Posts tagged with: Amazon
  • by | August 23, 2013 8:20 PM

    We cover tons of legal disputes between various companies in the mobile space, whether that's Apple vs. Samsung, Apple vs. Motorola, Apple vs. HTC... well, let's just say that Apple's lawyers sure must make a nice living. One we haven't touched on too much has been the big Apple e-book pricing scandal concerning Amazon and others, led by the US DOJ. Apple's since been found guilty of federal antitrust violations, and the DOJ is currently working out a settlement with Apple. As the details are negotiated, we're starting to get a sense of how this might change the way Apple sells all sorts ...

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  • by | August 22, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon's fire sale on none-other than their Kindle Fire line-up. Later we talk about Samsung's plan to probably launch Tizen in the next couple of months. The Sony Honami is next as the company has begun teasing the device and calling it their company's best. We later go through some reports that the iPhone 5S and 5C might be launched on the last days of September. We end today's show talking about Microsoft's new ad, which again bashes iOS and Android, but this time, in a smarter way. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon ...

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  • by | August 22, 2013 1:06 PM

    It's not particularly controversial to suggest that new versions of Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets are on their way, following last year's introduction of Fire HD models. Over the last several weeks, though, rumors about a third generation of Fire hardware have really picked up the pace, and leaks have been getting much more specific in their depictions of these new devices. Most recently, benchmark results added credence to some of those rumors, appearing to confirm details like a high-res 2560 x 1600 display on the new 8.9-inch model and Snapdragon 800s galore. As we wait to learn just ...

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  • by | August 16, 2013 8:08 PM

    Amazon announced its Kindle Fire HD lineup during the first week of September last year, following the first-gen Kindle Fire launch the September before. If history intends to repeat itself, we could be just weeks away from checking out an all-new refresh to the Kindle Fire family. We've heard a few rumors about just what kind of hardware we could be looking at for these tablets, and it all sounds like some pretty high-end gear. Today we get to look at some benchmark data that lines up nicely with those specs. Over on GFXBench, there's an unknown Amazon tablet with the designation KFAPWA. ...

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  • by | July 30, 2013 9:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the fact that it seems that the Nokia Lumia 1020 has not sold as well as we expected. Still, there are rumors of the company working on its own Windows RT tablet, even though these rumors aren't quite new. ASUS follows as the company's Chairman doesn't seem happy at all with Windows RT and is planning to not offer it on future tablets. The Samsung Exynos processor follows, as there are some benchmark realities to talk about. We end today's show talking about some leaks of the Amazon Kindle Fire line-up for 2013, even though we're not excited. ...

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  • by | July 30, 2013 3:41 PM

    Nokia's Lumia 1020 is one smartphone with a lot going for it – at the risk of sounding like a broken record, its 41-megapixel PureView sensor makes the phone's imaging capabilities second-to-none, and a number of us here at Pocketnow are big fans of the phone. But beyond all that it can do itself, the 1020's also a strategically important smartphone, and could serve to do wonders for the Windows Phone platform. That is, of course, assuming that the phone's a hit. Though the handset has only just become available, there's already some evidence suggesting it's failing to attract the ...

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  • by | July 30, 2013 10:49 AM

    We've got tablet refreshes on the mind, what with the new Nexus 7 just going official last week, but that's far from the only new version of an old tablet that we've been looking forward to. There are other new Nexus models to anticipate, as well as some new iPads, but what about the classic budget tablet, the Kindle Fire? Last year brought us the Fire HD lineup, and we've already heard some rumors about what further changes might be in store this time around. Today we get a lot more detail on just what we could expect. Earlier, we had little more than resolutions: supposedly, there would ...

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  • by | July 9, 2013 12:23 PM

    The first Kindle Fire tablet was a big deal when it landed, offering shoppers interested in tablets a chance to check one out from a respected name without breaking the bank in the process. Amazon stepped things up last year with the Kindle Fire HD and new size options, but by then it had the stiff competition of the Nexus 7 to deal with. Will Amazon be able to capture our attention once again with its next tablet offerings? Some new rumors attempt to paint the picture of what Amazon could be planning for the third generation of the Kindle Fire. One of the biggest changes could be to ...

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  • by | May 23, 2013 7:17 AM

    Rumors are surfacing about Amazon playing with the idea of finally bringing a smartphone to market. Why wouldn't they? They've already got some basic eBook readers, and some devices that should rightly be called "tablets". They don't have a phone, not yet anyway. So what's this we're hearing about an Amazon 3D phone? According to sources that don't want to be named, not only is Amazon working on a phone, but it might include a 3D user interface as well. I know what you're saying: we already had 3D phones, and they flopped -- big time. You're right, but let's look at what went wrong, and ...

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  • by | May 9, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Nokia's marketing campaign for their un-announced Nokia Lumia 928. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active, which is now tipped for AT&T. Asus is next as we talk about their event planned for Computex where they'll probably launch their new Transformer tablet. Then we go through some Apple news as we hear more reports of the next iPhone being called the iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about Amazon and the probability that they might bring two phones to the market, one with a 3D display. All this and more after the break. ...

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  • by | May 9, 2013 5:09 PM

    Rumors of an Amazon smartphone have been around forever, and after the Kindle Fire launched, speculation has only heated up that Amazon was planning to branch out into phones, as well. We've talked about the various rumors a number of times over the past few months, but they all seemed to tell the tale of a pretty pedestrian-sounding smartphone. The latest rumors to arrive suggest the company could have some much bolder plans in mind, trying to rekindle the 3D smartphone fad with the introduction of an Amazon 3D smartphone. According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has two smartphones ...

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  • by | April 2, 2013 2:12 AM

    We've heard tons of rumors regarding an Amazon phone for the last couple of years. It still hasn't become a reality, and many of us believe it has to do with Amazon's closed business model, which has only proven to be mildly good on their tablet offerings as a strategy. Now, once you start noticing that Charlie Kindel, former General Manager of the Windows Phone developer platform, show up for work at Amazon on Monday, and being in charge of a secret program, rumors get good. This is the first time we see Amazon actually hiring a high-caliber executive from any other company focused on ...

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  • by | March 30, 2013 7:00 AM

    With so many devices launched between the fall of 2012 and Spring of 2013, we know many of you want to know what's worth your money, and what you should skip with no questions asked. Both 2012 and 2013 have been great years for mobile technology, but we have a feature called "Worst Gadgets Ever" for a reason. There's always a good deal of products that either end-up as vapor ware, some that suck on their own, and some which simply aren't worth your money when compared to other devices in the market. We thought we'd help you with the Top 5 devices that we would all skip out of everything ...

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  • by | March 28, 2013 1:40 PM

    We love us some new technology, and we certainly give it its fair shake on today's episode of the Pocketnow Weekly. But every so often, you need to give a little lip-service to the tech of days gone by. The platforms and devices of yesteryear. That's right: I'm talking about dead technology. It makes sense, then, that a man going by the twitter handle DeadTechnology is here to help us dust off those fond memories. In his inaugural visit to the Pocketnow Weekly, our own Adam Doud pulls back the veil of public apathy secrecy surrounding the phenomenon of the "webOS meetup," a regular ...

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  • by | March 27, 2013 7:00 PM

    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we go through some new iOS 6.1.3 bugs that have been detected. Then we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and some new things discovered after a ROM dump. Later it's more Galaxy S 4 talk as we have some results on battery tests against the HTC One and iPhone 5. Later we talk about some new Xperia models leaked, the Xperia A and Xperia UL, and please don't laugh at the names before we do. We end today's show talking about Amazon and their probable 4.7-inch smartphone. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Latest iOS 6.1.3 Update Seems Pretty Bug-Prone ...

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