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Amazon’s Kindle Fire officially unveiled

As expected, Amazon confirmed details of their new Kindle Fire tablet yesterday. The tablet will be released on 15th November in the US and cost $199. A UK release date and price haven’t been announced yet. US residents can pre-order the Kindle Fire from Amazon.

Amazon's Kindle Fire tabletThe tablet has a 7″ screen, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of storage, supplemented by Amazon’s Cloud Storage. There is no 3G in this model but it does have Wi-Fi. It is also missing a camera and microphone.

Here’s a video advertising the Kindle Fire:

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Kindle Fire to be launched by Amazon tomorrow

The long-rumoured Amazon tablet, now believed to be named ‘Kindle Fire’, will be announced tomorrow at a press conference in New York. The tablet has been given the name ‘Fire’ to differentiate it from the current Kindle E Ink models which will still be available for sale.

According to articles on Slashgear and TechCrunch, the tablet will be 7″ and have a similar form to the BlackBerry PlayBook. It is running a version of Android believed to be forked from version 2.1, and will have access to Amazon’s own App Store (but not the Google Android Market). The hardware is apparently not as modern as it could be, Amazon will be hoping that the name and content will sell the tablet before more advanced versions are released next year.

Prices are rumoured to be between $250 and $300. All will be revealed tomorrow…

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Amazon Appstore reported as working outside of US

It has been reported by some sources (e.g. Mashable, Pocket Gamer) that it’s now possible to use the Amazon Appstore in other countries oustide of the US. There has been no official announcement from Amazon regarding this, and not all users are able to access the store, but some have been able to get it to work without resorting to the workaround.

I haven’t been able to verify as I’m using the workaround, and I’m not sure yet if the apps I’ve downloaded will still work if I switch account. But if anyone wants to try it out, get the app from the Amazon website and see if you have any joy!

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Pocket League Story now available for Android

The latest English language release from Kairosoft is now available for Android! Pocket League Story is a football management sim that follows the style of their previous games, and can be bought from the Market for £3.24.

Pocket League Story for AndroidThe game allows you to choose and train your team, sell merchandise and even build stadiums. Once I finish with Grand Prix Story I’ll definitely be buying this game.

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DarkyROM v10.3 now available

The latest version of the DarkyROM custom ROM for Samsung Galaxy S phones (and variants) has been released on the DarkyROM website. Version 10.3 is based on the JVR firmware, which includes a few fixes from previous versions. The ROM also includes the latest version of the DarkCore kernel, which is now at version 3.1.

About screen after installing DarkyROM v10.3I flashed my phone without wipe from the base JVR 10.3 R4 ROM and haven’t had any problems so far.

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Tetris now available for free on the Android Market

EA have released a free, ad-supported version of the classic game Tetris on the Android Market. This is the official mobile version of Tetris, and includes things like the famous Tetris tune and the ability to track your game stats.

Tetris on the Android MarketSome reviews on the Market suggest that the advertising is obtrusive, I can’t verify this – I already have the paid-for version on my phone. But it’s free and official so I’m not sure people can complain that much?