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PaperPhone Flexible Smartphone Prototype, Responds To Touch And Bends

PaperPhone Flexible Smartphone Prototype, Responds To Touch And Bends

Earlier today we mentioned that E-Ink, the company behind those Amazon Kindle displays, have been busy working on new and improved E-Ink screens that can display full-color content. And with that, were some nifty videos of the E-Ink screens in action on various flexible materials including cloth and Tyvek. Well now we have some more nifty videos, but of E-Ink technology being harnessed by a group of researchers to produce a flexible smartphone dubbed the "PaperPhone."

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Amazon/Google Ramping Up Interest in NFC

Amazon/Google Ramping Up Interest in NFC

According to the site Near Field Communications World, Google and Amazon.com are both showing some interest in Near Field Communications, or NFC. Google has joined the NFC Forum as a Principal member, which allows them to use their own in-house facilities to conduct NFC Forum certification testing. Amazon, also is showing serious interest in the technology, considering expanding Amazon Payments to include payments via mobile phones. Read more about these developments after the cut.

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Amazon Appstore wins exclusive on Angry Birds for Android

Amazon Appstore wins exclusive on Angry Birds for Android

Lest you suspect Amazon was treating its new Amazon Appstore as a hobby, the company has announced an exclusive deal with Angry Birds developer Rovio to release the new Angry Birds Rio title through the new Android marketplace. Ditching GetJar and shifting over to Amazon's new system, Rovio will also be offering ad-free versions of its existing Angry Birds and Angry Birds Seasons for Android games for the first time.

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Amazon Appstore cross-platform ambitions confirmed

Amazon Appstore cross-platform ambitions confirmed

Amazon's Appstore plans may start with Android, but the retail giant isn't limiting its aspirations to Google's OS. According to Aaron Rubenson, category leader for the Appstore, Amazon's intent "is to provide a vast selection to customers from multiple operating systems"; speaking to Mobile-Device, he confirmed that the recommendations-led software store has ambitions to take on other platforms.

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HTC Desire S priced and dated by Amazon

HTC Desire S priced and dated by Amazon

The HTC Desire S launched at MWC 2011 earlier this week has been priced and dated by retailer Amazon UK. According to the listing, the Gingerbread smartphone will arrive on April 18 2011, priced at £419.99 ($679); that's SIM-free and unlocked, of course, and we'd expect carrier-subsidized versions to be considerably cheaper, if not free with a new, two-year agreement.

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HP/Palm’s Jon Rubinstein made Amazon director: Kindle tablet in his remit?

HP/Palm’s Jon Rubinstein made Amazon director: Kindle tablet in his remit?

Amazon has quietly announced that ex-Palm CEO and current HP SVP Jon Rubinstein has joined as a director. The news, part of a security and exchange commission filing, does not suggest that Rubinstein's role as director will include, but it's possible that he could assist in Amazon's development of a Kindle-brand tablet to better compete with the iPad and Barnes & Noble NOOKcolor.

Speculation regarding an Amazon tablet has been circulating for some time, though the company has resolutely stuck to the party line that it is focused on its Kindle range of dedicated ebook readers. Nonetheless, the Kindles have become more functional as the line has matured; Amazon now offers third-party applications, and the most recent Kindle has a WebKit based browser like the latest smartphones.

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