Amazon gadget news! Yes, Amazon gadget news!
Want some slightly whelming Amazon news? Well you’ve come to the right place folks! First up comes the announcement that the Amazon Appstore has arrived in Europe, filled with loads of Android goodies. Well, it’s in some of Europe – namely the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
As it contains mainly the same sort of stuff that is in the Google Play store, it isn’t available there - to download it you'll need to enable the installation of apps from 'unknown sources' on your phone or tablet, and then download it from the Amazon Appstore website. Prepare to be whelmed.
There’s rumours that its arrival could herald the coming of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet, which STILL hasn’t shown up here in the UK. There’s an Amazon media event scheduled for September and word is that we could be getting the all-new Kindle Fire 2.
There’s also word of a new Kindle e-reader in the offing, with a picture here and everything, courtesy of The Verge.
Is THIS the new Kindle Touch? Behold the front-lit display, the new Paperwhite e-ink and fancy talk of “higher contrast, high resolution, integrated lighting, and eight weeks of battery life”. Oooh, beautiful.