Amazon announces their new Fire Phone

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After months of rumors, Amazon finally announced their new phone, the Fire.  The Fire is the first phone to be designed to give you instant access to the music, books, movies, games, etc., offered by Amazon.  It also has Dynamic Perspective, which uses a “custom-designed sensor system that responds to the way you hold, view, and move your phone.”  It allows you to navigate through and interact with apps and games by the way you move the phone.  It also has Firefly, a “new technology that quickly recognizes printed web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, artwork, movies, music, and millions of products, making it easy to discover information, share items with friends, and more.”  It runs on Fire OS 3.5.0, which “starts with Android and adds cloud services, a content-forward user interface, built-in media libraries, productivity apps, and platform enhancements to integrate Amazon’s digital content and improve performance.”  It also has:

  • 13MP camera with optical image stabilization for photos and 1080p HD video
  • 2.2 GHz quad-core processor
  • 32GB of storage
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 4.7″ HD display
  • Dual stereo speakers and Dolby Digital audio

The Fire works only on the AT&T network.  You can pre-order your phone from Amazon today for delivery in July.  A 32GB Fire is $199 with an individual or family plan, or $649 without a service plan; 64GB models are available for $100 more.  You’ll receive a free year of Amazon’s Prime service with purchase of the phone.

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3 comments… add one

  • Anthony June 19, 2014, 12:16 pm

    also known as your personal Point of Sale terminal

    • Julie Strietelmeier June 19, 2014, 1:09 pm

      I was looking forward to the Fire Phone, hoping that Amazon would release something insanely cool. I wasn’t impressed. The biggest issue with Amazon devices are their lack of access to the Google Play marketplace. Amazon’s app store just isn’t up to snuff and I want access to all apps, not just some of them.

  • 1000Acres June 20, 2014, 1:56 am

    I wondered if this might be available unlocked. Instead, it looks like the Queen of Bloat-ware. Disappointing….

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