We're here at Amazon's "device unveiling" event where the retail giant has just announced its long-awaited entrant into the phone market. The Fire Phone is glass on both sides with a metal frame, rubber trim and metal buttons and has a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display.
Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, says the Fire Phone is the perfect size for one handed use. It also has a circular polarizer so that you're able to use it both ways up with sunglasses on without losing any clarity. Inside the Fire Phone has a quad core 2.2GHz CPU, 2GB of RAM and houses a 13MP camera with OIS round the back, and a dedicated camera key. And with the Amazon Cloud at your disposal you're also getting unlimited, free storage for your photos.
Sound wise the Fire Phone has stereo speakers with Dolby Virtual Surround sound as well as a pretty neat sounding pair of tangle-free earbuds with magnets to hold them together.
But what about the content? Well, Amazon's full content library will be available through the Fire Phone. All of it. Not only that but we're getting Miracast support for watching that content on the big screen and something they're calling predictive caching for content you're going to want to watch. Prime Music is also included, as is Audible, the Kindle Book Store and the MayDay support service first seen on the recent Kindle Fire tablets and it'll work over WiFi and cellular connections, too.
The Fire Phone also has something Amazon is calling, FireFly, and it's a Google Goggles-eque service only beefed up a lot. Scanning barcodes on music, books, games, grocery products, it'll recognize them, list them and of course, you'll then be able to buy things from Amazon.
We'll have much more on the Fire Phone as the day progresses, so keep it locked to Android Central for the very best!
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