Webopedia on Google+Webopedia on TwitterWebopedia on FacebookTech Bytes Blog
Main » TERM » F »

Fire Phone

A smartphone designed by Amazon to compete with phones like the iPhone, Windows Phones and other Android-based smartphones. The Amazon Fire Phone joins several other products in Amazon's Fire lineup, including the Kindle Fire tablets and the Fire TV entertainment set-top box.

Proprietary Features Offered by the Amazon Fire Phone

Some of the unique features touted by Amazon for the Fire Phone include Dynamic Perspective, a custom-designed sensor system that responds to a user's actions; Firefly technology for identifying items and information on printed and web content and quickly accessing additional details for these items (as well as links to purchase them through Amazon); Mayday, Amazon's live on-device video connection to an Amazon expert for support; and Second Screen for sending video content from a Fire Phone to a Fire TV.

Specs for the initial Amazon Fire Phone release include a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2 MB of RAM, a 4.7-inch HD ultra-bright (590 nits) display, and a 13 megapixel advanced camera system with support for 1080p video. The Amazon Fire Phone is powered by Amazon's Fire OS 3.5.0 mobile operating system, which is a highly customized version of Google’s "KitKat" Android mobile OS.

The first Amazon Fire Phone will debut on July 25, 2014, and pricing for the Amazon Fire Phone will start at $199 with a 2-year service plan contract (exclusively with AT&T) or $649 without a service plan.







TECH RESOURCES FROM OUR PARTNERS
DID YOU KNOW?
5 Best Valentines Day Ideas for Open Source Romantics

Because nothing says "I Love You" Like an open source app. Read More »

Guarding your Data against Cyber Attacks

In this new era of heightened stakes comes an increased need for a comprehensive security strategy. Let's take a look at how cyber-threats have... Read More »

The Great Data Storage Debate: Is Tape Dead?

Tape clearly is on the decline. But remember, legacy systems can hang for a shockingly long time. Read More »

QUICK REFERENCE
Network Fundamentals Study Guide

A network is a group of two or more computer systems or devices, linked together to share resources, exchange files and electronic communications.... Read More »

Computer Architecture Study Guide

This Webopedia  study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »

Webopedia Polls

The trend for the past two years has been for shoppers to spend more online during the holiday season. How do you typically shop for holiday... Read More »