Amazon Announces the Fire Phone

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  1. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Amazon has introduced the Fire Phone. Looks pretty nice so far.
     

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  2. mel823 macrumors 6502

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    Surprised they haven't announced this on the main page yet.
     
  3. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816

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    Pretty serious specs, wonder what it will price out as.
     
  4. ucfgrad93 thread starter macrumors P6

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    The event is still going on. Has 3D mapping and lockscreen.
     
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    I'm going to assume this is using the Snapdragon 800 chip (clocked at 2.2), which is the same as the FireTV.
     
  6. mel823 macrumors 6502

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    32 gb - $199; 64gb - $299 on AT&T
     
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    I'm going to be honest, Apple better blow the world away with the 6 because the competition seems to keep moving the goal posts on them.
     
  8. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

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    Four cameras on the front, with 4 infrared lights. They sure seem obsessed with photos. :)
     
  9. sparky08 macrumors regular

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    True dat. The last 15 months have been astounding for android and android devices.

    Apple, your move.
     
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    and it is DOA for that sole reason. People do not want contracts anymore or to pay what will probably be $600 out right. One carrier is a big mistake.

    Edit: looks like you can get it on next
     
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    Gimmicks, gimmicks, and more gimmicks. This is why I hate the Samsung phone so much....

    Also are you going to have to pay to get rid of ads on this one too?
     
  13. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    amazon screwed up pretty huge here. ugly device, ugly ui, AT&T exclusivity??? where's the Prime pricing? Who wants to be tied into amazon's ecosystem anyway? Kindles are far, far behind iPad and Android for everything but reading.
     
  14. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    It's probably true what T-Mobile's CEO said about it
     
  15. 1Zach1 macrumors 65816

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    Smartphones are nothing but gimmicks, doesn't matter who the manufacture is.
     
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    I agree completely

    I do have Amazon Prime and love it, but I would never buy their devices.

    UI is basically a broken poor mans Android (seriously give access to Google Play store for crying out loud!)

    on a side note: they are including a year of Prime with a phone purchase they said.
     
  17. aeboi macrumors 65816

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    but that dynamic perspective function is awesome, just saying
     
  18. fighterfoo macrumors newbie

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    I don't see the allure of the phone. It's basically another gateway to purchase from Amazon, and most of the unique features are designed specifically to acquire or enjoy content you purchase from Amazon.

    What if you have your own content to put on, like music you've purchased elsewhere or video you've downloaded or created elsewhere? Is it going to be as impossible to enjoy on the Fire Phone as it is the Kindle Fire tablet?

    edit: and will all the preorders be delivered by Amazon Drones? :)
     
  19. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Can we please focus on how hideous this device is?
     
  20. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Too expensive IMO. Consumers aren't stupid, they know this is amazon trying to get them into their ecosystem. Nothing wrong with that, but I would expect a cheaper phone in exchange for selling my soul to Amazon.

    Anyone know if the 3d effect is inwards with depth? If so I woudn't be impressed in the least. Or does the 3d object(s) actually pop out of the phone screen? If so then I'd be very impressed.

    Last note, THANK you for actually putting a screen that works with polarized glasses. This has always baffled me, I can't see my iphone very well with my sunglasses.
     
  21. that be me macrumors 6502

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    It's going to be the ultimate selfie phone! 4D photos! :D
     
  22. ucfgrad93 thread starter macrumors P6

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    Agreed. The UI on the Fires is the worst.
     
  23. SpoonCody macrumors 6502

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    Interesting device, but still have my heart set on either the Moto X+1 or iPhone 6 this year.
     
  24. spinedoc77 macrumors G3

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    Gah I just saw a close up of it, it's got that fugly iphone huge top/bottom bezels thing going for it.
     

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