AMA­ZON'S FIRST SMART­PHONE IS CALLED FIRE PHONE

Ama­zon founder and CEO Jeff Be­zos in­tro­duced the com­pany's first smart­phone, which will be avail­able in the US from July 25 ex­clu­sively for AT&T cus­tomers.

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The Fire Phone has a 4.7-inch, 720p dis­play, alu­minum but­tons, a Qual­comm pro­ces­sor, Adreno 330 graph­ics, and 2GB of RAM. Run­ning on An­droid-based Fire OS 3.5, it's 0.35 inches thick and comes with four front-fac­ing cam­eras that team up to cre­ate “dy­namic per­spec­tive,” a head-track­ing tool that changes the phone de­pend­ing on how you look at it. Un­lim­ited cloud stor­age and May­Day, a 24-hour cus­tomer ser­vice tool, are some of the other in­ter­est­ing fea­tures. De­signed to in­te­grate users more deeply with the Ama­zon ecosys­tem, the most in­cred­i­ble tool is prob­a­bly Fire­fly. With this, users can au­to­mat­i­cally recog­nise any­thing the phone looks at and hears – a book cover, a snatch of song, a phone num­ber, a hand­bag. The phone will im­me­di­ately give users a way to buy it (through Ama­zon, of course). But the fact that you can only down­load apps via Ama­zon App­store and Google Play might be a let­down for some users; Play has five times as many apps as Ama­zon's own app store, which is miss­ing pretty pop­u­lar apps like YouTube and SnapChat. The de­vice starts at $199.

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