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Amazon-Appstore-giveaway

The Amazon Appstore might not have as many apps as Google Play, but it certainly offers up better deals. Take the latest giveaway, for example — it consists of 30 apps and games worth over $100, including big-name titles like Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing, Docs To Go Premium, and Instapaper.

Oyster-Mac

Oyster, the all-you-can-read e-book subscription service that finally made its debut on Android earlier this month, is now even more accessible. From today, Oyster users can enjoy titles in a web browser on almost any device — including your Mac or PC.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos touts Fire Phone's services at the Seattle launch event. But will Amazon's first phone really deliver? Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos touts Fire Phone’s services at the Seattle launch event. Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Jeff Bezos may be ready to roast the Galaxy and iPhone with his much-discussed Amazon Fire Phone, but judging from the first round of reviews, the handset is more of a damp squib than a firestarter.

Ahead of the smartphone’s launch tomorrow, and with the embargo lifted on the early review unit handsets, we’ve finally got an idea of how Bezos’ intriguing pet project has panned out.

And, unfortunately, “panned” seems to be the right word to describe it.

Amazon-Fire-Phone-in-Hand-1280x1565

Amazon has released its first commercial for the Fire Phone, and it’s focused on the free 12-month Prime subscription that comes bundled with it. There’s also a brief mention of some of the apps that will be available for the device at launch, including Skype, Twitter, and Minecraft.

Android-L-keyboard

The official Android L keyboard, which was released and then pulled from Google Play earlier this month, is now back. In an effort to avoid another run in with Google, however, the developer behind the release has chosen to make it available through the Amazon Appstore this time instead.

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