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Update to Amazon Fire Phone adds new features

Update to Amazon Fire Phone adds new features

posted: 4 days ago, 22:43

One of the storylines that we listed as a flop and disappointment for 2014, was the launch of the Amazon Fire Phone. With the success of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet line, why should Amazon not succeed with a forked Android smartphone? Rumors...

Amazon's Fire Phone flop won't stop it from launching more handsets

Amazon's Fire Phone flop won't stop it from launching more handsets

posted: 07 Dec 2014, 02:24

Despite having produced a huge flop with the Amazon Fire Phone, it seems that Jeff Bezos is not giving up on the category so quickly. Yes, there were high hopes when the Amazon Fire Phone was introduced. The company...

Amazon isn't afraid of failures, wants to launch more Fire phones in the coming years

Amazon isn't afraid of failures, wants to launch more Fire phones in the coming years

posted: 02 Dec 2014, 23:19

The Amazon Fire Phone was released in July in the US, but failed to attract customers, as it didn't offer enough features for its (then) high price...

Fire sale: Amazon chops the unlocked Fire Phone to only $199, still includes a year of Prime subscription

Fire sale: Amazon chops the unlocked Fire Phone to only $199, still includes a year of Prime subscription

posted: 26 Nov 2014, 03:22

The electronic retail giant has slashed the price of its 32 GB Fire Phone edition down to the cool $199.99, and we aren't talking contract prices here. Two Benjamins will...

Amazon comes to its senses: Fire Phone is now (almost) free on contract

Amazon comes to its senses: Fire Phone is now (almost) free on contract

posted: 08 Sep 2014, 11:21

The mid-range Amazon Fire Phone can now be purchased for as low as $0.99, though you'll have to sign a new contract agreement with AT&T for that...

How badly the Amazon Fire Phone failed may surprise you

How badly the Amazon Fire Phone failed may surprise you

posted: 26 Aug 2014, 19:40

Frankly, this story shouldn't surprise anyone. We did report that the Amazon Fire Phone was on top of the Amazon smartphone sales list for a while, but we were clear to caveat that fact with the information that "Amazon is not a factor...

Fire Phone in Amazon's Top 10 all week, but 15% of reviews feature the word

Fire Phone in Amazon's Top 10 all week, but 15% of reviews feature the word "return"

posted: 03 Aug 2014, 21:36

All around the internet, the Amazon Fire Phone has been getting fairly bad reviews. The general consensus is that it is great for hardcore Amazon users, but not really all that good as a smartphone....

Teardown shows Amazon Fire Phone costs $205 to build

Teardown shows Amazon Fire Phone costs $205 to build

posted: 28 Jul 2014, 15:19

Any time a major new device comes out, there are two things you can expect: 1) a full teardown of the device; and, 2) a breakdown of the build cost based on that teardown. Last week, iFixit did the first teardown of the Amazon Fire Phone,...

Amazon Fire Phone teardown promises a tough time for DIY repairs

Amazon Fire Phone teardown promises a tough time for DIY repairs

posted: 24 Jul 2014, 21:29

We're still working on our review of the Amazon Fire Phone (though the general sentiment around the web is generally somewhat negative), but in the meantime, iFixit has finished its full teardown of the device and that also...

Amazon Fire Phone unboxing

Amazon Fire Phone unboxing

posted: 23 Jul 2014, 11:33

If you’ve come across Amazon’s web site in the last few days, then you know exactly what they’ve been advertising a lot of late. There should be no surprise at all to see the Amazon Fire Phone in the face of shoppers on its site, as we’re nearing the inevitable launch...

Amazon's Fire Phone to receive two exclusive games on launch, both make use of Dynamic Perspective

Amazon's Fire Phone to receive two exclusive games on launch, both make use of Dynamic Perspective

posted: 22 Jul 2014, 07:01

Amazon's Fire Phone launch is just around the corner and the company's Game Studios division has already developed a couple of games that take advantage of, and showcase, the phone's...

Amazon's first Fire Phone commercial is somewhat surprising

Amazon's first Fire Phone commercial is somewhat surprising

posted: 17 Jul 2014, 18:30

The Amazon Fire Phone will go on sale on July 25, exclusively on AT&T. Prices will start at $199 on contract...

Amazon Fire Phone hands-on

Amazon Fire Phone hands-on

posted: 16 Jul 2014, 23:14

Amazon is embarking on an ambitious quest to break into the highly lucrative smartphone market – one that’s dominated by many top-class contenders that don’t want to face another competitor. Just last month, Amazon officially unveiled its highly anticipated Fire Phone,...

The creator of Google Glass, Babak Parviz, leaves Google for Amazon

The creator of Google Glass, Babak Parviz, leaves Google for Amazon

posted: 14 Jul 2014, 09:22

Apart from kickstarting Google Glass, the optics expert also worked on Google's innovative smart lens aimed at diabetics, which measures the glucose levels of one's tears...

Best phones with front stereo speakers

Best phones with front stereo speakers

posted: 13 Jul 2014, 08:12

Today, even the average smartphone sounds pretty decent. In fact, we're seeing more and more smartphones with front-facing speakers popping up, and these, without a doubt, deliver the best listening experience one can get on a smartphone...

Poll results: Is Amazon's Fire phone a game changer?

Poll results: Is Amazon's Fire phone a game changer?

posted: 25 Jun 2014, 21:27

Amazon definitely wants the Fire phone to be as successful as its Kindle Fire tablets - though choosing to launch it only via AT&T won't really help in this regard...

Samsung and LG reportedly monitoring how Amazon's Fire phone can affect the smartphone market

Samsung and LG reportedly monitoring how Amazon's Fire phone can affect the smartphone market

posted: 24 Jun 2014, 22:25

Amazon's Fire phone will be launched on July 25 (only in the US), and it looks like other smartphone makers are already seeing it as a possible threat...

Before the Fire phone, Amazon's Jeff Bezos used a Samsung handset

Before the Fire phone, Amazon's Jeff Bezos used a Samsung handset

posted: 23 Jun 2014, 20:27

Jeff Bezos says that the Amazon Fire phone is a "really premium" device. The handset will be released next month, on July 25...

Amazon may ship 3 million Fire phones this year

Amazon may ship 3 million Fire phones this year

posted: 20 Jun 2014, 20:00

The new Amazon Fire phone will be available starting July 25, but customers can pre-order it as of this week (exclusively on AT&T)...

Is Amazon's Fire phone a game changer?

Is Amazon's Fire phone a game changer?

posted: 19 Jun 2014, 18:55

The Fire phone will be available starting July 25, and Amazon certainly hopes to make an impact with it. But will it?

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