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Amazon announces new Fire tablet and Kindle range

Leading retailer and growing platform holder Amazon has announced a complete refresh of its Fire tablet and Kindle ereader range. Leading the charge is its iPad Air rivalling Fire HDX 8.9 tablet, which offers a super hi-def 2560×1600 pixel display – that’s 1m more pixels on screen than can be …

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Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas mobile release arrives next month

Rockstar’s 2004 Grand Theft Auto release San Andreas is heading to mobile devices in December, the studio has announced. The updated version packs newly remastered graphics, an enriched color palette, enhanced character/car models, and more. It will launch on select iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, and Kindle devices – packing both …

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Candy Crush Saga is heading to Amazon’s Kindle Fire

King.com’s massively popular match-3 title Candy Crush Saga is to make its debut on Kindle Fire devices later this week. The game will be available from the Amazon Appstore from Thursday (October 17th), although it will appear in some unspecified ‘selected territories’ today. The game has some 53m+ active daily …

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Xbox comes to Amazon Kindle

Microsoft’s Xbox SmartGlass app has launched on Amazon’s smash-hit Kindle tablet. The app has been available on Windows Phone, iOS and Android for some time, but needed to be created specifically for Amazon’s Fire tablet. SmartGlass, which was unveiled at E3 last year, allows users to view their Xbox friends …

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Minecraft Pocket Edition out now for Kindle

The Pocket Edition of Minecraft has arrived for the Kindle Fire. It runs $7, same as the iOS and Android versions, and is available to purchase now on the Amazon Appstore. Joystiq points out persistent Kindle Fire owners had already found a way to play the game on the tablet …

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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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Amazon warns of potential loss this quarter

Online retailer Amazon has warned that it may well post a loss for its current financial quarter. This is despite a 35 per cent leap in revenues for the quarter ending December 31st, which hit $17.43bn. Despite this net income, fell 70 per cent from $416m in 2010 to $117m. …

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