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Amazon Echo deals on Black Friday… Friday… day…

Today is the day when people either lose their calm, get into a fight over saving £9.99 on a TV in a store, enter a spiral of misfortune and wake up in a prison cell… or they don’t. Luckily we know the Coolsmartphone.com readers to be more clever …

Amazon Fire 7″ Now £29.99 at Amazon

We’ve written about it on Coolsmartphone.com. We’ve talked about it on the Coolsmartphone Podcast. We’ve bought some, and some of us use one daily. The Amazon Fire 7″ is now £29.99 at Amazon. Running Fire OS, Amazon’s distribution of Android, with microSD expansion, and sporting a pretty sturdy …

Argos Deals – GO!

Right. Yadda, yadda, yadda, Black Friday. Deals. Bargains. Offers. Spend lots of money. Take many years to pay it back. Stress about it, but bury your head in the sand and look at the shiny, shiny. Yay. Today it’s Argos, and a load of Black Friday deals have, …

Amazon Prime £59 until Friday November 18th

We’ve written a lot about Amazon, their products and their Prime subscription service over the last few years. Now you can get Prime in the UK if you sign up as a new customer for £59 for the first year. Hurry though, the offer is only valid until …

Get ready for Christmas – the Amazon Fire Kids Edition

Head to your local supermarket and you’ll find many weird and wonderful tablets which are all pretty well priced. They may look like a decent option for your kids, but how do you know if they’re any good? How do you know if they’re supported? Amazon have the …

All-New Amazon Fire HD 8: Better And Cheaper

It’s been quite a week: the IFA madness had just started to blow over, then LG announced the V20 and Apple announced the new Apple Watch Series 2 and iPhone 7. Just as all that was passing, Amazon threw their own announcement into the mix, and the device …

Amazon Fire tablets updated to Fire OS 5.3.1

The Amazon Fire tablet range is being updated to Fire OS 5.3.1. This release of Amazon’s Android based distribution adds some new features to the Fire tablets and adds the On Deck feature to older fourth generation Fire tablets. There is now an option for encryption of your …

FireOS 5.1.4 Rolling Out

My trusty Amazon Fire tablet updated over the air this week and the new version number of FireOS is 5.1.4. FireOS is Amazon’s operating system, based on Android, which is built to run on the range of Amazon Fire tablets. It definitely has a different look and feel …

Amazon Fire 7 down to £39 at Tesco

The sun is out, the sky is blue.. Time for another great gadget deal! This time it’s from Tesco and it’s the 7″ Amazon Fire tablet. It’s now reduced to a pretty unbelievable £39 and you can get it in black, blue or magenta. There’s free delivery or …

Amazon Fire 7 (2015) – Review

This is the Coolsmartphone.com review of the Amazon Fire (2015). I’ve been testing this for a while now, and after many months of heavy use, here is my review of Amazon’s inexpensive tablet computer. The device reviewed was purchased with my own pocket money, from Amazon, and has …

Speedy delivery now in Manchester too

If you’re a last-minute Christmas gift shopper and you live in Manchester, listen up. Now Amazon Prime are of offering one-hour delivery slots on thousands of items. Get onto their site, choose your product and have it delivered right to your door in less time than it would …

Black Friday – Amazon Fire 7″ down to less than £35

You might call it “that day when shops just reduce stuff that was far too expensive anyway”, you might call it “a great opportunity to get a bargain” or you may just call it “that day when people park like utter idiots everywhere and descend on the high …

Amazon Fire 7″ (2015) – Unboxing

Today Amazon started delivering their new tablet models to customers who had pre-ordered in the UK. I received my £49 Amazon Fire 7″ (2015), and this is my unboxing. Yes, you did read that correctly, it’s just £49. Specifications: quad-core processor and 1GB RAM 7″ 1024×600 display 8GB …

Amazon poised to release a £30 tablet for Christmas

Amazon has had mixed fortunes with its ventures into the tech world.  Its Kindles have sold like hot cakes, its Fire phone has bombed, while its tablet range has fared quite well.  A story in the Wall Street Journal in the US suggests that Amazon is due to release …

Amazon drop Fire Phone to £99

Right now over on Amazon.co.uk the company is selling off its Fire Phone device which is still exclusive to O2 here in the UK. Since its launch the branded device has failed to capture mainstream attention and has been a little bit of a flop, with a high …

Black Friday – Amazon Fire Phone £150 off

The Amazon Fire Phone. It’s proving to be a bit “marmite”, you either love it or hate it. The handset has a 4.7″ 1280×720 pixel screen at 315ppi, 13 megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi etc. The reviews may be a bit mixed, and you have to be prepared to …

The future of the Amazon Fire Phone

Last week Amazon released its third quarter financial results.  Amongst a great number of tedious statistical and fiscal matters was the curious fact that it had $83 million worth of unsold Amazon Fire Phones on the shelf.  In fact, the fantastically awful sales figures have hit Amazon’s overall …

£100 worth of free apps and games today

Are you a user of Amazon’s own app store? I am, and if you didn’t know Amazon give away a free paid app everyday. I make sure that I check at least once per day as sometimes you can get a real gem every once in a while. …

New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 comes to town

A slight improvement in specs, but not a great deal else from what we can see here. The new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 is still the same price as last year but with an uplift in specs (2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 805), Dolby Atmos surround sound and a …

Kindle Fire HD gets a makeover

New Kindle Fire HD devices have also been announced today. There’s some funky colours and 6″ or 7″ versions with quad-core 1.5GHz CPU’s, dual cameras and Dolby Digital audio. Price-wise, they’re attractive – the 6″ is £79 and the 7″ is £119. You can pre-order on the Amazon …