Amazon Cloud Drive Comes to Japan

  Amazon Cloud Drive Comes to Japan customers can keep all their photos safe in the cloud and access
 them anytime from any Kindle Fire, Android phone or tablet, or with any web
                       browser using Amazon Cloud Drive

  Customers will be able to use Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD to access and
       browse all of their favorite photos in stunning high-resolution

                    All customers get 5GB of free storage

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- November 15, 2012

(NASDAQ:AMZN) –, Inc. today announced the launch of Amazon Cloud
Drive in Japan. Customers in Japan can now easily upload and securely store
all of their digital files in the Amazon Cloud, and access them using the
Cloud Drive PC, Mac and Android Apps, or from any web browser – and soon, from
Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD. All customers get 5 GB of free storage with
additional plans starting at ¥800 a year. For more information visit

Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD will begin shipping to customers in Japan on
December 19. The new family of Kindle Fire devices, combined with Cloud Drive,
enables customers to easily and safely store and enjoy their photos in
stunning high-resolution anywhere they are, plus arrange personal photos
beautifully, with a mosaic view. Customers can also use their Kindle Fire to
view their favorite photos on their TV using HDMI out, which enables them to
connect an HDMI cable from their Kindle Fire to any device that has an HDMI
port. Kindle Fire owners can also quickly and easily import their Facebook
photos to Cloud Drive.

“Cloud Drive offers a simple, secure and convenient option for managing
important digital content like photos, videos and documents,” said Russell
Dicker, director of Cloud Drive for Amazon. “With Cloud Drive, you don’t have
to worry about hard drive crashes or not being able to access files that are
stored on physical devices. All of your content is stored safely on Amazon’s
servers and is accessible from any PC, Mac or Android device – and coming soon
in Japan, Kindle Fire.”

Earlier this month, Amazon announced the Cloud Drive Photos App for Android,
enabling Cloud Drive customers to upload, store, access and enjoy their photo
libraries using their Android phones and tablets.In addition, Cloud Drive
customers using Macs can easily upload their iPhoto albums to Cloud Drive in
as little as two clicks using the Cloud Drive Desktop App. Users can select
the events they want to upload and the Cloud Drive Desktop App seamlessly
uploads photos so they can be enjoyed instantly on Kindle Fire or from any web
browser. Cloud Drive Overview:

                      Cloud Drive
                           -5 GB: Free
                           -Additional storage plans starting at ¥800 a year
                           for 20 GB

Storage                -Photos

                           -Video: Any type of file

Format                 -Pictures: Any type of file

                           -Documents: Any type of file
                           -Kindle Fire

Compatible Devices    

                           -Android phones and tablets


Basic Features        



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on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth’s Biggest Selection., Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where
customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and
endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. and
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Industrial. Amazon Web Services provides Amazon’s developer customers with
access to in-the-cloud infrastructure services based on Amazon’s own back-end
technology platform, which developers can use to enable virtually any type of
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Kindle Fire HD features astunning custom high-definition display, exclusive
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dual-band support, dual-antennas and MIMO for faster streaming and downloads,
enough storage for HD content, and the latest generation processor and
graphics engine—and it is available in two display sizes—7” and 8.9”.The
large-screen Kindle Fire HD is also available with 4G wireless, and comes with
a groundbreaking $49.99 introductory 4G LTE data package. The all-new Kindle
Fire features a 20% faster processor, 40% faster performance, twice the
memory, and longer battery life.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities
Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from
management's expectations. These forward-looking statements involve risks and
uncertainties that include, among others, risks related to competition,
management of growth, new products, services and technologies, potential
fluctuations in operating results, international expansion, outcomes of legal
proceedings and claims, fulfillment center optimization, seasonality,
commercial agreements, acquisitions and strategic transactions, foreign
exchange rates, system interruption, inventory, government regulation and
taxation, payments and fraud. More information about factors that potentially
could affect's financial results is included in's
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent
Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent filings.

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