Amazon has launched a new service, Kindle Unlimited, today.
For $9.99 per month readers can choose from over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks ranging from mysteries and romance to sci-fi and more.
Kindle Unlimited books are accessible everywhere you shop for Kindle books, including of course the Windows Phone app. Subscribers merely need to look for the Kindle Unlimited icon throughout the Kindle Store and click on the "Read for Free" button on Kindle book pages to start reading.
Kindle Unlimited is currently available only to US customers but Amazon plan to expand this service to other countries.
Read more about the service at Amazon here.
Amazon is having a lightning deal where they are selling the Nokia Lumia 520 for only $44.99 for the next 90 min, ending 12 pm PST.
Grab the device, which is commitment-free, but locked to AT&T, at Amazon here.
Amazon has updated their mobile shopping app for Windows Phone 8 devices to v184.108.40.206. This is a minor update and the updated app includes bug fixes and performance improvements alone. Recently Amazon added the ability to explore and browse products by category, enhanced search refinements including brand, author, price, Prime eligibility and more.
Shoppers are able to access any Amazon store around the world from a single app by simply selecting their desired Amazon country store. Amazon customers have full access to their existing shopping cart, wish lists, payment and Amazon Prime member shipping options, order history, and 1-Click settings. All purchases made on the Amazon App are routed through Amazon’s secure servers just as they are on the web.
Download the Amazon app here from Windows Phone Store for free.
Amazon has just announced a new Prime Music, a streaming music service that will be free for Amazon Prime owners on iOS and Android.
Not unexpectedly, there is no Windows Phone app, but surprisingly, according to Amazon support, Amazon and Microsoft are working on bringing the music app to Windows devices.
Unfortunately Amazon was unable to give a time scale for the release, but it is expected sooner rather than later.
See the full conversation after the break.
Amazon has updated their mobile shopping app for Windows Phone 8 devices to v220.127.116.11. This updated app includes lots of improvements in the area of search filtering, product browsing and more. Read the full change log below.
* Explore and browse products by category with Shop by Department.
* Enhanced search refinements including brand, author, price, Prime eligibility and more.
* Bug fixes and performance improvements
The Amazon App allows Windows Phone users to quickly search, compare prices, read reviews, share products with friends, access Today’s Deals, and make purchases on Amazon using a simple, yet elegant, interface. It also allows users to save time by pinning the Amazon barcode scan tile to their Start screen, enabling them to simply tap the tile to take them straight to the barcode scanner.
Download the Amazon app here from Windows Phone Store for free.
The mid-range Windows Phone 8 device Nokia Lumia 1320 is now available starting Rs.17751 from major retailers in India. The device was launched in India for much higher price, and the current pricing makes it one of the best value devices out there in the market.
The device has a 6″ large HD screen, 5 MP rear auto focus camera with LED flash. The device is powered with a 1.2 GHz Dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage which could be expandable up to 32 GB. It comes in 4 color options – Yellow, black, red & white. Find the Flipkart listing below.
Nokia Lumia 1320 Black – Flipkart
It does not happen often, but after some months the Amazon Kindle app for Windows Phone had seen a minor update.
New in version 18.104.22.168 is a fix for the stuck loading screen and also a fix for the app crashing on start up.
The app of course continues to provide access to more than 1 million kindle books, will sync your reading position via whispernet with our PC and Kindle tablet, and also provide access to both free and paid books.
The updated client can be found in the Windows Phone Store here.
Unlike Google, Amazon is rather agnostic about which platform it supports, merely wanting to make its content available as widely as possible.
Therefore, while we cant always take what customer reps say seriously, we think there is a high likelihood that this Amazon customer support representative is right when they say an Amazon Prime Instant Video client for Windows phone is being worked on, and may be available soon.
According to our tipster when asked about an app for Windows Phone the Instant Video support rep said:
“We understand that the market for Windows phones is huge and have also received many requests to make Prime available in Windows phone.
Our Amazon Instant video team is working on this and Prime might be available on windows phone soon.”
Amazon currently has the Amazon Mobile app, Kindle app and Audible app in the Windows Phone Store.
Do our readers think we can expect the Instant Video app to join the list soon? Let us know below.
Thanks ColdCoffee for the tip and screen shot.
Amazon appears to be the gift that keeps on giving, with their latest move cutting the price of the Nokia Lumia 1520 to only $49.99 on contract, with the handset costing $629 commitment-free.
With the handset still costing $199 on contract on AT&T that is a tremendous saving on what is the most high-end Windows Phone so far.
Find the handset at Amazon here.
Thanks Gaja for the tip.
Amazon UK is offering a great deal on the good but somewhat unsung Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 820.
The LTE handset with its 4.3 inch WVGA screen also offers 8G of storage and an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, and also other niceties such as NFC and a gyroscope not found in cheaper handsets like the 520 or 625.
Grab the handset at Amazon UK here while it lasts.
Well, here’s a stonker of a deal. You can now grab an AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 commitment-free for only $49.99 plus free shipping.
The 4 inch WVGA Windows Phone 8 handset is the best selling Windows Phone ever with more than 30% of the market, meaning it will continue to be supported for a pretty long time.
The device is in stock but only in limited quantities, so if you are interested you getter grab it quick.
See it at Amazon here.
The already best selling Nokia Lumia 520 is about to get another acceleration in sales due the upcoming deals. Amazon is now selling Nokia Lumia 520 for $59.99, down from its regular price of $99.99. Apart from Amazon, TigerDirect will be offering Nokia Lumia 520 for $59.99 from this Friday.
I think Lumia 520 with 4-inch IPS display, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera Offline GPS and a Snapdragon S4 processor is a great deal for $59.99. What do you think?
Place your order here from Amazon. Find TigerDirect deals here.
Its getting even cheaper now to buy the most advanced Windows Phone ever. While AT&T is offering the Nokia Lumia 1520 for $199, you can now pick up the handset for only $99.99 on contract via Amazon.com.
The handset is available in the full range of Red, White and Black colours, with Yellow temporarily out of stock. Delivery is available by the 27th November.
See the offer at Amazon here.
Have any of our readers picked up the handset yet? Let us know below.