The Amazon Fire Phone is Amazon’s first ever smartphone. This phone has a 4.7 inch HD resolution screen made of Gorilla Glass and comes with a 13 megapixel rear facing camera with OEI capabilities. The Amazon Fire Phone runs on Fire OS 3.5, which is an android OS customized for the Amazon Fire Phone, and the phone is offered in either a 32GB or 64GB internal memory version. This phone also comes with a 2.2 GHz processor, 2GB of Ram, and an Adreno 330 GPU. The Amazon Fire Phone comes with dual Dolby speakers for the best sound quality possible. What sets this phone apart are its new Dynamic Perspective, Firefly, and Mayday features. The Dynamic Perspective creates a unique 3D user experence which makes the user experience much more immersive. Firefly technology allows users to identify over 100 million items with the touch of a button and learn more about them on the web. With Mayday, users get free, live video support to help users solve problems or better understand the Amazon Fire Phone.
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Amazon's latest Fire product—the Amazon Fire phone—comes out amid much fanfare on it's release date of Wednesday, July 25th, 2014. While the price tag varies depending on the service provider and the kind of service plan customers sign up for, the Amazon Fire phone's price tag is slated to fall between $199 and $649. Initially, the phone will only be available via AT&T. Surprisingly, Amazon's Fire phone offers a robust 32GB at a price tag in line with most other 16GB phones. Additionally, Amazon also offers the Fire phone in a 64GB model for only $100 more than the 32GB model. Most service providers that carry the Amazon Fire offer a variety of plans for customers to choose from, making it suitable for a wide spectrum of phone users.
The First Phone to Offer Dynamic Perspective
Amazon's Fire phone offers a new way to navigate your phone called Dynamic Perspective. It allows users to use screen functions like auto-scroll and tilt as well as swivel and peek with only one hand. Users also have access to what Amazon calls immersive apps. These immersive apps allow the user to zoom in and get detailed information and views of items, such as when they use Amazon's new app for shopping on the Fire phone. It also allows gamers to have a first-person view in role-playing games, which allows the player to see beyond obstacles and look around corners, making for a much more interactive experience. Some games even allow users to see a wider perspective, such as a full view of a battlefield, as in the game Saber's Edge.
Introducing Firefly Technology
Amazon's Fire phone also comes with Firefly technology, allowing the user access to millions of items at the press of a button. Users can access web addresses, email, phone numbers, TV shows, music, products, QR codes along with tons of other items all by simply hitting the Firefly button. Firefly technology makes it easiy to find and retrieve web addresses and phone numbers and make calls or web visits within seconds.
Mayday Tech Support
Users also have access to Mayday's live support right on their phone screens via video. Mayday offers access to an Amazon tech expert simply through the use of a button, and access is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Users don't have to make an appointment or call from another device in order to fix problems.
Users Get a Year of Amazon Prime Free
While the Amazon Fire phone is still being introduced, those who purchase or order a new Amazon Fire will receive a year of Amazon Prime for free. Amazon Prime, which typically costs $99 per year, offers users the ability to stream and download thousands of TV shows, movies and songs as well as providing access to music playlists via Prime Music. Amazon Prime also allows users to borrow books from the Lending Library for Kindle, and it inludes free shipping on tons of items available on Amazon.com, with items often shipping out in under two days. For buyers who are already members of Amazon Prime, purchasing the Amazon Fire phone extends the Prime membership one extra year for free.
More About Dynamic Perspective
It's a specially designed system that operates via sensor
The phone responds to how the user holds, looks at and moves his or her phone
Users can also use games and other applications that immerse one in the experience
Maps allow one to peek into a specific store or venue and view Yelp ratings
Use Stubhub to see 180 degrees around your seat just as if you were there
Take on RPG characters' viewpionts and look around objects
Use the tilt function to access panels and navigation menus with one hand
Swivel the phone to access Mayday, Phone Settings and Flashlight, among other applications
Use the peek function to access menu and window details as needed
Auto-scroll using only one hand to tilt the phone to read through books and web pages
Use Firefly and Instantly Access Just About Everything
Amazon's Fire Phone comes with a unique Firefly button, which allows users to easily and quickly identify things like email addresses, web addresses and phone numbers. Using Firefly, a user can quickly find and access a website on, for example, a printed band flyer. Firefly makes it easier than ever to locate a phone number and make a call or to save a new contact, send an email or visit a website.
Access more than 240,000 television shows and films
Watch 160 channels of television
Use IMDB to find out about actors, film content and plot information using Firefly's X-Ray system
Instantly add new titles to lists
Access musician and band information
Download albums and play songs related to what's currently playing
Use iHeartRadio and StubHub with one button
Access details about books, CDs, DVDs, and games with one click
Add new products to a wish list or order directly from Amazon using the Fire phone Access the Best in Customer Service
Amazon's known for winning awards for its customer service. Amazon Fire phone users can access the best in customer service with free tech support live via video right on their phones.
Tap or click Mayday to bring up an Amazon technician for live video assistance
Amazon's technical experts can draw right on the user's screen
They can also walk the user step-by step through any process
Users can watch what the tech does right on their phones
Access to help via Mayday is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
Amazon's technicians aim to help users in less than 15 seconds
No appointments or callbacks necessary
Amazon Fire Camera
The Fire phone offers image stabilization, 1080 pixel video and the ability to store all one's photos using Amazon's cloud storage. The phone features a 13 megapixel camera with a wide aperture lens. The shutter stays open longer than most phone cameras, offering unbelievable shots, even in dim lighting. In addition, the Fire phone offers users the ability to record video at 30 fps in HD. Take panoramic or burst shots as well.
The Fire phone also features Dolby Digital+, which automatically adjusts the user's volume and offers a virtual version of surround sound. It also makes the audio in films and television easier to hear and understand. Amazon's Fire phone optimizes the audio playback based on the apps or features the user is engaged with. The Fire phone also offers cloud storage, which means users can access their music on all their devices, not just the Fire phone via the Amazon music application. The unit also includes a set of tangle-free headphones designed for premium sound quality.
Specs at a Glance
Size in inches = 5.5 by 2.6 by .35
Size in mm = 139.2 by 66.5 by 8.9
Weight in ounces = 5.64
Weight in grams = 160
2.2GHz processor featuring Snapdragon Quad-core
2GB of RAM
LCD display screen of 4.7 inches in HD
1280 by 720 resolution 13 Megapixel camera, rear-facing HDR with multi-frame, image stabilization, auto focus, LED flash and aperture lens
2.1 Megapixel camera, front-facing
Fire OS 3.5 Operating System Storage options 32 or 64GB
Free Amazon cloud storage
Typical battery life = 22 hours of talk time, 285 hours of standyby time, 11 hours of video play or 65 hours of audio play
Audio playback features two stereo speakers
Audio processing with Dolby Digital+
Second Screen and screen mirroring for TV and Video
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