Amazon Releases Smartphone Fire


Although the number of smartphone users has exploded in recent years, not too many companies have successfully established themselves as major players in the smartphone market. In April, Amazon revealed its intention of wading into the smartphone market this Summer, and last week Amazon debuted its Fire smartphone, which boasts some impressive features and specs. […]

Amazon to Enter the Smartphone Market


We have recently written about the release of Amazon’s (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Fire TV – the world’s largest Internet retailer is continuing to develop hardware, providing users with more devices to access its troves of music, shows, games, and movies. An April article from the Wall Street Journal has revealed that Amazon intends add smartphones to the […]

Amazon Hopeful that Fire TV will Spread


Amazon released another new service – Fire TV – to further penetrate the home entertainment market. While an Amazon Prime account already provides members access to thousands of free TV episodes and movies through a web browser, Fire TV is a small black box that allows owners to watch Amazon videos on their HDTVs. With […]

Did Amazon knock one out of the park with the Kindle Fire HDX?


Last week, Jeff Bezos and Amazon released their updated Kindle Fire HD. I have been waiting to see how Amazon would react to the new Google/Asus Nexus 7 (which was quite a hit), but was honestly quite surprised with the quality of the product that Amazon has released. Coupled with their Fire OS 3.0 (based […]

What the Microsoft buyout of Nokia means to the consumer


Recently, Microsoft announced that they will be buying Nokia’s mobile division. In my mind, this was the inevitable conclusion of Nokia’s announcement that they would only manufacture Windows Mobile devices. Microsoft has struggled greatly with their Surface RT device, and Microsoft has had to cut the price (and toss in the $130 keyboard cover) to […]

Some thoughts on this week’s Google Nexus event

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On Wednesday AM Sundar Pinchai, VP of Android and Chrome at Google, held a “breakfast event” in which he detailed the new Nexus 7 tablet, the Chromecast, Android 4.3, and some other details. The galvanizing release were details on the new Nexus 7, to be sold June 30, but the most important piece (in my […]