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Amazon launches £50 Fire tablet

The low-cost tablet market has undergone a big shakeup with Amazon’s announcement of a new Fire tablet that costs just 49.99. Called simply ‘Fire’, the Android device has a 1024×600 seven inch screen, 1GB of RAM, 1.3 GHz quad-core processor, and both front (2MB, 720p, HD video) and rear facing …

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Warehouse fire hits Nintendo’s UK customer repair company

A fire at the warehouse used by Nintendo UK’s customer repair partner has affected a number of gamers. The Coventry Telegraph reports that Repair Tech’s offices were hit by a serious fire last week that required the night-long attentions of a number of fire engines to tackle. We can confirm …

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Our ‘interview’ with Amazon and the true potential of Fire TV

In the wake of last night’s reveal of Amazon’s Fire TV, MCV got in touch with the retailer for an interview. Amazon can be a secretive company. Much like Apple, it’s a business happy to throw extravagant over-hyped press events, but when it comes to actually talking to the media …

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OPINION: Is the UK games market fighting fit or fighting fire?

Rationally, a decline in UK industry Christmas marketing spend makes sense at a time when there are fewer games coming out, and the ones remaining are getting most of the attention. Compare the year-on-year release schedules, however, and Q4 isn’t particularly quiet year-on-year. Ubi, EA and Activision have their favourites …

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Forget the new Nokia – Amazon is about to launch a smartphone

Nokia and Microsoft may have grabbed the headlines yesterday with the new Lumia 920, but their time in the spotlight may be short-lived. The Verge claims to have words from multiple sources that Amazon will later today announce the first Amazon smartphone. It’s said to run off an adapted version …

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GameCircle service confirmed for Kindle Fire

Amazon has announced GameCircle, its own answer to rival services such as Apple’s GameCenter and Microsoft’s Xbox Live. GameCircle will offer Kindle Fire devs the ability to integrate achievements, trophies and leaderboards. Where it goes one better than its rivals, however, is its Sync function that stores game saves in …

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Sony DADC builds bigger distribution centre

Sony DADC is building an ‘enhanced’ distribution centre in Enfield after the original was burnt down during the London riots last year. The CD and entertainment goods manufacturer and distributor will construct the building on the same site in North London, which it says will boast ‘more capacity, technology investment …

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Amazon’s Kindle selling 1m units a week

Kindle e-book readers are apparently the hot gift this Christmas with Amazon reporting that the firm sold a million of the devices every week. The world’s largest online retailer also said that the Kindle Fire remained the top selling product on Amazon.com since it was introduced 11 weeks ago. Amazon …

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Estimated Kindle Fire sales reach 2m units

A market researcher has stated that Amazon may have sold as many as two million units of its Kindle Fire tablet. The CEO of eDataSource, Carter Nicholas, toldCNetthat there had been around 850,000 units sold directly by Amazon, but said that total sales could be in excess of two million …

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EA and Zynga back Amazon’s Kindle Fire

PopCap, Zynga, Gameloft, EA and Rovio are leading the charge to publish games for Amazon’s new iPad competitor Kindle Fire, the online merchant has revealed. As well as accessing thousands” of games, users will also be able to use apps including Netflix, Twitter and Facebook when the Android compatible device …

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