Have you long lusted after an Android smartphone with face-tracking cameras and a dedicated button to make you spend money? Well, bad news: Amazon isn’t selling its Fire smartphone any more.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon’s Lab126—makers of the Kindle, Fire Phone, and Amazon Echo—is laying off dozens of engineers. That’s a shame. Some consolation: now we can hear about the gadgets they were secretly building!
In another desperate bid to get rid of its handsets, Amazon has cut the price of its Fire Phone to $200 for an unlocked device (it still comes with a free year of Prime).
With great reward comes risk, and tech companies are probably pretty familiar with that sentiment. Each product, service, or device is a gamble on whether it will resonate, successfully separating us from our discretionary income, or languish on stockroom shelves, untouched.
The Fire Phone might be underperforming, but its accompanying earbuds are great. Gizmodo's Eric Limer had great things to say about them that you can read below, and you can pick them up for just $10 today, with a $1 MP3 credit thrown in for good measure. That's an easy recommendation for pretty much anyone, even…
We wanted Amazon's recently released Fire Phone to be many things, but most importantly, we wanted it to be (relatively) cheap like all Amazon hardware. So when Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone's $650 price tag ($200 on contract), there was some definite sticker shock.
Have you ever met a pair of pack-in headphones you liked? Me neither. That is until I got the ones that came with the Fire Phone. They look a lot like Apple's (bad) EarPods, but are better in almost every way you would want. All cheap headphones should be at least this great.
After years of rumors, Amazon's first smartphone is finally, finally here. It's unique, it can be fun, it's a pretty decent phone. And you can do better.
The Amazon Fire Phone's Dynamic Perspective—the famed "3D effect"—works almost as if by magic. As you look at the phone and move it around, the Fire Phone watches you back, and changes what you see. It's not voodoo, though. It's crazy camera tech. Here's a closer look at how it works, even in the dark.
Amazon revealed its first ever phone today. Dubbed the Fire Phone, it has all kinds of wild features like the head-tracking Dynamic Perspective, Firefly (for buying all the things), and all kinds of other bells and whistles. Novel stuff, but is it actually, y'know, good? We just went hands-on, and we're not too sure.
Amazon's long-rumored Fire Phone is finally here, folks! It's got a crazy cool-looking face-tracking 3D display that knows the position of your head at all times and Firefly, a scanner that identifies (and helps you buy) just about anything. But funky features aside, how does The Everything Store's phone stack up to…
Amongst the new Fire Phone's most rumored and anticipated features is a "3d effect," which Amazon calls "Dynamic Perspective." It changes follows your face as you tilt the phone in different ways, altering the image in front of you. The potential is pretty exciting.
If you had your breath held for something crazy like a Fire Phone free with Prime, you can exhale now. The new Fire Phone will be a standard $200 (for a 32GB) on contract from AT&T, which is getting the Fire Phone as an exclusive.
Amazon's new Fire Phone had to be about getting people to buy stuff from Amazon, right? Of course. Enter Firefly, which turns the Fire Phone into a sort of universal object scanner that'll recognize books, DVDs, or jars of Nutella, and help you buy them—from Amazon.
Jeff Bezos just unveiled Amazon's new Fire Phone, and with it a great feature for big-time photo-snappers: free, unlimited cloud storage for the pictures you take with your Fire Phone. That's really quite handy.
We've been hearing the rumors for weeks (months? years?), and the day has finally come. Amazon's phone is here. It's called the Fire Phone, and it's got some fancy new tricks.