Category: Amazon


Amazon announces Fire Phone

At a press event today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone, Amazon’s first smartphone. The Fire Phone will feature a 4.7” IPS LCD HD display, quad-core 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 graphics processor, and 2GB of RAM. The Fire Phone also features a 13MP rear-facing camera, with f/2.0 five element lens and optical image



BlackBerry closing its movie and music portals prior to Amazon transition

In addition to partnering with Amazon on its Appstore in BlackBerry 10.3, BlackBerry is set to shutter its little-used music and movie portals on July 21st. While former purchases will continue to be available, BlackBerry announced that it will rely on third-party apps such as Netflix, Crackle and others to provide movie downloads. The move underlines



Amazon boasts 240,000 Appstore apps, triples year-over-year

On the eve of Amazon’s smartphone announcement, the company has released states pertaining to its increasingly-impressive Android Appstore. Now boasting 240,000 apps and games, a three times increase since last year, the company is making it apparent that not only does it take developers seriously, but its incentives are often better than Apple’s or Google’s.



The controller of Amazon’s purported Android-powered gaming console leaks

While we cannot verify the authenticity of the image, the controller for Amazon’s rumoured Android-powered gaming console has leaked, and it looks to be very familiar. The design is akin to Ouya’s controller, though there are a few extra buttons on board, including standard Android navigation keys and what looks like a radioactive etching that



Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 review

In many ways, I’m glad Amazon took its time bringing the Kindle Fire series of tablets Canada. Now in its third generation, Kindle is a brand both mature and distinguished from other Android devices; its Fire OS, though separate from the Play Store universe, boasts the extensive feature set one would expect from a modern



Amazon posting $5 credit for Android app store downloads

Amazon is feeling festive, or is appearing that way in order to convince you to download from its Android app store. The company is running a promo beginning today, December 24th, until December 28th, wherein a download, free or paid, will earn the user a $5 promo credit to his or her account. The credit



Good Deal: Kindle Fire HD on sale for $129 from Amazon Canada

If you’re not looking for the latest and fastest tablet from Amazon, Apple, Samsung et al, you may want to check out today’s discount on the OG Kindle Fire HD. Last year’s model is a little slower and not quite as slick as the new HDX variety, but Amazon has put the 16GB model on