The latest edition to the Amazon Kindle range of tablet and readers is the Voyage; it is the next generation of paperwhite display devices offering high resolution and contrast in a nice compact six inch screen. It is safe to say that the Kindle has grown up and this model is a sort of mash up of the tablet and reader devices available, one model offering the best of both worlds. There is 4 GB of built in storage, which is enough to store thousands of books in fact you could have your entire library stored on the one device how’s about that for saving space and everything is done through a wireless connection.
Because it’s an Amazon built and marketed device the buyer will be getting enough free cloud storage for all of the users Amazon content that has been purchased, even if it is free. The Voyage will fully charge in around three hours via a USB cable, this charge will last up to six weeks depending on how it is used. This all new Kindle device measures in at 162 mm (L) x 115 mm (W) x 7.6 mm (H) and it weighs in at 180 grams for the Wi-Fi model and 188 grams for the Wi-Fi with free 3G version. Buy it now on Amazon prices start from just £169 Wi-Fi only model and rise to £229 for the Wi-Fi with free 3G model.
Want a free smartphone? Then the Amazon Fire Phone might be right up your street, although you will have to sign up for a £32 per month contract with O2 in order to qualify, which is more or less the same as every other smartphone on the market is picked up. Therefore, this is Amazon’s first attempt at attacking the smartphone market and it is going to hit the stores in the UK later on this month. It has already been launched in the US but despite its name, this smartphone has failed to blaze a trail into the already busy and competitive smartphone market. This phone has one advantage over other smartphones though and that is Amazon users, for these guys this phone might be what they are looking for, as they will find that Amazon Prime is bundled in the phone along with unlimited photo storage and the May Day customer support feature.
The Amazon Fire Phone has a 4.7 inch screen with an HD LCD display offering a 1280 x 720 of pixel resolution. It is powered by a 2.2 GHz Quad core Snapdragon 800 processor and an Adreno 330 graphics card. There is 2 GB of RAM and a choice of either 32 GB or 64 GB storage, the smartphone will be running on the Fire operating system version 3.6 It comes with a 13 MP rear facing camera and a 2.1 MP front facing camera. Finally, it measures up at 139.2 mm (L) x 66.5 mm (W) x 8.9 mm (H) and it weighs in at just 160 grams. The price of the Amazon Fire Phone has been reduced right down to free on some networks such as O2 according to the plan chosen; it is an interesting development from Amazon but has it come to the market too late?
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It was a few months ago when Amazon launched its Five TV box in the US and now it’s the time for us in the UK to experience Amazons streaming TV box when it launches in October for just under £80! The Fire TV is a small box that connects to a HDTV via the HDMI port this allows it to stream quality TV content via a wireless connection thanks to a built in quad core processor and its 2 GB of RAM. Amazon has built in some cool features too, such as ASAP! This feature allows the user to view content straight away with no apparent lag; it does this by buffering the content before the play button is pressed.
The remote control has a Bluetooth connection and a built in microphone that allows the user to control the Fire TV set top box by voice, it also means that because it is built into the devices remote control there is no shouting across the room required anymore! According to the Amazon website the Fire TV
can be pre ordered for £79 or until Monday Prime Instant (Lovefilm) members can get one for just £49 for being a valued customer, with delivery expected to be starting around the 23rd October!
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Amazon has reduced the price of its The Kindle Fire HD Tablet by £40, so it now costs a very reasonable £119 for a seven inch tablet device that offers HD quality graphics. It is not just an e-reader there as there is much more to the Kindle such as surfing the net, checking email and of course, a little bit of social networking too.
The Kindle Fire HD Tablet has a seven inch screen in HD with an LCD offering a 1280 x 800 of pixel resolutions with up to 720p HD. It is powered by a dual core 1.2 GHz OMAP 4460 Processor and comes with 16 GB on device plus free Cloud storage for all Amazon content.
Audio is provided by the Dolby Audio dual driver stereo speakers. It measures in at 19.3 cm (W) x 13.7 cm (D) x 1.03 cm (H) and weighs just 395 grams with the battery installed that Amazon say will last for over eleven hours of continuous use!
The Kindle can be purchased from Amazon the price was $159 the price now is £119 that is a saving of £40!
The much anticipated release of the new Playstation 4 from Sony is well on the way and on schedule for the November or December release date! However, pre-ordering seems to be essential if you want to get one of these consoles at the same time as your pals. Therefore, in order to make it easier Amazon has created a dedicated PS4 Store! Yes, this is everything PS4, but you can only look and not touch for another four months!
According to the Amazon PS4 page;
It has taken many years, but the PlayStation 4 has finally been announced. This next generation console has impressive specs and is the most powerful ever, with features such as supercharged PC-style architecture, X86 CPU, enhanced PC GPU, 8GB of unified memory and local storage HDD. Alongside the fantastic hardware, the DualShock 4 controller is breaking new ground thanks to its light bar, touch pad, Share button and headphone jack.
So, there is still a long wait until the actual release date of the Playstation 4 and yet it seems that even by pre-ordering the console now it does not guarantee you delivery on the release date!
Even though we are not really able to say when the new Xbox One or the Playstation 4 is actually going on sale, we can see that some games are already coming up for pre-order, one such cool game is the much anticipated Final Fantasy XV! This game has been in development for a while and is probably almost ready to be shipped out, yet without a cool games console to it on, what is the point! Now we have the chance to pre-order the game from Amazon at £55! Sure its bit steep, but we have been expecting games to be around the £50 to £55 mark, even though there is an ouch in there somewhere.
Here are the details of what are going to expect from this much awaited game launch;
The armed forces of Niflheim launch a devastating assault upon the Kingdom of Lucis, casting Crown Prince Noctis and his comrades out of their homes and into the fray. The engaging tale to follow draws audiences into an awe-inspiring world steeped in the rich storytelling traditions of Square Enix’s renowned First Production Development Team.
This game can be pre-ordered for £55, but we still do not know when it is actually going to be launched.
Playstation owners will be stuck as to what to do here, this the latest game play action for Gran Turismo 6, it’s not been released yet and time is getting on to the point where gamers will need to make that decision! Play Gran Turismo 6 on the PS3 or wait for the PS4 and play the game on that console, decisions decisions!!
Here are the details on why Gran Turismo 6 is the coolest game in development;
Gran Turismo 6, the latest installment in the best-selling series, will reach stores this Holiday season. Known for blurring the lines between virtual and reality, the Gran Turismo series has revolutionized the racing genre in the last 15 years, allowing fans to drive the most prolific collection of cars on the world’s most legendary racetracks. Gran Turismo 6 takes the real driving simulator experience to a whole new level.
There are no firm dates for the release of this game, but it can be pre-ordered from Amazon for £40 ($61)!
A new and cool feature has been launched by the online retailer Amazon, it is called Login With Amazon and it does exactly that! Once set up the user is able to access websites and apps with just one login instead of having to keep track of a number of usernames and passwords. The service is rolling out now, so some Amazon account holders will notice it before others.
According to Amazon here is one reason for using Login With Amazon;
Reduce registration friction – Customers prefer to register and login with credentials they already know. In a head-to-head test, Woot found that customers picked Login with Amazon two times more than any other identity provider.
Source: Geeky Gadgets