This is the Amazon Fire Phone

By on June 19, 2014 at 1:28 AM.

This is the Amazon Fire Phone

As expected, Amazon today launched its first ever smartphone called the Fire Phone. The smartphone will be available in the US from July 25 onwards exclusively on AT&T starting from $199 for a two-year contract for the 32GB version. Here is everything we know about it. More →
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Amazon Fire Phone specifications

By on June 19, 2014 at 12:40 AM.

Amazon Fire Phone specifications

Amazon today unveiled its first ever smartphone, the Fire Phone. Running on a forked version of Android, it features a unique 3D user interface called Dynamic Perspective that shifts according to the movement of your head or the phone. Amazon hopes the Fire Phone becomes yet another portal to its primary e-commerce business and at the same time give it the respect that is usually reserved for Apple when it comes to hardware. It is currently available exclusively on AT&T on a two-year contract for $199. There is no word on the India launch of the Fire Phone. More →
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Amazon’s Firefly on the Fire Phone can recognize over 100 million items

By on June 18, 2014 at 11:56 PM.

Amazon’s Firefly on the Fire Phone can recognize over 100 million items

One of the unique features in Amazon's Fire Phone is the Firefly button that can recognize over 100 million items including objects, games, music, video and much more. It is part shopping list generator and part OCR reader. More →
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BlackBerry piggy backs on Amazon to get 240,000 Android apps for BB10

By on June 18, 2014 at 6:21 PM.

BlackBerry piggy backs on Amazon to get 240,000 Android apps for BB10

BlackBerry today announced it has tied up with Amazon to bring Android apps to its BlackBerry 10 (BB10) platform with the planned 10.3 update later this year. The partnership will provide BB10 smartphones access to 240,000 Android apps that are available on Amazon's Appstore. Amazon's Kindle Fire tablets and the smartphone, which is scheduled to be launched later tonight, use a forked version of Android that do not get access to Google's Play store, which led Amazon to creating its own competing app store. Amazon also lets Android smartphone users to install the Appstore on their smartphones. More →
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Amazon 3D smartphone to launch tonight: What to expect

By on June 18, 2014 at 5:29 PM.

Amazon 3D smartphone to launch tonight: What to expect

Amazon is hosting an event in Seattle later tonight where it is expected to launch its first smartphone. There has been a lot of buzz around the smartphone, especially around its 3D UI. Before the launch event kicks off at 11:00PM IST, let’s take a look at everything we know of the smartphone. More →
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Amazon smartphone’s 3D UI is inspired by this video from 2007

By on June 18, 2014 at 9:26 AM.

Amazon smartphone’s 3D UI is inspired by this video from 2007

Amazon is expected to launch its first smartphone later tonight. The USP of the smartphone is expected to be its 3D UI that will let users see hidden menus among other things if they tilt their head or the phone. The idea is to give an experience similar to someone peeking out of a window and what they will be able to see depends on their angle of view. We now know how the technology works, which includes having four low-power infrared cameras on the front that track the user's head and adjust the UI accordingly. However, the inspiration behind the UI could be a video from December 2007. More →
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Amazon Prime Music service quietly goes live ahead of smartphone launch

By on June 12, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Amazon Prime Music service quietly goes live ahead of smartphone launch

A week ahead its much awaited smartphone launch, Amazon’s Prime Music service has quietly gone live. The e-commerce giant has been reported to have been in talks with music labels for quite some time now in order to launch its music streaming service. More →
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This is the tech behind Amazon’s 3D smartphone UI

By on June 6, 2014 at 5:43 PM.

This is the tech behind Amazon’s 3D smartphone UI

Yesterday Amazon started sending out invites for an event on June 18, where it is widely expected to launch its first smartphone. With two weeks to the event, TechCrunch has revealed just how the smartphone’s much-talked about 3D UI works. More →
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Amazon’s 3D smartphone likely to launch on June 18, here’s what we know so far

By on June 5, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Amazon’s 3D smartphone likely to launch on June 18, here’s what we know so far

Amazon has posted a YouTube video to tease a major product launch on June 18 at an event in Seattle, hinting towards the launch of its much rumored smartphone. The event will be hosted by Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos, who will most likely unveil the company’s smartphone at the event. More →
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Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader launched in India

By on May 29, 2014 at 4:18 PM.

Amazon Kindle Cloud Reader launched in India

Amazon has launched its Kindle Cloud Reader app in India. It is essentially a reading app that lets you read the books in your Kindle library on a web browser offline and without the need to download or install anything. It is compatible with desktop web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer (version 10 and above), as well as Safari on an Apple iPad. More →
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