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Xbox SmartGlass brings support for the Kindle Fire

Xbox SmartGlass brings support for the Kindle Fire

Larry Hryb, the Director of Programming for Xbox Live, stated today that Xbox SmartGlass now supports Amazon's selection of Kindle Fire tablets. It's coming in about half a year late, seeing as the app was released for regular Android devices way back in October of last year. With the Xbox SmartGlass app now available in the Amazon App Store, owners of the affordable Kindle Fire can enjoy an extension of the Xbox Live experience with their tablets.

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Amazon Appstore set to spread to 200 countries

Amazon Appstore set to spread to 200 countries

Amazon's Appstore for Android devices is readying a big leap in availability, spreading to nearly 200 countries as the online retailer ramps up the pressure on Google's official Play download store. Set to launch "in the coming months" the broader availability - which will include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, India, South Africa, and South Korea, among others - follows Amazon's most recent international launch, the Japanese version of the store back in 2012.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launches in Europe and Japan, US version now $269

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launches in Europe and Japan, US version now $269

Good news for those located outside the US. Amazon's Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is now available in a select number of countries in Europe, including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, as well as Japan. To celebrate the expansion, Amazon also dropped the price of the tablet to $269 in the US, with the 4G version now starting at $399.

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Amazon announces Coins virtual currency for Kindle Fire

Amazon announces Coins virtual currency for Kindle Fire

In case Amazon thought that real money just wasn't cutting it, the company has announced "Amazon Coins," a new virtual currency for Kindle Fire users that will allow them to purchase apps, games, and other digital content from their tablets. Amazon says that the new currency system is a way to help developers monetize their content.

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Kindle Fire HD is Amazon’s star product for holiday sales

Kindle Fire HD is Amazon’s star product for holiday sales

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD was the retail giant's best-selling product over the holiday season, with the Android-based ereader-tablet also the most gifted and most-wished-for item on the virtual shelves. The company still refuses to give specific sales figures, but says that the Kindle Fire HD has held the top spot in all three categories since it landed fifteen weeks ago.

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Kindle Fire tablets on sale today for Amazon Moms

Kindle Fire tablets on sale today for Amazon Moms

Amazon posted up a sweet deal on Monday for a Kindle Fire 8.9-inch tablet for only $249, but if you ended up missing it, the company is holding another sale for all of its Kindle Fire tablets. As long as your an Amazon Mom member, as well as an Amazon Prime member, you can get up to $50 off for a Kindle Fire tablet.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is $50 off today only

Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 is $50 off today only

Amazon's latest Kindle Fire HD tablet may have just been released to the public, but that doesn't mean Amazon isn't going to put it on sale. It turns out that -- for today only -- the company is slashing $50 off the regular $299 starting price of the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, which means you can get the new tablet for only $249 for the 16GB version or $319 for the 32GB model.

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GameStop now selling Kindle Fire tablets, $25 Amazon gift card with purchase

GameStop now selling Kindle Fire tablets, $25 Amazon gift card with purchase

Video game retailer GameStop is now selling select Kindle Fire tablets in stores across the US, just in time for the holiday season. They're offering the Kindle Fire HD 7-inch tablet for $199.99 at all 4,400 stores, and the non-HD 7-inch version and the 8.9-inch HD for $159.99 and $299.99, respectively, "at select stores."

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Kindle Fire tablets help Amazon Appstore boom

Kindle Fire tablets help Amazon Appstore boom

Amazon is having a bang up year for its Appstore posting massive growth. The massive growth of the Amazon Appstore is attributed in part to the availability and popularity of the Kindle Fire Android tablets that have access to the Appstore. Amazon's developer features are also helping spur growth.

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Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets to get Voice Guide and Explore by Touch early next year

Kindle Fire and Fire HD tablets to get Voice Guide and Explore by Touch early next year

Amazon has announced that new technologies to help vision impaired consumers use the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD seven-inch tablets will be coming early next year. The new features are called Voice Guide and Explore by Touch. The accessibility features were previously available only on the Kindle Fire HD 8.9-inch tablet.

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Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for Kindle Fire offers safe kid distraction

Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for Kindle Fire offers safe kid distraction

Amazon has launched Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, the company's new kid-friendly entertainment service for those times you wish your beloved offspring would just focus on their Kindle Fire tablet and stop bothering you. The subscription-based service pulls in books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows that Amazon guarantees are child-appropriate, with characters like Elmo, Dora, and Curious George; all of the apps have the adverts, social media integration, and in-app purchasing disabled.

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Amazon Appstore hits Japan

Amazon Appstore hits Japan

Amazon's Appstore has gone live in Japan, giving Japanese users the chance to download Android apps to their smartphones, tablets, and new Kindles. The store will include the same apps as available elsewhere in the world, as well as Japan-specific titles from regional carriers and developers.

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