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Amazon launches the Kindle Voyage

Amazon taking pre orders from £169 on the Kindle Voyage

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.


Amazon's Fire Phone will be free with O2!

Amazon’s Fire Phone will be free with O2!

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?

Amazon's Fire Phone will be free with O2!

Amazon's Fire Phone will be free with O2!

Amazon's Fire Phone will be free with O2!

Amazon's Fire Phone will be free with O2!

Source: Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon launches Fire TV in the UK!

Amazon launches Fire TV in the UK!

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!

Amazon launches Fire TV in the UK!

Amazon launches Fire TV in the UK!

Amazon launches Fire TV in the UK!

Amazon launches Fire TV in the UK!

Source: Amazon Fire TV


Save £40 On The Kindle Fire HD Tablet From Amazon!

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.

Save £40 On The Kindle Fire HD Tablet From Amazon!

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.

Save £40 On The Kindle Fire HD Tablet From Amazon!

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!

Save £40 On The Kindle Fire HD Tablet From Amazon!

The Kindle can be purchased from Amazon the price was $159 the price now is £119 that is a saving of £40!

Amazon UK Opens Up Its Playstation 4 Store

Amazon UK Opens Up Its Playstation 4 Store


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!

Source: Amazon


You Can Pre Order Final Fantasy XV From Amazon

You Can Pre Order Final Fantasy XV From Amazon

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.


New Game Play Video For Gran Turismo 6!

New Game Play Video For Gran Turismo 6!

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)!

Source: Geek


Microsoft will launch Forza Motorsport 5 with the Xbox One!

Software giant and games console maker Microsoft have announced that the cool racing game Forza Motorsport 5 will be the game that launched with all new and cool Xbox One games console. There are no prices or further details yet, but we imagine that things will be moving pretty fast as we approach the launch of the Xbox One games console and the Forza Motorsport 5 racing game, which already has a cool teaser trailer for you to drool over!

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Purple Polka Dot Kindle Fire HD Case

There is no doubt that the owner of a Kindle Fire HD from Amazon is going to be cool and demanding, they require the best that is available and this is going to apply to buying a case. However, would a case in purple with white polka dots really fit the bill; sure, it would not all Kindle Fire HD cases have to plain.

This striking purple case and stand really does have white polka dots on the outside and inside there is a soft velvet like material that will protect the Kindle Fire HD, which is held in securely by a flap with a Velcro strip. There is access to all of the buttons and the mini USB port without even having to remove the device from the case.

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This smart looking design is going to cost you around $21 (£14) which is not bad for this sort of style.

Source: Mobile Fun

Amazon Coins Digital Currency will Boost Appstore Ecosystem

Last week Amazon announced that they will soon be introducing a digital currency: Amazon Coins. While other digital platforms like Facebook have marginalised or abandoned their digital currencies, Amazon Coins has been designed in such a way that it will undoubtedly boost digital sales and make the Amazon Appstore a better place for consumers, developers and ultimately, Amazon itself.

In terms of function, Amazon Coins will be much like any other digital currency when they are launched in May. In a press release, Amazon explained that the currency can only be used to make purchases in the Amazon Appstore or in-app purchases from apps bought from there.

“For customers, it’s an easy way to spend money on Kindle Fire apps and games. They’ll be able to purchase as they do now, but with the ability to choose to pay with a credit card or using Coins.”

Amazon Coins Digital Currency will Boost Appstore Ecosystem

Most digital giants like Facebook have experimented with using a digital currency at some point, or at least the idea of having one. This has principally been done to standardise the payment experience for customers to make it easy and accessible for them, rather than letting every app developer come up with their own way of charging for purchases.

Where Amazon Coins differs from other digital currencies is not in its basic function, but in the way Amazon want to use it to improve the financial health of their AppStore. Amazon have already announced that they plan to give away “tens of millions of dollars’ worth of Coins to customers to spend on Kindle Fire apps, games, or in-app items.” Giving away so much virtual currency in this manner has the unique ability to attract eager new customers and get them used to buying Amazon Appstore apps, making in-app purchases and so on.

Amazon hopes that this injection of ‘free cash’ into the Kindle Fire ecosystem will entice a significant number of new customers (perhaps luring some away from the Apple Store and Google Play Store where they buy apps for their iPhones and Android smartphones) who will then get used the Amazon Appstore and make it their premier app location.

In addition, Amazon Coins should drive Kindle Fire sales, especially if the company takes the opportunity to make attractive special offers by bundling together a healthy amount of Coins with new Kindle Fire hardware purchases. Amazon have been advertising for additional tech support jobs in preparation for the May release of the new currency, in order to ensure that the launch goes as smoothly as possible.

Not only are Amazon keen to get consumers onside for Amazon Coins, they also have tried to ensure that app developers will be keen to endorse it too. In their press release, Amazon highlighted just how easy it will be for developers to start offering their customers the new currency, as no modifications to their apps are required:

“To take advantage of this unique opportunity, you only need to do one thing: make sure your new apps and app updates are submitted and approved by April 25th so they’ll have the best chance of being available for Coins purchases at the launch of the program (and when we give customers their free Coins).”

Amazon Video Gift Cards

If you are looking for something different from Amazon to give for the festive season or any other special occasion, then maybe these cool video cards are just the thing that you are waiting for! You select a photo, upload it to the selected video and then add a value to the card. Now it is ready to send by email to the lucky person! It is a cool idea but only in the US at the moment.

These are the details on the cool new Amazon video gift cards;

Send an Amazon.com Video Gift Card Starring You. Add your face to a JibJab video to create your own funny video gift card. See your friends and family sing, dance, or just rock out. Now you can send an Amazon.com Gift Card and include a JibJab video where you are the star, like Roller-skating Disco Birthday, a group Can-Can dance, an Elf Snowball Fight, and more. Give your Amazon.com Gift Card a personal, memorable touch with a Video Gift Card. Send by e-mail or Facebook, for immediate delivery or schedule up to a year in advance.

Source [PSFK]

Pre-order Hitman Absolution

There are still a few weeks to go before next instalment in the Hitman series of games is released, but this means there pre-order frenzy is underway and for the buyer it means offers and deals to be found. Amazon are offering various version of game, but the one with the Hitman Sniper Challenge and Amazon-exclusive Public Enemy pre-order bonus looks good at £48!

These are the main features to found in the much awaited for HITMAN: Absolution game;

HITMAN: Absolution follows cold-blooded assassin Agent 47™ as he takes on his most dangerous—and personal—contract to date.

Betrayed by those he once trusted and hunted by the police, Agent 47 finds himself caught in the centre of a dark conspiracy and propelled through a corrupt and twisted world.

Donning the suit of this legendary assassin, you become a deadly marksman with the ability to blend into plain sight, kill with your bare hands, and fashion weapons from almost anything.

Take on the role of Agent 47 and his many extraordinary talents, then ask: what kind of Hitman are you?

HITMAN: Absolution is released on the 20th November and can be pre-ordered from Amazon now.

Source [Amazon]