Amazon’s take on an Android phone (well, sort of), the Fire Phone, previously priced at $650, has just been dropped all the way down to 99 cents, along with a contract of course. It will be available exclusively with AT&T if bought on contract and will set you back $18.75 a month for 2 years, totalling $450, still $200 cheaper than the device’s unlocked version. Considering you get a monthly AT&T package and a full year of Amazon Prime ($99) if bought before December 31st, it’s a great deal if this is a device you wanted to get. Read More
In a statement given to CNBC, Tim Cook completely bashed the new Apple book, titled “Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs”:
This nonsense belongs with some of the other books I’ve read about Apple. It fails to capture Apple, Steve, or anyone else in the company. Apple has over 85,000 employees that come to work each day to do their best work, to create the world’s best products, to put their mark in the universe and leave it better than they found it. This has been the heart of Apple from day one and will remain at the heart for decades to come. I am very confident about our future.
Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer has just launched an ad for the Amazon Kindle HD that compares the iPad’s gorgeous retina display to the HD screen of the Amazon Kindle HD. The ad clearly mentions that both devices have HD quality screens and that you won’t be able to spot the difference in screen quality, but when it comes to pricing, Amazon only charges $299 while the iPad is priced at $499. Read More
Apple, you need to be careful of Amazon. Amazon has today launched a new web based music store specifically for iPhone users. iOS users can now go to amazon.com/mp3 to purchase music from the website directly for their iPhone, and everything is synced with your Amazon ID. Each song can be previewed for 30 seconds. Read More
At an event today, even Amazon’s Jeff Bezos agreed that Android tablets suck. Before unveiling the new Kindle Fire tablets, Jeff Bezos clearly identified the competition and agreed for the fact that Android tablets are horrible and don’t work.
Here is what he said -
“Customers are smart. Last year, there were more than two dozen Android tablets launched into the marketplace, and nobody bought ‘em. Why? Because they’re gadgets, and people don’t want gadgets anymore. They want services that improve over time. They want services that improve every day, every week, and every month.”
Here comes Amazon into the whole 3D maps war. With Apple replacing Google Maps in iOS 6 and rolling out its very own 3D maps applications, Amazon wants to do the same thing, of-course. Amazon has acquired UpNext to signal that an Amazon powered Maps application could be making its way to the Kindle Fire, without Google’s permission. Read More
TinyCo, an application development company have shared their revenue sources and shed light on which company generates more revenue per user. TinyCo prepared a chart for revenues that come in for the game Tiny Village from the Apple App Store, Amazon App Store and Google Play. It appears that for TinyCo, the Amazon App Store has been performing way above expectations and also leaves behind the Apple App Store in terms of revenue. For devices including phones and tablets, 100% of the revenue comes in from the Apple App Store, 180% from the Amazon App Store and 65% from Google Play. Read More
Amazon have posted a new advertisement that yet again takes aim at the iPad. The company via the Ad tries to convey the message that cost of three kindles make up for one iPad and that the iPad is bad for reading in direct sunlight. The Kindle Fire has not got positive reviews from reviewers and although it is affordable and is wrapped up in a new modified version of Android, sales are nowhere near that of the iPad. Read More
We all know that Apple dosen’t approve of other companies being ahead of them in the market. One of their typical actions occurred again today. They have removed a third party App from the App Store which allows people to access their music and more on their iOS devices. Amazon’s Cloud Drive is a competitor to Apple’s iCloud service. Like iCloud it allows you to access photos, contacts, calendars and the addition of music and books. This App links directly with your Amazon ID and pushes your data to all of your iOS devices that you have the App installed on. Again, much like iCloud.