Tag: fire

Editorial: Amazon Fire Phone
Gadgets, Tech News, Internet, Featured

Editorial: Amazon Fire Phone

Kemory Grubb - Associate Editor Jeff Bezos described the phone as one that was built for Amazon Prime members. The phone is built on a fork of the Android Open Source Project, which means its Android 4.2 stripped of all Google's closed source services/apps. So Amazon is replacing Google Play Services with Amazon Prime, this not much of a problem since Amazon does provide a well stocked app marketplace. It can be assumed that this phone is not being marketed to users outside North America. In addition to that the phone is being released exclusively on the AT&T network. If Amazon makes an international version of the phone available, the phone itself doesn't present much that would make a potential buyer forego a Samsung, LG, Motorola or any other established brand. The notable "in...
Amazon Fire is a Volkswagen for Amazon Prime subscribers that’ll drive shop-on-the-go Online Obsession
Gadgets, Tech News

Amazon Fire is a Volkswagen for Amazon Prime subscribers that’ll drive shop-on-the-go Online Obsession

The US$199 Amazon Fire smartphone on a 2 year contract is already destined for superstardom, as it’s got great genes like its parents, the7” Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet launched in 2011 and the Amazon Fire TV recently launched in April 2014. It’s already a part of the great tradition of products that Amazon has launching that take advantage of people’s propensity to make snap decisions to buy products. This phenomenon is started off with you making rational left-brained decisions, only for your less logical right-brain to kick in, with your emotions getting the better of you, resulting in impulsive buying. In effect, the rationale behind the Amazon Fire smartphone is the same as the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet  as describe in my article Amazon is Legally Blonde as the Kindle Fire HD Upgrade...
Is the Amazon Fire Phone hot… or not?
Gadgets, Tech News

Is the Amazon Fire Phone hot… or not?

OK, the LONNNG touted and awaited Amazon Fire Phone is out and ... well not quite yet about. Many questions are now answered but a few still remain... one of which being: "Is it hot? Or is it not?" Before wading in here let me first of all declare that one could consider me a little bit of an Amazon Fan Boy... I luv me some Amazon. There is a 9 out of 10 chance that if you lay hands on something in my house it probably came from Amazon (yeh... freal). One would therefore think that for me at least, it's a no-brainer: "Ditch that Nexus 4 and go pre-order that phone today!" is probably what they would say. I think not! Personally, I have nooo problems being an early adopter once a product comes out swinging with the right kind of punch. I bought my first Chromecast on the day it was an...
Introducing Fire, the First Smartphone Designed by Amazon
Gadgets, Tech News, Internet, Press Releases

Introducing Fire, the First Smartphone Designed by Amazon

Amazon today unveiled Fire, the first smartphone designed by Amazon. Fire is the only smartphone with Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, two new breakthrough technologies that allow you to see and interact with the world through a whole new lens. Dynamic Perspective uses a new sensor system to respond to the way you hold, view, and move Fire, enabling experiences not possible on other smartphones. Firefly quickly recognizes things in the real world—web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, movies, music, and millions of products, and lets you take action in seconds—all with the simple press of the Firefly button. See what people are already saying about Fire at www.amazon.com/Fire-Phone-Customers. “Fire Phone puts everything you love about Amazon in the palm of your hand—i...
Amazon is Legally Blonde as the Kindle Fire HD Upgrade is CEO Bezos’s Confessions of an Online Shopaholic
Gadgets

Amazon is Legally Blonde as the Kindle Fire HD Upgrade is CEO Bezos’s Confessions of an Online Shopaholic

The Amazon Kindle Fire launch on Thursday September 6th 2012 in Santa Monica, California got the major Press Release treatment on our blog by Chief Editor Kelroy in his article Amazon Introduces new Kindle Fire HD Family of Tablets. Locally, as many Jamaicans with deep pockets ponder buying their little one the new Kindle Fire HD, ACS-Xerox, now called simply Xerox is a hive of busy training and preparation. This as since Sunday September 2nd 2012, they have begun their annual Ramp-up Campaign for the seasonal and (possibly year long!) increase in Amazon customer Calls for what CEO Jeff Bezos has declared is Amazon’s most successful product to date; The Amazon Kindle Fire! Back to back hell for CSA on the Amazon .com and Amazon.co.uk accounts Amazon has now outed three (3) new Kindle F...
Amazon Introduces new Kindle Fire HD Family of Tablets
Gadgets, Tech News, Press Releases

Amazon Introduces new Kindle Fire HD Family of Tablets

Less than one year ago, Amazon introduced Kindle Fire—combining 15 years of innovation into a fully-integrated, end-to-end service for customers. Kindle Fire quickly became the most successful product launch in the history of Amazon.com, earning over 10,000 5-star customer reviews, remaining the #1 best-selling product across the millions of items available on Amazon since its introduction, and capturing 22% of U.S. tablet sales in just nine months. Today, Amazon is excited to announce that it’s taking on the high-end with Kindle Fire HD—the next generation of Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire HD family—the most-advanced tablets: Ultra-fast 4G LTE wireless, powered by the latest generation 4G chipset, support for all 10 4G bands, and Amazon’s breakthrough 4G LTE data package—customers sa...
How to make a Stylus for your Apple iPad or Capacitive-Touch Device
Gadgets, Tech Tips

How to make a Stylus for your Apple iPad or Capacitive-Touch Device

Now the Apple iPad 3 has finally landed, coverage for which was brought to you via my article Three’s a Charm as Apple iPad 3 Looms Large, we can start the dissection of the specs. Alas, this is not the article for it, as I am yet to get the buzzing out of my ears as it relates to the way in which the Apple iPad is still blowing away the competition with its amazing specs.  Ok. Calm Apple fans, calm. Chillax…..Google still ain’t got game, albeit the Amazon Kindle Fire is….. blazin’ as kindled in Apple needs to consider a 7” Tablet as the million-selling Amazon Kindle Fire is Razor Sharp. So now that you have recovered for the fact that the Apple iPad has Retina Display, supports 4G , specifically LTE (Long Term Evolution) and Bluetooth 4.0 (a machine talking to machines is a bad idea…....
Apple needs to consider a 7” Tablet as the million-selling Amazon Kindle Fire is Razor Sharp
Gadgets

Apple needs to consider a 7” Tablet as the million-selling Amazon Kindle Fire is Razor Sharp

The Amazon Kindle Fire is on a roll. Or if you are a fan of cliché phrases, they are on Fire. According to Amazon’s Press Release on Thursday December 15th 2011, they were selling one million of these 7” inch lollipops of Netflix and e-book nirvana per week. Now although I am gainfully employed at one of the Call Centers, namely ACS-Xerox, that has the privilege of handling calls with regards to Amazon’s accounts, I am a bit skeptical of this number. It is true that the Amazon Kindle Fire is (again cliché alert!!) a hot seller. But with the Kindle Touch and the Kindle Wi-Fi being markedly cheaper at US$99 and US$79 respectively, I am more inclined to believe that the bulk of those one million (1,000,000) Kindles sold per week since launch on Wednesday September 28th 2011AD three (3) mo...