av news
This Month's Featured Equipment Reviews
Eastern Electric Mini Max Supreme DAC Review
DH Labs Mirage USB Cable Review
SOtM sHP-100 Headphone Amplifier & DSD DAC Review
Marantz PM5005 Integrated Amplifier & CD5005 CD Player Review
Musical Fidelity M6si Integrated Amplifier Review
Latest AV News
AV News Forum Topics:
 
Amazon Announces Fire Phone  Print E-mail
Home Theater News General News
Written by Walter Mitty   
Thursday, 19 June 2014

After months of speculation, Amazon has officially detailed the latest addition to its Fire line of products, the Fire Phone. The 4.7-inch mobile device is exclusive to AT&T and will launch on July 25. Pre-orders are now live!

Under the hood, the Fire Phone is powered by a 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM, all running Fire OS 3.5.0. The smartphone features a 4.7-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720, 315 ppi, 590 cd/m2 brightness, and a 1000:1 contrast ratio. A 13MP rear camera with OIS, a 2.1MP front camera, and dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus are included as well.

What really makes the Fire Phone special, however, is its Dynamic Perspective Technology. Using four specially designed cameras, the phone is able to track a user's face, allowing the device to shift the perspective of the images on display as you tilt the phone. In addition, the Fire Phone also features Amazon's Mayday customer support; Firefly technology to identify phone numbers, movies, music, and a variety of real world items; and access to Amazon Instant Video, Music, and Kindle Books. Finally, the mobile device includes a premium tangle-free headset and uses a 2400mAh battery.

 

Amazon Fire Phone

 

"Fire Phone puts everything you love about Amazon in the palm of your hand—instant access to Amazon's vast content ecosystem and exclusive features like the Mayday button, ASAP, Second Screen, X-Ray, free unlimited photo storage, and more," said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder and CEO. "The Firefly button lets you identify printed web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, artwork, and over 100 million items, including songs, movies, TV shows, and products—and take action in seconds. We invented a new sensor system called Dynamic Perspective that recognizes where a user's head is relative to the device—we use it to offer customers a more immersive experience, one-handed navigation, and gestures that actually work. And this is only the beginning—the most powerful inventions are the ones that empower others to unleash their creativity—that's why today we are launching the Dynamic Perspective SDK and the Firefly SDK—we can’t wait to see how developers surprise us."

The 32GB Amazon Fire Phone will start shipping on July 25 and will retail for $199 with a two year contract or $649 without a service plan. Meanwhile, the 64GB model will retail for $100 more. Likewise, for a limited time customers will get a free 12 month subscription to Amazon Prime with their purchase!

Source: High-Def Digest via Amazon


 








Like this article? Bookmark and share with any of the sites below.
Digg!Reddit!Del.icio.us!Google!StumbleUpon!Yahoo!Free social bookmarking plugins and extensions for Joomla! websites!
 

  home theater news  |  equipment reviews 
  blu-ray reviews  |  dvd  |  theatrical reviews  
  music download reviews  |  music disc reviews
  contact  |  about-us  |  careers   |  brands 
  Subscribe to Us   |   RSS   |  AVRev Forums
  front page  |  virtual tours  |  dealer locator
  how to features  |   lifestyle & design articles
  Want Your Home Theater Featured on MHT?
   CE Partners: HDD  |  HDF  |  VGT  |  SD  |  DVD
   
  Advertise with Us | Specs | Disclaimer
  Sponsors | privacy policy | terms of use
  909 N. Sepulveda Blvd. El Segundo, CA 90245
  Ads: 310.280.4476 | Contact Us
  Content: 310.280.4575 | Mike Flacy