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Best Kindle Fire Apps

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is a red hot item. At a $199 price point, Kindle Fire is giving the iPad a run for it’s money. But you know that already, that’s why you bought one, now it’s time to load it up with apps. having trouble deciding what to get? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Books, movies, magazines and games! Oh yes, the Kindle Fire has great games too.

When downloading apps for your Kindle Fire, remember you can download Android apps too, you don’t have to look just for Kindle Fire apps, however Kindle Fire or HD apps are going to be optimized for display on Android tablets, including Amazon’s new tablet, the Kindle Fire.

Hulu Plus
Price: $7.99 a month
Rating: 4 out of 5

While Amazon offers tons of video content on its own, Hulu, one of the most popular streaming services is having a coming out party on Kindle Fire. Hulu’s been around a while – their Kindle Fire app lets you watch your favorite television shows without paying per episode.

In Angry Birds, evil pigs have set up shop in a happy kingdom, wouldn’t that make you angry?

Angry Birds (Kindle Fire Edition)
Price: $4.99
Rating: 5 out of 5

Probably the world’s most popular app on any tablet, Angry Birds is a simple game that takes a lifetime to master. Hurl an angry bird into a pig fortress and try to do as much damage as possible. Sounds simple doesn’t it? It is, and incredibly addictive…You were warned.

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
Price: $1.99
Rating: 5 out of 5

At some point that new Kindle Fire is going to be highjacked by your 5 year old, and then you’ll want to have some games loaded on it for them. And games with monkeys go right to the top of any list. Games with monkeys that teach your kids things probably rank even higher.

Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is one of the best preschooler apps, in it kids play match games, learn colors, shapes, numbers and more. Six different mini-games all change with gameplay. Kids collect stickers as rewards for completing the tasks.

Fruit Ninja
Price: $1.99
Rating: 5 out of 5

Who says you can’t play with your food? use your finger to slice and dice your way to victory. This casual game has three different modes: Classic, Arcade and Zen and countless numbers of levels. The premise? Slice the food that appears as quick as possible. Super additive

Pandora is the most popular free music streaming app in the world.

Price: Free
Rating: 5 out of 5

Instant music for free right to your Kindle Fire? There is only one way: Pandora. Sure there are other apps out there that do the same thing, but Pandora is the king. Create your own radio stations, like Elvis? Create a station that serves up “The King” and artist that sound like him.

Guitar – Virtual Guitar Free
Price: Free
Rating: 4 out of 5

Until there’s the equivalent of GarageBand on the Kindle, individual music apps like this one will have to satisfy the rock star inside you. The app is easy to use, freely strum or choose from over a 100 available chords. You can combine the chords to create a song. You can save and share your songs, or just rock out with your Amazon Kindle Fire.

Make Your Own Apps
Maybe the app you’re looking for isn’t on this list. maybe you’ve got an idea for an app of your own? You can learn how to design and build games for the Android mobile platform or if you prefer, learn app development for iPhone and iPad. Mobile app development, like tablets, are the future of computing – and entertainment. People want to take it with them and why not, great devices like the Kindle Fire put the power in your hands.


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Amazon’s New Tablet: Kindle Fire Versus iPad 2

Amazon’s Kindle Fire is set to ship on November 15th. The Wi-Fi-enabled tablet device will offer a 7 1/2-inch full color screen, and be available at the extremely competitive price of $199. The tablet, which was publicly unveiled today in New York City by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, will use a version of Google’s Android operating system that was created specifically for the Kindle Fire. However, the Kindle Fire’s OS will sport a distinctive look with a special emphasis on media and apps – copying in a way what Apple has already done on the iPad.

The Kindle Fire will take extreme advantage of Amazon’s enormous libraries of content, which contain approximately 18 million movies, songs, TV shows, magazines and books.

The iPad Killer
Is Amazon’s Kindle Fire an iPad killer? The Kindle Fire runs on a dual-core processor and is equipped with eight gigabytes of data storage. Amazon offers free storage for all Amazon digital content on the Amazon Cloud. Books, movies, music and apps are available instantly to stream or download. These are great options for media savvy users, but the tablet lacks a camera and any 3G support. Furthermore, the touchscreen on the Kindle only accommodates two points of touch at a time. (The iPad, in comparison, can manage as many as ten.) So is it an iPad Killer? In a word, no, but that shouldn’t stop you from considering buying it.

Amazon now offers several versions of the Kindle, ranging in price from $199 for the new Kindle Fire, to the original Kindle model, which can now be picked up for $79.

The tech industry has been anxiously waiting to see what kind of tablet Amazon would create. The Kindle Fire signifies Amazon’s entry into the tablet computer business. It’s a full frontal assault on Apple, as a complete digital media content provider – from hardware to software. Amazon is the world’s largest online retailer, and Amazon – like market-leader Apple, already has a rich supply of content.

Downloads & Web
Amazon is in the business of selling all types of media—not just apps, but music downloads, movies, TV programs, eBooks and more. And the Kindle Fire gives users a great way to do that. The Kindle Fire is designed to be smoothly integrated into Amazon’s content. Plus, Amazon’s Cloud gives users a free and easy way to store the content.

The Kindle Fire also serves up Amazon’s redesigned cloud web browser with Silk.

Amazon is currently taking pre-orders for the Kindle Fire, buyers will also receive a free one-month trial of Amazon Prime, the online retailer’s yearly service that gives users free streaming video as well as free shipping for purchases (for a $79 annual fee). Amazon Prime members also receive unlimited, instant streaming of over 10,000 popular movies and TV shows.

Movies and Books
Amazon just entered into an agreement with several movie studios for content, which includes 18 million movies, TV shows, songs, magazines, and books. Ahhhh yes, books. The foundation of Amazon’s business. The company started as an online bookseller and smartly turned the business into an internet retailing giant. Amazon is bringing a full court press with the Kindle Fire. Visitors to were greeted with a personal letter from Jeff Bezos about the Kindle Fire, on the company’s website.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos introduces the world to the new Kindle Fire. And another salvo is fired in the tablet-computer wars…

As the tablet-computer wars continue to escalate, the question still remains: Can anyone top Apple’s iPad? For the time being, no. For those that don’t own an iPad, Amazon’s Kindle Fire offers some great incentives and looks like a solid piece of hardware. But for now, the iPad remains the king of the tablet throne. The iPad has charted spectacular sales, both the original iPad and the iPad 2. Thanks to Apple, learning app development and being able to understand programming for Google Android devices are now a game developer’s career requirements.


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Amazon’s Cheap Tablet Computer

The future looks bright for those thinking about becoming an app developer. Insiders say Amazon’s long-rumored tablet computer is a reality. The 7-inch tablet will carry the “Kindle” namesake and debut in November. The backlit touchpad will have many iPad-like features but cost only $250, which is half the price of Apple’s tablet. Amazon will effectively double the size of the app marketplace – great news to developers – with the move.

Seven-inch color touch screen, 6GB, featuring Amazon Kindle, Amazon’s Cloud Player and Video…all for $250 or less.

The Features

  • The 6-GB device, which looks and feels like a Blackberry PlayBook, features a carousel-styled interface. Content on the device is served up easily through the menu – apps, books and movies.
  • It’s all integrated with Amazon services: the Amazon Cloud Player is used for playing music, a Kindle app is used as the book reader, while the company’s Instant Video player plays video.

TechCrunch blogger M.G. Siegler recently revealed, ”Not only have I heard about the device, I’ve seen it and used it.” Amazon’s app store will be used to serve up apps. Siegler went on to say the Amazon tablet he tested has a full-color touch screen and runs a version of the Android operating system. The OS however, has been customized by Amazon.

AMZN is currently trading briskly in light of the upcoming announcement.  

According to industry analysts, like Forrester Research, the online bookseller could sell 3 million to 5 million Amazon tablets before year’s end. If the price prediction is accurate, Amazon’s Kindle could be a real challenger to Apple’s iPad. HP recently saw demand for its cheap HP Touchpad exhaust HP inventory and prompt a final production run for the tablet that featured HP’s WebOS and was reduced from $495 to $99.


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