Amazon Unleashes Fire Phone to Compete With Apple, Samsung
The prediction I made two years ago still stands: eventually Amazon, Apple, and Google will be giving pads and phones away to get you to shop in their walled garden venues. No, that’s not happening tomorrow, but Moore’s law and the ever-escalating electronic media stand war will combine to make it so within a decade or two.
It’s called the Fire Phone and Amazon is hoping that its entry into the mobile arena will prove a hot seller that puts the iconic brand at everyone’s fingertips.
CEO Jeff Bezos introduced the Fire Phone at an event today in Seattle.
For screen size, the Fire Phone’s, which measures 4.7 inches diagonally, falls somewhere between the Apple iPhone and its larger competitor, the Samsung Galaxy.
The Fire Phone also offers unlimited cloud-based photo storage, “Mayday” live tech support, a camera with image stabilization and something called 3-D dynamic perspective, which The Verge describes as “multiple front-facing cameras — and software … [that] update 60 times per second” to produce a 3-D image. “Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos likened it to the move from flat artwork to artwork with geometric perspective which began in the 14th century,” The Verge says.