Amazon’s hot new features
Search hub boasting a 100 million-strong catalogue of products to explore by barcode or picture, and a vast library of music, TV and films that it can recognise by listening in. Essentially it’s Shazam, if Shazam also sold homewares and tech.
Four IR cameras, one on each of the front corners, track your face’s distance and angle. Peek at, tilt and swivel the handset to view extra info overlaid on pages or scroll through long stretches of text without ever touching the screen.
Amazon’s face-to-face tech support service debuted last year on the Fire HDX tab, handing users a 24/7 Skype-like helpline. Now it’s assisting Fire Phone users, with techies sorting issues in a flash by controlling your screen remotely.