Amazon Fire Phone

New Fire Phone games highlight ‘Dynamic Perspective’

New Fire Phone games highlight ‘Dynamic Perspective’

On launch, the Amazon Fire Phone was a curiosity with a lot of promise. Whether or not you need Amazon at your fingertips, the screen and camera ensemble on the device are intriguing. Tracking the orientation of your head, and letting you “peek around” object on-screen, a clear angle for the Fire Phone is gaming. Now there are two new games specifically designed for the device.

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Amazon Fire Phone ad hawks Prime to the masses

Amazon Fire Phone ad hawks Prime to the masses

Amazon has released its first advertisement for the Fire Phone, and rather than hawking the handset's 3D novelty or other features, the advertisement focuses on what the Internet retailer has to offer on the digital level: a year-long Prime subscription.

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Why the Fire Phone is no gimmick

Why the Fire Phone is no gimmick

Amazon’s Fire Phone, set to launch next month, comes with a wide range of features that some critics are calling gimmicks. They argue that the device’s four cameras on the front that allow it to deliver a 3D-like effect and some extra Dynamic Perspective features, like tilt and swivel, makes little sense. And Firefly, they say, is little more than a way for Amazon to make more money off a given product. The truth, however, is much different.

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Amazon giving Developers $15,000 in Coins for apps — with a catch

Amazon giving Developers $15,000 in Coins for apps — with a catch

Developers need a reason to bring their wares to a platform. More often than not (read: just about always), that reason is money. Developers need incentive to bring apps and things to a new ecosystem. To encourage Development on their Fire OS platform, Amazon is offering their own currency to potential Developers.

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Jeff Bezos: No knee-jerk on Amazon phone if sales stumble

Jeff Bezos: No knee-jerk on Amazon phone if sales stumble

Amazon may be late to the game in smartphones, but outspoken chief exec Jeff Bezos isn't concerned that the Fire Phone has missed the boat. "We have a long history of getting started and being patient," Bezos said of Amazon's willingness to give the Fire Phone project time to play out, while also defending its unexpectedly mainstream $199.99 sticker price.

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What’s the big deal with Amazon’s Fire Phone?

What’s the big deal with Amazon’s Fire Phone?

Amazon's Fire Phone is proving divisive, with the 3D smartphone encountering both curiosity and criticism for its unusual interface and underwhelming pricing structure. Rather than shaking up the smartphone industry, Amazon's "little bit different" was an even easier way to shop from the company's own store. Missed the big event? Confused about what makes the Fire Phone special - or worthy of mockery? We've got you covered.

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I like Amazon’s Fire Phone, but I won’t buy one

I like Amazon’s Fire Phone, but I won’t buy one

Amazon’s Fire Phone is a pretty cool piece of tech. It’s the right size, has a very respectable spec sheet, and the price is fair (not great). All that adds up to enough reason most people would want to snatch one up when it becomes available. In theory, I’d love to as well; here’s why I wont.

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Fire Phone calling Mayday: hands-on demo

Fire Phone calling Mayday: hands-on demo

You may or may not like Amazon's recently announced Fire Phone, but for what it's worth, it has some amazing features that you would be hard-pressed to find in other smartphones or services. One of those is Mayday, a 24/7 live assistance service that will get you through your technical problems with a personal touch. And we've got an exclusive hands-on video of just how well this extremely helpful feature works.

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Watch Jeff Bezos introduce the Amazon Fire

Watch Jeff Bezos introduce the Amazon Fire

Earlier today, Amazon took the wraps off its oft-rumored smartphone, the Amazon Fire. We've got quite a collection of news related to Amazon's press event, but if you're looking to watch the entire press conference for yourself, you can.

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Amazon Fire Phone hands-on

Amazon Fire Phone hands-on

There are two sides to Amazon's new Fire Phone. On the one hand is the technology, Amazon experimenting with face tracking and optical recognition. On the other is the price and AT&T exclusivity; many believed Amazon would try to shake up the phone industry with its pricing, not match it. I've spent some time with the Fire Phone today: read on for some first impressions.

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Five Stand-out features from the Amazon Fire Phone

Five Stand-out features from the Amazon Fire Phone

The Amazon Fire Phone has been revealed this afternoon complete with a set of features unique to its hardware and software builds. Starting with a 4.7-inch, 1280 x 720 display with LCD technology and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor under the hood, this device aims to take on the high-end market with specifications that don’t always beat the high end.

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Amazon Fire Phone AT&T release and pricing shown off-contract

Amazon Fire Phone AT&T release and pricing shown off-contract

The Amazon Fire Phone has arrived exclusively on AT&T in two editions, both rolling out with a full suite of Amazon products and services. The smaller of these devices works with 32GB of internal storage, while the larger will roll with 64GB of internal storage. The device’s launch date appears to be the same regardless of size, set for July 25th, 2014.

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