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WSJ: Amazon lays off engineers that worked on the Fire Phone

The Amazon Fire Phone has had an odd history. While Amazon’s Kindle eReaders, Fire tablets, and Fire TV devices have been pretty well-received, the Fire Phone was seen by many as overpriced and gimmicky when it launched in 2014. These days you can pick one up for as little as $130, while Amazon apparently attempts […]

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Amazon Fire Phone on sale for $199 (unlocked, includes 1-year Prime membership)

Amazon launched its first smartphone this summer, charging $199 for an Amazon Fire Phone with a 2-year contract or $649 for a contract-free model. The phone didn’t sell well, and Amazon dropped the price by about $200 in September. Now the company’s offering an even better deal: You can pick up an unlocked Amazon Fire […]

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Amazon acknowledged Fire Phone missteps, isn’t giving up yet

Amazon’s first smartphone hasn’t exactly been a big success story so far. Shortly after launching the Fire Phone, Amazon slashed prices by $200 and the company recently revealed that it had $83 million worth of unsold phones in inventory. But Amazon’t not ready to give up on the smartphone space just yet. In an interview with […]

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Meet the first games designed for Amazon’s Fire Phone

The Amazon Fire Phone is scheduled to start shipping to customers on July 25th. One of the phone’s most unusual features is a 3D user interface that uses a series of cameras to keep track of what you’re looking at and adjust the display appropriately. Want to do more with the Fire Phone’s “Dynamic Perspective” […]

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Lilbits (6-18-2014): OnePlus One teardown, Amazon Fire Phone SDK

The OnePlus One is one of the first phones to ship with Cyanogen’s custom version of Android. It’s also a pretty powerful phone given its $299 starting price. Now that the phone is starting to ship in limited quantities, the folks at iFixit decided to take it apart and see what makes it tick. In […]

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Meet some of the first Amazon Fire Phone accessories

Now that Amazon is taking pre-orders for its first smartphone, the company has also introduced some of the first Fire Phone accessories. At launch there are official Amazon accessories including cases and headphones available as well as third-party items including screen protectors. That’s not even mentioning the large number of accessories designed to work with […]

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Amazon Fire Phone available for pre-order $199 and up (AT&T exclusive)

Amazon is introducing its first smartphone. The Fire Phone is a 4.7 inch handset aimed at the company’s most loyal customers: Amazon Prime subscribers. The phone has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, an HD display, and a Gorilla Glass, scratch-resistant screen. But those aren’t the features that really make it stand out from the […]