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.
This smart looking design is going to cost you around $21 (£14) which is not bad for this sort of style.
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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.”
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).”
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.
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.
There is another new cloud storage service has been launched in the UK, this time it is from Pogoplug. This service allows both business and home users to store images and documents online. The Pogoplug uses the Glacier storage solution by Amazon to provide an affordable and safe back up service.
Finally, it is here, the seven inch Kindle Fire with full colour display and 8 GB of internal memory meaning that there is around 5.5 GB available for storage! It is easy to use too, straight from the box with no software to load or set up to perform. Could this give the Google Nexus a run for its money, probably but it is going to be down to user feedback at the end of the day.
These are the features and specs for the new Kindle Fire from Amazon;
New 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM for 40% faster performance than the original Kindle Fire
Vibrant 7″ colour touch screen for browsing, watching, playing, and reading
Perfect portability – thin, light, and durable
Over 22 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, and magazines, plus tens of thousands of popular apps and games such as Angry Birds Space, Sky scanner, Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals and Auto Trader
One-month free trial of LOVEFiLM Instant video streaming for unlimited access to thousands of movies and TV series
Ultra-fast web browsing and e-mail over built-in Wi-Fi, with integrated support for Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, and more, as well as Microsoft Exchange calendar, contacts, and email
Free unlimited cloud storage for all your Amazon content
Includes special offers personalised for you and sponsored screensavers.
The new Kindle Fire will have a starting price of £129!
Finally Amazon users from Europe and the UK will be able to access the firms appstore bringing instant access to a selection of games and apps designed for the Android powered Smartphone’s and tablets, there are free apps too and some come with no advertising either in the Free app of the day section, you can check out the UK version here! read more …
It must be a sign of the times when retail giants such as Amazon after seeing their profit margins squeezed, decide to become producer and supplier. In this case, Amazon are looking at games development, with the launch of Game Studio the firm are looking to develop new games such as the free to play “Living Classics” recently launched on Facebook, it is just a taste of what is to come from the new Games Studio by Amazon. read more …
Here is the free app for iPad users that brings the Amazon Instant Video to the tablet device. Users will be able to watch video streams, buy or rent some of the coolest movies around. There is a better deal for Amazon Prime members who can get more access and features. If you are into movies, have an Amazon Prime account and own an iPad, there is really nothing to lose here. read more …