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Amazon Announces the Smartest Phone Yet, the Fire Phone

Amazon CEO introduced the company’s first smart phone, the Fire Phone, which will launch on July 25 exclusive to AT&T. The Fire Phone is an extension of their Kindle Fire tablets, and will be the first smartphone to include the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library.

Among it’s unique features, the Fire Phone will be able to display 3D images, with the illusion of depth behind the screen. Users can scroll through various web pages by tilting the phone in different directions, without touching the display.

Additionally, Fire Phone users will be offered free, unlimited photo storage on the Amazon Cloud, and the ability to “fling” videos and music from one device to another (such as Amazon’s Fire TV or Xbox).

Perhaps the greatest feature of the Fire Phone is Firefly, which can scan any product (even music and television shows) and provide related information within seconds. Firefly will combine technologies from popular smart phone apps like Shazam and My Fitness Pal, and be able to scan 100 million objects, including foods, songs, household products, TV channels and much more.  If the object being scanned is available on amazon.com, users can add it to their shopping cart instantly.

The Software Development Kit is available online now, so developers can create apps compatible with the Fire Phone, and even build on top of Firefly technologies.

 

 

Amazon Might Be Developing An Android Video Game Console

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The next-gen of video game consoles is forthcoming and a new competitor Amazon may be entering the market. What do we know so far about the video game console? Find out below.

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Amazon Rumored To Release Smartphone With 3-D Screen

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Amazon is expanding their hardware offerings with a new smartphone offering. What can we expect from the online retailer in the near future? Find out below.

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Amazon Developing A Set-Top Box Which Streams Video

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Amazon has a huge video catalog and they are working on bringing it to your living room easier. The online retailer is expected to released a streaming video set-top this year. Details on the Amazon rumor can be found below.

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Amazon Tried To Purchase Netflix In Its Early Days

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Streaming and DVD powerhouse Netflix, came a long way. Back in its early days of 1999, founders Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph met with the Amazon CEO to discuss a possible partnership. Hastings was all ears if the price was right. How much did Amazon offer? Find out below.

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