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June 19, 2014

Amazon Fire Phone announced!

Amazon today announced their very own smartphone called the Amazon Fire Phone. It sports a 4.7-inch HD display and powered by a Snapdragon 800 CPU and Fire OS 3.5

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One of the Fire Phone’s main features is the Firefly app which can identify hundreds of items using the phone’s camera and microphone. Just snap a photo of an item or let it listen to a music or video and it will give you the product’s information as well as its link to the Amazon store.

Amazon Fire Phone specs:
4.7-inch HD IPS display, 312ppi
Gorilla Glass 3 (front and back)
2.2GHz Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 quad-core CPU
Adreno 330 Graphics
2GB RAM
32GB or 64GB internal storage
13 megapixel f/2.0 rear camera with OIS, LED flash
2.1 megapixel front camera
4G/LTE 100Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
NFC
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ aGPS
Dual stereo speakers
Dolby virtual surround
Fire OS 3.5

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The Fire Phone will be available on a postpaid plan with AT&T for $199 for the 32GB model ($299 for the 64GB model), or under a $27/month plan. It is also available contract-free for $649.

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14 Responses to “Amazon Fire Phone announced!”

  1. Justin says:

    Ugh! What horrible grammar and spelling! Yuga, did you really write this?!?

    • Patrick says:

      I don’t see anything wrong with the grammar. Are you arguing because it’s simple and understandable?

    • Justin says:

      @Patrick: You’re seeing version 2 of the article right now. Yuga obviously read my comment and corrected it.

  2. Jarren says:

    http://www.amazon.com watch the official video of amazon fire phone… i love it, wish this phone will ship here in the philippine.

  3. kuratong says:

    Yung nagcorrection isa pang wrong grammar.

  4. snowden says:

    i bet the NSA has a version that can identify hundreds of faces when scanning a crowd…

  5. theo says:

    This won’t do since it excludes Google’s Ecosystem for now (i.e.PLAYSTORE and APPS)

    • zarne says:

      Amazon’s Ecosystem of over 200K (Android) Apps is not too bad. Obviously the phone is geared toward promoting Amazon Store and not Google, hence, the absence of Google Playstore.
      A lot of people are saying that this phone will not sell because of its high price point. Amazon did not show any great confidence in this phone by launching it only in America, and with just one Tel. Carrier. Maybe it’s a sale strategy but it’s not a good one IMO.

  6. I bet this smartphone will fail XD

  7. Jhim says:

    Amazon Vertigo phone.

  8. Jes says:

    Mukhang kamangha mangha kaninang napanood ko. :D

  9. cranium says:

    Will. Not. Buy.

  10. hanz says:

    very unique tong phone na to..apat ang camera sa hanap,kaso hindi sya Android OS

  11. angie says:

    Is Amazon fire phone already available here in the philippine?

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