Amazon Kindle Fire Ignites iPad Mini With Comparisons Chart

Kindle Fire and iPad Mini

Just last week, Apple held another press conference where it announced a brand new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display. A new line-up of iMacs, a new Mac Mini, a new retina iPad, and the rumored iPad Mini was also announced. Apple released the iPad Mini as a competitor to 7-inch tablets such as the Nexus 7 and the Kindle Fire. The specs in the iPad Mini are decent. It comes in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB versions in black and white colors. The screen resolution is not retina, but it’s an ok 1024×768 display with 168 pixels per inch. The processor is a dual-core A5 processor and it also has an HD front and back facing camera along with 1080p HD video recording and stabilization. The battery lasts up to 10 hours on such tasks as web browsing and watching videos and 9 hours on a cellular data network for the same tasks. The iPad Mini is available on Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless. Now onto the Kindle Fire specs. The Kindle Fire comes with 32GB and 16GB of memory depending on which model you get. Amazon has a “Special Offers” feature on their website that takes off $15 from the original price. The screen resolution on the Kindle Fire is 1280×800. The Fire comes with Dolby audio and dual-speakers. You also get free unlimited cloud storage after you purchase the Kindle Fire to store everything you download on the device. Amazon has even put up a full spec comparison list against the iPad Mini. After viewing the specs chart, you can obviously see the Amazon Kindle Fire offers much more for much less. Coming out with this list is a very smart move, especially including a quote by Gizmodo, a major tech blog. Amazon is also trying to wake consumers up by showing them that Apple is not always ahead in the game when it comes to specs and pricing of products. Apple, however, does have one advantage and that is the App Store. The App Store is what has made Apple’s iOS devices so successful in today’s market. Amazon, on the other hand, uses Google Play and it’s own Amazon App Store for their apps. For video, Amazon uses its own service called “Prime Instant Video.” However, since it is Apple, a lot of people might still buy the iPad Mini just for the name and the way the device looks. Apple, as a matter of fact, sold out of their white iPad Mini as soon as it was made available. Does this move by Amazon change the way you think about the Kindle Fire and iPad Mini?  IMAGE SOURCE: Amazon.com Read more »

Official Amazon App now in the Windows Phone Marketplace

If you own a Windows Phone, you’ve probably been asking yourself “When is that darn Amazon app coming out?”. Maybe not, but the official Amazon app is now live in the Marketplace. It’s free, and really takes advantage of Windows Phone’s panorama control. I don’t have a link, but if you search Amazon in Zune, then you’ll see the app. Here is the description of the app: Designed for Windows Phone Swipe left or right to slide between product details, reviews,related items and more. Fast Quickly search millions of products In more than 40 product categories. Convenient Take advantage 1-Click ordering. Prime member support Wish Lists,package tracking and more. Secure All purchases are routed to Amazon’s secure servers.   Read more »

Nintendo 3DS and Games Now Available for Pre-order on Amazon.com

With the recent pricing announcement for the 3DS, it was pretty obvious that this device would be making it’s way to Amazon soon. We also get a glimpse at the packaging now which is nice. The new 3DS is available for pre-order in two colors: Cosmo black and aqua blue for $249.99. More interestingly, Metal Gear Solid Snake Eater 3DS and Contra 3DS are also available for pre-order. They don’t have any box art as of right now but hopefully we’ll see some pop up over the next few weeks. Amazon points out some of the new features of the Nintendo 3DS: Nintendo 3DS offers a new way to play, 3D without the need for special glasses Play 3D games, take 3D pictures, and watch 3D videos with Nintendo 3DS Connect to a deeper wireless experience with SpotPass(TM) and StreetPass(TM), giving you more exclusive content and connecting you with other Nintendo 3DS users Complete with an adjustable stylus, 6 AR cards, and fun built-in software such as Face Raiders(TM), Nintendo 3DS Sound, and the Mii Maker(TM) application The 3D depth slider lets your determine how much 3D you want to see Read more »

Kindle DX Gets a Refresh

It’s been over a year since the Kindle DX was released so it was only a matter of time before a refresh. The Kindle got a price drop earlier this week and now it’s the DX’s turn to take the spotlight. The new DX will feature a new 9.7 inch display which is 50% brighter. It will also come with a graphite black finish. It will cost $379 and is available for pre-order today. The new DX will ship on July 7th. Read more »

Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N now up for Pre-order

The new Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N is now available for pre-order on Amazon. The $499 netbook will ship on January 15 and is one of the most high-end netbooks we’ve seen. The Asus Eee PC Seashell 1201N features a 1.6 GHz Atom Dual Core N330 processor, 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium, a 250 GB SATA drive, and a 0.3 mega-pixel webcam. You can pre-order the netbook here:  http://www.amazon.com/Seashell-1201N-PU17-BK-12-1-Inch-Netbook-Black/dp/B002ZLOR56/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1260144252&sr=8-1-catcorr Read more »