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    Ever since Amazon released its first Kindle Fire tablet, we've been curious to learn if this interest in Android would lead the company along to eventually releasing its own smartphone. Rumors have been insistent that such a device has been in the works for quite a while at this point, and talked about unusual features like a multi-camera gesture-tracking system and a pseudo-3D eye-tracking interface. More recently, we've seen a few images of actual hardware, and heard that a release could be as soon as this quarter. That's now sounding like it could be a strong possibility, as today ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Amazon and its recent deals with free apps and credits for Memorial Day. HTC follows as we get additional leaks of what to expect for the One M8 Ace. Apple follows as we get new information regarding its Liquidmetal plans. iOS 7.1.2 follows, as apparently we'll get this software update soon to fix a plague of bugs. We end today's show talking about Samsung's new project to give us a Virtual Reality headset for Galaxy devices. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Amazon is giving away $10 in credits, along with 5 free apps - New leaked ...

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    As Memorial Day weekend gets closer, it's always great to find a deal or two available to sweeten things up, and one of the best sources for that is Amazon. The company has done a great job in giving us some free stuff here and there, and if you're active in their Android App Store, you'll be in for some more starting today. Amazon is giving away five free applications, and each of these is also giving you 200 in Amazon Coins. That amount of coins is valued at $2.00, so you're pretty much getting $10 worth in Amazon Credit, and the only catch is to download these five free applications as ...

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    A product recall is generally no fun for any of the parties involved. The manufacturer has to deal with a huge expense, retailers get frustrated by not having products on their shelves, and end users are left inconvenienced. Last month we told you about a headache Nokia was facing over the chargers used on certain international editions of the Lumia 2520 tablet, after learning that they posed a small but tangible risk of electrocuting the user during operation. From what we heard at the time, it sounded like Nokia was handling things well, halting sales of the tablet and advising owners to ...

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    Free-to-download apps are good, but you know what's even better? Free credit to be used towards any premium app purchase you want. It may take a little bit of doing, but we've just learned of a way to combine a couple offers Amazon has running right now to not just end up with ten free apps, but with over $20 in credit left over to be spent on the apps of your choice. Here's how it works: Amazon's got a one-day promo where it's making available nine photography apps for free. OK, but Amazon has free app offers all the time; what's the big deal? The key here is that for each one of those ...

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    Motorola's selling the Moto X cheap for Mother's Day, and in just a few weeks we're sure we'll see oodles of Memorial Day smartphone sales, but these aren't the only holidays companies are taking advantage of to help promote their wares. This coming Sunday is May 4, and while that might not immediately mean anything to a lot of you, to sci-fi fans May the fourth has entrenched itself in their culture as Star Wars Day (may the fourth be with you). Amazingly, someone has noticed the overlap between sci-fi enthusiasts and the tech community, and today we learn about a couple ...

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    Two weeks back, rumors about Amazon's first smartphone made a big leap forward, going from the stuff of analyst speculation and rumor to the leak of pics of a very real physical handset. While a bulky case hid some of the subtleties of the phone's design from us, we could still see enough – specifically, the four front-facing cameras that would equip the phone to track gestures in 3D space – to convince us that this was indeed the Amazon hardware we'd been hearing about for so long. While we still haven't had the opportunity to get a look at this model in the flesh with that case ...

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    Among the usual spread of device rumors, such as this year's iPhone handset, there is yet another unusual device frequenting headlines from an unlikely manufacturer: Amazon. We laughed at the thought of an Amazon-made tablet back in 2011, now the company has seven tablets in its arsenal. Now Amazon is rumored to be creating a smartphone. And despite Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shooting down the rumors back in 2012, the Amazon phone is looking more and more likely. Two weeks ago, BGR leaked some photos of the alleged smartphone. One week later, it detailed some of the inner workings of the phone ...

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    If 2013 was the year when wearables entered mainstream consciousness, thanks to efforts like Google Glass, or Pebble and Galaxy Gear smartwatches, 2014 could be when they positively blow up, bringing us not just more wearables form Pebble and Samsung, but the debut of Android Wear and the expected launch of Apple's iWatch. With more and more manufacturers warming to the idea of wearables every day, retailers are taking note, and today we see Amazon really embrace the category with the launch of its own wearable technology store. It's not just smartwatches, either: Amazon breaks things down ...

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    Since last fall, the rumors surrounding Amazon's first smartphone have largely concentrated on details about the handset's hardware: stuff like that elaborate array of cameras to support in-air gesture control. But a little bit further back, in the waning days of summer 2013, the Amazon phone story was all about how it might be sold, with rumors about exclusive deals for Amazon Prime users, maybe even making the phone available for free. Well, Amazon denied that “free” business, but could Prime still factor in somehow? That's back on our mind today, with a new rumor that something ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how the Samsung Gear Fit is now sold-out, despite its crazy price tag. LG follows the news as we find some official photos of the two variants the company plans to launch. Microsoft follows the news as the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview has exceeded user install-base expectations. Amazon then takes over as we learn more about a new tilting feature in its probable smartphone. We end today's show as we learn why the iPhone 6 phablet might be delayed. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Samsung Gear Fit sells out, despite $200 ...

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    Last week marked a major development for the long-rumored idea of an Amazon smartphone, as the first convincing pictures of development hardware leaked. Just as we'd been hearing about for months and months, the handset featured an array of front-facing cameras, fitting with rumors of an elaborate 3D in-air gesture control system. It remains to be seen just how useful or practical that arrangement might be, but it's hard to deny that this could be an eye-catching feature that Amazon may use to set its phone apart from competitors. Today we learn of another unusual idea Amazon may be ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about how Google is working on making it easier to attach photos on Gmail, through Google+. LG follows the news as some leaked renders of a Japanese phone point to what to expect for the LG G3. We then talk about Apple's CarPlay, and how Pioneer will support it very soon. We then talk about the first leaked photos of the display of the 4.7-inch iPhone 6. We end today's show talking about the Amazon smartphone, which was leaked recently with its four cameras. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Google makes it easier to email photos snapped ...

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    Late last week, we brought you the latest in a long series of rumors about Amazon's efforts towards the release of the company's first smartphone. Over the months, there had been talk of multiple models, possible plans for subsidized sales, and a very unusual eye-tracking system using multiple cameras to allow the phone to create a pseudo-3D effect without the need for a special screen. That recent update attempted to sort things out about a possible release schedule, but did little to further our understanding about any of this hardware itself. Today, however, we're finally ready to get ...

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    Last fall, the long-rumored Amazon smartphone started sounding pretty interesting, as reports distinguished it from run-of-the-mill slates by suggesting that Amazon would give the phone an elaborate series of eye-tracking cameras, capable of producing pseudo-3D parallax effects without the need for a specialized display. That rumor's now back alongside news that Amazon's been showing off the hardware to developers, and some new updates on the company's plans for the phone help us narrow-down when to expect an official announcement. Back in March, we heard that Amazon would launch the phone ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the AT&T announcement of the Galaxy S5 for pre-orders, along with the Samsung Gear line-up as well. Then we talk about HTC and its countdown to the announcement of the All New HTC One. The we go through the rumors of a new build of Android 4.4 KitKat. Amazon follows the news as we go through more rumors of a possible smartphone. We end today's show by going through the rumors of Christian Bale possibly playing Steve Jobs in the Sony biopic. All this and more after the break. Stories: - AT&T announces start to Galaxy S5 pre-orders, ...

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    After dropping off the radar for several months, last week news of Amazon's first smartphone found itself back on our radar, picking up the name “Project Aria” and getting pegged by rumors as being in the works for a release later this year. It was nice to get an update suggesting that the project was still moving forward, but what about the details? Were some of those crazy features like a multi-camera gesture tracking system still in the running? And could we maybe narrow-down that release window a little bit? Today we hear from an industry analyst who believes he has this Amazon ...

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    If it feels like it's been a while since we talked about an Amazon smartphone, that's probably because it has been. Last fall, rumors about one or more Amazon handsets were running rampant, talking about features like an advanced camera system for 3D gesture control or suggesting that HTC might be producing this hardware for Amazon. But then all of a sudden, that news dried up; we hadn't heard a thing since October. Now, four months removed, these Amazon rumors are bubbling back up to the surface, claiming that a launch is due sometime this year. First up, we get that codename, Project ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Microsoft's new trade-in deal where you can get a free Lumia 1020 or Lumia 1520. Then we talk about Android 4.4 KitKat, and which of the hottest phones of 2013 are already getting it in the US. Amazon follows the news as its new iOS app will help you shop in a much smarter way. HTC follows the news as we talk about its possible Google Nexus tablet plans, along with a smartwatch that's being confirmed in the works. We end today's show talking about Steve Wozniaks latest talk about how the iPhone should run Android. All this and more after the ...

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    Amazon's tactics to win new customers are truly legendary. Years ago, if you wanted to compare the price tag of one product at different stores, you had to either give them a call or go. A couple of years ago, Amazon introduced the option for you to scan the barcode of a product and do this comparison within the store, but now it seems the company is out for more details. Amazon's recent update to its iOS app now includes image detection tools. You'd think that scanning a bar code would be enough, but if there's anything you see at your friend's house that you'd like, it's obvious that the ...

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    Even though most of your holiday shopping is over, we know that there is a slight possibility that Santa didn't leave the gift that you really wanted this Christmas. Still, if you're like any of us, then we're sure you're most probably broke already from so much celebration. The great thing is that it's never too late to get the smartphone or tablet that you wanted, and there are some great devices out there that are worth every penny. Watch today's Top 5 as we talk about some of the best deals you'll find in this holiday season. We're not just talking about devices that are affordable, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the CyanogenMod variant of the Oppo N1, and its official launch today. Amazon follows the news as we talk about their new app store deals and why they exist. Nokia is next as we keep talking about their possible Nokia Android phone, as unbelievable as that may be. Sony is then making headlines with Android 4.3 for existing Xperia smartphones. We end today's show talking about Samsung's plans for the display of the Galaxy S 5. All this and more after the break. Stories: - Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition goes up for sale; any takers? - Amazon’s ...

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    Are you a big Amazon Appstore user? The Play Store alternative arrived as a bold challenge to Google's Android dominance, and while it still sees its fair share of users (thanks in no small part to Amazon's own Kindle Fire tablets) it hasn't really risen to the point where it's a threat to Google's position. Still, Amazon would love to see more of you checking out what its storefront has to offer, and in light of the holiday season, it's handing out a free $5 credit for you to spend towards the app of your choice. So what's the catch? OK, fair enough: you need to be in the US (or at least ...

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    We're slowly leaving another year behind us, and what a year 2013 was! We couldn't have asked for more, yet, we're excitedly looking forward to seeing what 2014 will bring, and we know it's going to be even better. Smartphones, tablets, phablets, curved screens, convertibles, fingerprint readers, acquisitions, companies rising, falling, and I've just realized I could fill the entire page with keywords descriptive for 2013. It's a Pocketnow tradition to look back, every year end, at what happened, good or bad, and, of course, forward, to what we think we can foresee for the year to come. ...

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    We're typically picky when it comes to tablets. Unlike smartphones, which most people would rather not do without, tablets aren't a necessity for most. For the most part, they're still luxury items, and their hefty price tags often turn potential buyers away. Of course, there are a few exceptions to the rule, such as budget tablets. Oh, and the occasional killer deal. Black Friday is a great time to buy new tech. Millions of shoppers across the United States will line up with the masses late Thanksgiving evening or early Friday morning to stock up on holiday gifts, new, cheap goods for ...

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