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Lovefilm, the DVD rental-turned streaming service which is owned by Amazon, has spent the past year battling against Netflix for the top spot on the UK movie streaming charts. Will the service’s integration with the dirt-cheap Amazon Kindle Fire tabs give it a leg up in the run up to Christmas? And can a stellar new feature tip it over the edge? Read more

The fact that Amazon is about to update its Kindle Fire tablet is as much of a certainty as the appearance of the next iPhone before Christmas. What we didn’t know until this morning, though, is what it looked like… Read more

The eReader game is about to see a new competitor arrive in the UK. Barnes & Noble, which has been selling its Nook eReaders in the US for some time now, has just outed plans to assault these shores. Should Amazon be worried? Read more

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Amazon’s pretty good, we’re sure you’ll agree? But there is one innate problem that plagues it and any other delivery service: what happens if something arrives when you’re not home? Worry not: the new Collect+ scheme is coming to a newsagent near you. Read more

One model of the Kindle family has disappeared from Amazon’s US site, prompting rumours the retail giant is about to ‘do an Apple’ and refresh its line-up of ebook readers.

Add to that price drops from Amazon and its competitors, and you’ve got quite a body of evidence mounting up. Read more

There’s gold in them there hills. Well, there is if by ‘gold’ you mean ‘actual currency’ and by ‘hills’ you mean ‘mobile and social gaming markets’. Amazon knows this, which is why it’s just announced its own gaming studio. With the might of a company like Amazon joining the act, surely the days of the handheld console are numbered? Read more

There have been rumours about a smaller iPad ever since the original launched back in 2010. And a sequel to the Amazon Kindle Fire has been expected for a while now, but the latest we’re hearing is it’ll be bigger than the iPad, with a 10-inch screen.

The smaller iPad will also be priced ridiculously low, according to the source. Is it just us, or are Apple and Amazon adopting each other’s business models?

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And you thought it was just for reading. Some enterprising modders have got busy with the Amazon Kindle Fire, and have managed to get Android Jelly Bean running on the tablet.

They’ve even posted a walkthrough, should you want to try it for yourself. Check out the video of it in action after the break.

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