June 18, 2014

Meet the Amazon Smartphone: This is the Fire Phone

Amazon doesn't just sell smartphones anymore — it makes one. In news that should surprise exactly no one, Jeff Bezos has officially unveiled Amazon's first cellphone, the Fire Phone. It joins the Kindle Fire tablets, Kindle ebook readers, and Fire TV set-top box in Amazon's ever-growing lineup of devices. Amazon's been in the device business for ten years, Bezos reminded the crowd in Seattle, with the first Kindle coming fully seven years ago.

The Fire Phone has a 4.7-inch HD display, aluminum buttons, a Qualcomm processor, Adreno 330 graphics, and 2GB of RAM. Bezos mentioned a lot about the phone's build, from the injection molded connectors to the chamfered edges. There's a set of stereo speakers that Bezos promised are better than...

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