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Devices Operators

An Amazon Phone? The “aPhone”? Come on! Yes please!

It’s me again. And I’m back beating the drum for innovation and competition in the mobile industry. News — or “reports” — have emerged recently that apparently claim Amazon is developing a mobile phone. The reports reckon the handset will run Android, the assumption being that it’ll be a forked version like that of the […]

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Opinion

361 Degrees Podcast: It’s the London Book Fair Special Edition

In a special ’361 mini-series’ Ben and Ewan visit London Book Fair to investigate the future of digital publishing and interview some of the leading players. [ MP3 download (five parts) / Subscribe by iTunes, Zune or RSS ] Ewan and Ben visited London Book Fair to investigate how the publishing industry is innovating in […]

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Devices Opinion

How to “save” $450 on your Lumia 900… avoid reality

Look at this from Amazon. It’s utterly ridiculous: The Lumia 900 is Amazon’s #1 (and #2) selling smartphone at the moment. I happened to click on the American Amazon site just to verify that the phone still held this spot. And in doing so, I saw the $499.99 “list price” label. The phone is “priced […]

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Devices

Who’s buying a Kindle Fire then?

I’ve wavering on the Kindle Fire. Obviously it’s not available in the UK officially yet but that won’t necessarily stop me from owning one. I don’t have a standard Kindle. Instead I prefer using the array of apps, mostly on my iPhone or iPad, to access my Amazon library. The Fire, though, that’s something I […]

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Services

Won’t it be brilliant if the Amazon Tablet is everything we hope?

Well I’m delighted — absolutely delighted — that we may well have a serious competitor arriving for Apple in the form of Amazon. I’ve been sitting considering the possibilities of a truly integrated Amazon Tablet. I spend a lot with Amazon. The company is fast approaching business critical status for me — and for my […]

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Services

DPD parcel delivery email notification — smart, but let’s go mobile too?

Here’s the email I just received from DPD. I ordered a lot of stuff from Amazon on Friday and over the weekend so we’re due a few deliveries today. It was nice to get this update by email. It’s a super example of smart thinking. Amazon already has my email address. I am utterly content […]

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Applications

Here’s the list of apps that I actually use every day

A colleague has recently picked up an iPhone. He’s using it in conjunction with the top of the line BlackBerry Bold 9900. The Bold is doing the corporate email — he, like me, just can’t get away from the gorgeous messaging experience from RIM. However, he got the iPhone to test. He obviously asked for […]

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Devices

Stop everything and read about Amazon’s tablet

MG Siegler has a super, super exclusive over at TechCrunch regarding Amazon’s much rumoured Kindle Tablet that he reckons will retail for $250 — this year. I strongly recommend have a read of his post. It’s called simply the “Amazon Kindle”. But it’s not like any Kindle you’ve seen before. It displays content in full […]

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Applications

Amazon sells a billion dollars worth of goods via mobile

I wanted to document the rather astounding news (reported by Staci at paidContent.org) that the almighty Amazon is now doing more than $1 billion in sales through mobile devices (including Kindle). I’m not surprised. I’ve been using Amazon’s iPhone app at least a few times a week to order batteries, nappies, books, chargers, a whole […]

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News

Google makes book mobile

Google has launched its mobile books service whereby the 1.5m books that it has scanned are available to mobile users as well as traditional desktop users. Google hopes to fight of Amazon’s Kindle which has sold 1/2m to date (Sprint estimates from users downloading books). Amazon is expected to launch the Kindle v2 later this […]

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Services

Kwiry reminders get Amazon, Netflix

Reminder service Kwiry has announced some nifty little updates, bringing Amazon and Netflix into the fold. Kwiry works essentially like clever Post It notes – you text reminders like ‘pick up dry cleaning’ or the name of a song you’ve heard and want to write down before you forget it to a short code. Kwiry […]