The Amazon Fire Phone
- It’ll make you spend money, but comes with free photo storage to make up for it.
After what feels like years of speculation, Amazon today released its own smartphone - the Fire Phone. With a 4.7” HD screen, a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, a 13 MP camera and Amazon’s custom version of Android, the device seems to have good enough specs for a decent smartphone experience.
You can be sure that the Fire Phone will make it as easy as possible for you to shop from Amazon and tap into its services such as Amazon Prime, the Kindle book store and the company’s Android Appstore. Which is nice for Amazon. And maybe also for you depending on how much you like the company’s services.
What definitely IS good for you as a user is that Amazon offers free unlimited photo storage for pictures taken with the device. This will hopefully put some much needed pressure on other Android phone vendors as well as Apple to follow suit. To store and manage smartphone photos have become a real hassle for many of us.
The Fire Phone will be released on July 25th and the 32GB model is priced at $199 together with a two year plan from AT&T, or $649 without any service agreement. All info on pricing, features and specs can be found on Amazon’s Fire Phone website. It’s clear that Amazon didn’t play the low price card with the Fire Phone. It’s actually close to being a midrange phone with a high-end price tag.