I can see this solving the problem of users forgetting buy something they saw on Twitter while on a mobile device. Is this scenario a problem that users are actually having or is Amazon creating a solution for a problem that doesn’t exist for non-Amazon employees?
"I have so many Bluetooth speakers, it’s ridiculous," Amazon’s top reviewer says.
Note to self: stop checking out amazon reviews to figure out if a product is worth my time.
Ubuntu for Tablets looks so much better than Amazons custom forked version of Android for its Kindle Fire family.
I guess Amazon is really hurting Barnes & Noble.
Amazon’s tutorial about how to enable the Amazon AppStore on Android is awesome. I love the section around the 0:40 second marker. The instructor tells the user to enable a setting that prompts the user with an alert. The instructor quickly tells users to just hit “OK”, without even making a brief mention about what the alert says.
Now if you see that the “unknown sources” box is not checked, click “unknown sources”. An “Attention” note will appear. Click “OK”. Nice Work. A green check mark has popped up in the “Unknown sources” box.
In case Android didn’t have enough security issues, just enable the this setting so that software can be installed from anywhere.
Now if you noticed that the box was already checked, that’s okay. Now we’re all together.
Yeah, thats okay that your phone was already open to the world to install software onto your phone by default and you probably didn’t know about it.
Amazon is now allowing people to be Prime members on a month-to-month basis.
Finally! They are slowly whittling down the Kindle Family to something sensible.
NY Mag Fluff Piece
"Amazon has done what no other company apart from Apple does: have a singular voice, a singular pitch man, simple product line-up, release/shipping time table and products priced to move," wrote Om Malik.
I don’t care that you are quoting Om Malik, I care that you didn’t think twice before quoting.
Amazon doesn’t have a simple product line-up. It has an overly diverse confusing lineup. Lets take a look at the Kindle Family.
- Kindle Paperwhite
- Kindle Paperwhite 3G
- Kindle Keyboard 3G
- Kindle DX
Kindle Fire Family
- Fire HD
- Fire HD 8.9”
- Fire HD 8.9” 4G LTE Wireless
- Which Kindles has a keyboard?
- Which Kindle has the largest screen?
- Which Kindles have touch screens?
Source: New York Magazine
Hilarious skit that may have been inspired by Amazons move for “Same Day Shipping”