In both curiosity, and I admit, a tinge of excitement, I clicked over and took a looksy.
Reading the product description, although the cloak it in how the features will benefit the consumer, I read into the description that the phone will be constantly pushing Amazon products.
Which could be quite annoying.
I can’t say for sure being as I have yet to lay my hands on the phone personally.
“peek to see detailed views of clothing, shoes, and more in the new Amazon Shopping app for Fire phone”
“Quickly identify printed web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, plus over 100 million items, including movies, TV episodes, songs, and products—simply press and hold the dedicated Firefly button to discover useful information and take action in seconds.”
“For a limited time, Fire phone includes a full year of Prime.”
Ok, that Prime thing sounds pretty sweet!
But the phrases that show that this phone is primarily an Amazon marketing machine just keep going on and on and on….
Plus, a tie to AT&T for two years…I am definitely saying no thanks.
However, for some people, this phone will be a wet dream come true.
How many times have I wanted to take a photo of something and be able to purchase it immediately.
The cost of the phone is $199 with a service contract ($649 without).
And that is with 32 GB!!
The phone also comes in a 64 GB for $299 ($749 without contract).
The phone actually drops on July 25, 2014 but, in the way of Amazon, you can preorder the phone today.