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.
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.