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.

Forrest Stroud
Forrest Stroud
Forrest is a writer for Webopedia. Experienced, entrepreneurial, and well-rounded, he has 15+ years covering technology, business software, website design, programming, and more.

Top Articles

List of Windows Operating System Versions & History [In Order]

The Windows operating system (Windows OS) refers to a family of operating systems developed by Microsoft Corporation. We look at the history of Windows...

How to Create a Website Shortcut on Your Desktop

Website Shortcut on Your Desktop reviewed by Web Webster   This Webopedia guide will show you how to create a website shortcut on your desktop using...

What are the Five Generations of Computers? (1st to 5th)

Reviewed by Web Webster Each generation of computer has brought significant advances in speed and power to computing tasks. Learn about each of the...

Hotmail [Outlook] Email Accounts

Launched in 1996, Hotmail was one of the first public webmail services that could be accessed from any web browser. At its peak in...

CRM Manager

A customer relationship management (CRM) manager is a person that oversees all customer...

AdamLocker Ransomware

AdamLocker ransomware, or RW.adm_64, is a screen-locking virus designed to prevent access to...

SHA-256

SHA-256 is an algorithm used for hash functions and is a vital component...