Galaxy S4 goes gold; Kindles get new spark

Samsung teases two gold-colored Galaxy S4 phones and hints at a smartphone with a curved screen, while Amazon unveils new Kindle Fire HDX tablets.

CNET Update has the golden touch:


This episode of Update goes glam with new gold-colored Samasung Galaxy S4 phones , in both pink and brown accent colors. The unexpected reveal was posted on Samsung's Middle East Twitter and Facebook accounts.

Now that the gold iPhone 5S is a popular color, expect to see more devices come in shades of champagne. HTC could be next, since there were leaked images posted of gold-colored HTC One parts. But if you want the real stuff, has phones covered in 24-karat gold.

So what's the next trend after gold? Seems to be curved screens. Samsung is reportedly launching a smartphone with curved glass in October . The company teased flexible screens back in January.

And it wouldn't be the first product from Samsung with a curved HD screen. Curved OLED televisions are being sold now by Samsung and LG for about $9,000.

But perhaps the more practical tech today comes from Amazon with a new line of Kindle Fire tablets . The third generation models have a new design, and the top-of-the-line Kindle Fire HDX comes in two screen sizes, 7 and 8.9 inches. Both have higher resolution displays and faster processors, but only the HDX 8.9 has a back camera. The rest only have front-facing cameras. The new Kindle Fires also come with new features, like "Mayday," which is 24/7 live tech support at the touch of a button.


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