Are you getting the Amazon Fire Phone?
posted by Daniel P. / Jun 18, 2014, 3:16 PM
We are talking about the 3D-like Dynamic Perspective sensor system, where the invisible infrared illumination of four frontal cameras is combined with the gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, barometer, proximity sensor, and ambient light sensor. This allows the Fire phone to follow the location of your eyes and head numerous times per second, and adjusts the interface accordingly, giving perspective to the typical flat 2D images you see on a regular handset. These can also be used for touchless interface navigation, scrolling, or even gaming, too.
Amazon has also 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. The laundry list of new features is plenty, so the Fire Phone is shaping up to be one of the most interesting handsets for the year, and out of the blue at that. This is why we wanted to ask you whether you are intrigued enough to get it for two Benjamins when it lands on AT&T July 25th. Check your preference, and throw an argument or two in the comments.
Are you getting the Amazon Fire Phone?
Posts: 31; Member since: Jun 16, 2014
Thanks, but no thanks......I'll stay with my Lumia 920.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 3:19 PM 11
Posts: 436; Member since: Jan 15, 2014
I totally agree. Amazon bots be clicking the "yes" button on this site
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 3:27 PM 10
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The tech in the Amazon fire phone is actually pretty cool. Considering no one has 5 front facing cameras on any phone. Only Amazon right now is the first. It has an excellent CPU, ram, and storage amounts. The other thing is it comes with amazon prime instant videos and music which means you get a year of both services for free. 20 million songs, plus amazon instant video. For a number of the music services alone it costs around $100 a year. It also costs $100 a year for amazon prime service. So basically you are getting unlimited music and videos for a year. That alone is worth $199 for the Amazon fire phone. If I lived in the states I would most likely get this phone.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 7:34 PM 0
Posts: 541; Member since: Feb 13, 2012
Had 920 and screen irresponsive in a month. Googling for a solution and found that issue reported by umpteen users without solution. By the way I hated those large bezels, heavy weight and worst windows UI. I hope Nokia/Microsoft will improve their screens next time.
posted on Jun 19, 2014, 12:52 AM 1
Posts: 2563; Member since: Oct 31, 2011
As a Canadian, it doesn't look like I can...
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 3:24 PM 4
Never buy the phone that assembled in America, their products are always crappy as well as their specs :)
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 9:01 PM 4
Posts: 802; Member since: Nov 29, 2011
No i think i will pass, even if they launch it in my country in near future........ Amazon really lost it here in pricing this time... I was expecting aggressive pricing like their highend tablets, but this time amazon really disappointed us.......
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 3:29 PM 0
Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011
Will it have Google maps. If no. What GPS comes pre-installed.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 3:53 PM 0
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posted on Jun 18, 2014, 6:35 PM 1
Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011
so..... amazon fire tablet utilizes a choppe up version of android so they aren't required to include the google play store..... although the specs are sadly pretty much exactly what i want, i'm looking for a more... 'vanilla' google experience plz'n'ty.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 3:56 PM 1
Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013
Yeah, I like the hardware, and the features sound nice but I'd honestly be more likely to jump from Google Android to iOS than I would be Google Android to Amazon Android. Amazon just isn't offering much incentive for me to move to their ecosystem.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 9:10 PM 0
Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 25, 2011
Overpriced = no. No Google Play = No. AT&T Exclusivity = NO! The AT&T Exclusivity is was really irks me. This isn't 2009. You got a good phone to sell, sell it to everyone! As much as Amazon wants to think they're as cool as Apple with that deal, they aren't and this phone isn't the iPhone.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 4:13 PM 4
Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014
No, the AT&T exclusivity kills it; I have T-mobile and have no plans to change carrier.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 4:26 PM 2
Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012
You can always have it unlocked for T-Mobile.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 5:14 PM 0
Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 2013
The new tech is great. Dont get me wrong. Glad to see somebody is doing something different and pushing the limits on a smartphone. On the other hand; here are the issues. 1. 720P screen, yuck. 2. AT&T only, biggest fail of the year. and 3. 299.99 on contract, yeah; maybe if I was buying it outright at cost.
posted on Jun 18, 2014, 4:32 PM 2
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