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Amazon Fire Phone: all the new features

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Amazon Fire Phone: all the new features
Amazon just announced an all-around great device, called the Fire Phone, which coincidentally happens to be its first smartphone, too. It pulled out all the stop, equipping the firebreather with a bright, 590-nits IPS-LCD display, peppy Snapdragon 800, 2 GB of RAM, 13 MP OIS camera, and a dual stereo speaker system.

Besides the stellar hardware specifications, Amazon has thrown in all the music, movies, TV series and reading apps you can think about, tying it up in an ecosystem of its own. Moreover, there's a new service called Firefly, which can recognize over a 100 million objects - from songs, through dishwasher soaps, to phone numbers on a poster, and find them at the lowest price, or throw more info about them at you. Here's the scoop on all the new features in the new and fiery Amazon handset, starting with the most impressive thingies.

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posted on 18 Jun 2014, 14:53

1. WinDroid (Posts: 77; Member since: 20 May 2014)


Wake me up when they get cyanogenmod on the phone and it's on verizon. Right now boring waste of resources.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 20:00 2

10. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


Industry leading? The LG Optimus Black had a 700 nit IPS LCD.

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 02:29 3

13. sbw44 (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)


Both the Nokia E6 and 701 had brighter displays. 900nits and a 1000nits respectively.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 14:59 1

2. meanestgenius (Posts: 1133; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I really like this phone! Specs and features are great! I hate the price and the AT&T exclusivity, though.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 14:59 6

3. sprockkets (Posts: 1160; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Nothing but useless gimicks and a front page to amazon for advertisements and sales.

$200 for a 2 year contract and $650 outright? Screw that sht.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 15:02

4. smallworld (Posts: 438; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Not bad.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 15:17 1

5. mc1191 (Posts: 36; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


It's different... Meh...

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 15:42

6. fsalto98 (Posts: 31; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


Put on Verizon and it's mine the first day it's out, otherwise I'm just not getting it!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 16:02 1

7. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 1827; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)


Some dev will ruin this device, by installin stock Android.. Making it barely functional..

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 16:19 5

9. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I see what you did there. Or, they could install iOS and really F#%k it up.

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 16:11

8. PAPINYC (Posts: 2273; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I won't say this phone will totally flop, it may be a slight improvement for anyone upgrading from an iPhone 5S. I'm slightly disappointed, though, cuz' I like Jeff Besos (but, not that way), I just think he's heading down the wrong path. Look on the bright side, at least Amazon won't have to sell to a third-party to liquidate these!!

posted on 18 Jun 2014, 21:42

11. gigaraga (Posts: 883; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


It doesn't seem too bad. Although I wouldn't get this as a flagship, it still has some pretty interesting features...

posted on 19 Jun 2014, 02:28

12. alumoyo (Posts: 159; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)


NOT CONVINCED - all this motion 3D stuff - its isn't about the phone, its about the USER. As a human, my movements are unpredictable and random - and how will the system know what's deliberate and what's not. It will still be annoying no matter how smooth they have got it working: save that one for another day, its still too soon.

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