4S. Read this before you sell your old iPhone.
With extended support to two of Apple's most popular devices, Amazon execs boast that they have the "most widely compatible cloud playback solution available."
The cloud is dividing into a battle between two platforms — Amazon Web Services and OpenStack — in the same way phones have divided into a competition between iOS and Android, Netflix's cloud architect has said
There most common gamification platform may be your standard PC web browser, typically accessed via a laptop or desktop computer, but every new piece of personal tech hardware has the potential to open up new avenues. For example, mobile phones and tablets such as the iPad have had some gamification success, especially when it comes to GPS-powered location-specific game features, such as check-ins at a specific place.
Amazon's new student-focused iPhone application lets students buy and trade-in books and gadgets for the new back-to-school season.
Amazon has sweetened up the Kindle application that runs on the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch with some extra multimedia support.
Amazon announced today that it was opening up its Kindle reader device to 3rd party applications to be distributed later this year in the Kindle Store.This news was just one more in a string of announcements from platform vendors large and small that they're getting the message: The app store model that Apple has proved so successfully with the iPhone is becoming the next frontier when it comes to next-generation software distribution that creates clear value for both customers and companies alike.What will then mean for software distribution models of the future? You can bet they will look a lot like the Apple App Store...
Amazon is making its Kindle electronic book service more accessible by launching a new free app for Windows PCs. The new app will let users download and read ebooks on their computer, and, like the iPhone app, it will sync with Kindle readers.
One of the weaknesses of the Amazon Kindle is the inability to read books on anything other than a Kindle or iPhone/iPod touch. That will be changing soon though as Microsoft showed off an Amazon Kindle reader on Windows PCs at the Windows 7 launch event. I still think the B&N Nook beats the Kindle for a number of reasons, but this is one less advantage the Nook has over the Kindle.
As a daily train commuter and a person who travels on airplanes about once a month I do enjoy occasionally watching movies on my mobile phones. The iPhone is great for iTunes rental or purchases, while the Nokia N97 and Nokia 5800 are excellent Amazon Video On Demand devices. According to the Chicago Tribune Blockbuster made a deal with Motorola to bring an OnDemand movie application and service to future Motorola handsets. There are no details yet on when the service will launch or on what phones, but we do know that Motorola plans to release Google Android devices later this year or in early 2010 so the service may launch at that time.
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A quirky change in Amazon’s Product Advertising API is having a huge, negative impact on Apple developer Wil Shipley.
James kicked off MobileTechRoundup show #171 by talking about an accessory that is hot news this week and that is the Verizon Wireless MiFi EVDO router that makes it quick and easy to get up to 5 devices connected to Verizon's high speed data network. I then talked about the Sidekick LX 2009 and Nokia E71x when Kevin chimed in about SlingPlayer Mobile for the iPhone. Cupcake is rolling out to Android owners. All three of us closed the show by throwing out our thoughts on the Amazon Kindle DX.
The iPhone Kindle application is a great way to keep reading your Kindle content while out and about when your Kindle is back at home. One big complaint people have had though is the difficult way to purchase Kindle content to read on the iPhone if you do not own a Kindle. You could use the Amazon website, but it was clunky on the iPhone. Amazon announced the launch of an iPhone-optimized Kindle site that makes it much easier to find and purchase Kindle content on the iPhone. Simply tap the Get Books icon in the Kindle for iPhone application to access the new iPhone-optimized store.
OK, so my friends thought I was nuts for spending nigh-onto $300 on my iPhone a couple of years ago. Now, Amazon wants to charge close to $500 (yes, I know it's officially $489, but have you paid sales tax lately) for the new Kindle DX.
I am very happy with my Kindle 2 device and even more happy that I can read my Kindle content on the iPhone. As I pointed out in my iPhone Kindle application review the application is fairly basic and not the best ebook reader application for the iPhone. Stanza is arguably the best iPhone ebook application and yesterday we heard that the developers of Stanza, Lexcycle, was acquired by Amazon. The Lexcycle blog states that the application will continue to be offered and customers can still buy content from partners to use with Stanza.
Updated: Amazon followed up its iPhone application with one for the BlackBerry, but only folks with trackball devices need to bother with the download. The BlackBerry Storm isn't supported.
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