Like Microsoft, Amazon.com came too late to the smartphone market. But unlike the software giant, Amazon has already found its Next Big Thing.
Recent Amazon Stories
Amazon today announced Unlimited Music, its new on-demand music streaming service. Key differentiators include what Amazon calls the service's "breakthrough" pricing, and Alexa integration.
Amazon today announced a new service for its Kindle and Prime customers called Prime Reading. Now, Prime subscribers in the United States can enjoy unlimited reading from a rotating selection of books, magazines, comics and other Kindle-based content at no additional cost.
Audible Channels---a unique feature of the Audible service that provides short format original programming and exclusive content and podcasts to the audiobook service---is now free for Amazon Prime members, Audible revealed.
Amazon this week shipped a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app version of its core store experience, delighting users who had previously mourned the death of its previous Windows 8 and Windows phone apps. But this app is really just the Amazon web site in an app wrapper. Does that matter?
Hot on the heels of its most expensive Kindle release, Amazon has updated its least expensive Kindle with a thinner and lighter new design. Plus, it's available in white now too.
Amazon Prime is an amazing bundling deal that combines the physical with digital subscription perks. And this week, Amazon took an aggressive step to better compete with standalone subscription services, offering a new variety of Prime offerings by the month.
Amazon today announced that its new high-end e-book reader, the Kindle Oasis, is available for pre-order. The device will ship in late April and is billed as the lightest and thinnest Kindle ever. But it costs a whopping $290, making it even more expensive than its predecessor, the Kindle Voyager.
A few tidbits from around the web: Windows Defender goes from goat to hero, Audible gets a nice update on Windows phones, worries over slowing iPhone sales growth, Spotify to add videos, and "Peak Prime."
Amazon this morning announced a new lineup of Fire tablets—include an entry-level version for just $50—plus new Fire TV models aimed at gamers and 4K video.
Fire phone no more: Amazon has shut down all smart phone development and will focus that part of the company on tablets and other hardware projects instead.