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If you’re a cheapskate when it comes to purchasing a new smartphone, Amazon is doing its best to revive the Fire Phone without actually manufacturing its own hardware (which was a disastrous endeavor). The online retail giant has initially partnered with two hardware OEM to subsidize the cost of brand new Android smartphone in exchange for some Amazon-specific “enhancements”. The subsidized pricing comes in the form of a Special Offers-like program that puts ads for Amazon products and services on the device’s lock screen. You can opt to click on the offers to see if they’re to your liking or immediately... Read more...
Following a bit of mild backlash on the Internet, Amazon over the weekend decided it was best to give potential Kindle Fire HD customers a way to opt out of receiving so-called "special offers." For a one-time payment of $15, Kindle Fire HD owners can ensure they'll never again see an ad on their lock screen. "With Kindle Fire HD there will be a special offers opt-out option for $15. We know from our Kindle reader line that customers love our special offers and very few people choose to opt out. We're happy to offer customers the choice," Amazon said in a statement. If you already ordered a Kindle... Read more...