Fire Phone

(redirected from Amazon Fire Phone)

Fire Phone

An Android smartphone from Amazon.com that never took off in the market. Debuting in July 2014, the Fire was no longer available from Amazon a year later, although refurbished units have been available from third parties. A physical Firefly button scans book covers, album covers, QR barcodes and works of art and delivers information about the objects and their availability on Amazon.com. Firefly can also identify music, movies and TV shows and offer up the item for purchase. For novices, Mayday delivers video chat tech support, and the rep can annotate the user's phone in real time.

Also included is unlimited Amazon cloud storage for photos taken with the Fire's 13-megapixel camera. The phone can be autoscrolled by tilting it, and flipping the device renders an auxiliary screen with more menus and functions for the app in use. Like the Kindle Fire tablets, all apps come from Amazon's app store. See Kindle Fire.


3D Dynamic Perspective
The Fire's four front-facing cameras create a 3D perspective as the phone is angled. In this maps app example, the building seems to pop out of the screen. (Image courtesy of Amazon.com)
References in periodicals archive ?
His government designs are in service in 26 countries and his commercial work has resulted in 48 US patents that may be found in glass plants, breweries, and silicon fabs, in iPads and iPhones, and in the Amazon Fire Phone.
Congstar, an arm of German Deutsche Telekom, has made an announcement on a price cut for Amazon Fire Phone, with immediate effect.
The Amazon Fire Phone may not be that famous but Amazon is certainly doing its best to sell the handset during the Cyber Monday 2014 sale.
E*TRADE's mobile offerings include investing applications for popular devices including iPhone[R], iPad[R], Android Phone and Tablet, Windows Phone and Kindle Fire Tablet and Amazon Fire Phone.
I look at the Amazon Fire phone differently than I look at the Apple iPhone or Google Android," Kagan says.
The Amazon Fire phone version of the AVG Alarm Clock Xtreme incorporates movements like nodding and shaking your head, and other physical gestures such as left to right movement, to communicate commands to the app.
A new feature lets the new Amazon Fire Phone send a movie or TV show wirelessly to a compatible television while the the phone serves as a "second screen" to display information about actors, locations, and scenes.
The Amazon Fire phone was Amazon's latest attempt to take over the world, and the cache of the Amazon name means that people will pay attention.
I'm here to explain why the Amazon Fire Phone doesn't matter a jot to Apple.