Move on, people; Amazon’s Fire phone is exclusive to AT&T

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Amazon has announced its much-rumoured smartphone, the Fire phone, and it is exclusive to AT&T in the US. That means that the rest of the world can move on. At least for now. The Fire phone ships with a pre-installed Nano SIM card.

Update: New info has it that the Amazon Fire is also available unlocked, so anyone can actually buy one.

Fire phone runs Fire OS 3.5, which is a fork of Android with cloud services, a content-forward user interface, built-in media libraries, productivity apps, and platform enhancements to integrate Amazon’s digital content.

Here are key specs of the Fire phone:

Display: 4.7″ HD LCD display, with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi
OS: Fire OS 3.5.0
Size: 139.2mm x 66.5mm x 8.9mm
Weight: 160 grams
Processor: 2.2GHz Quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU, with Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM
Cameras: 13 MP rear-facing camera, multi-frame HDR, auto focus, optical image stabilization, f/2.0 5-element wide aperture lens, LED flash. 2.1 MP front-facing camera
Storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
Battery: 2400mAh
Audio: Dual stereo speakers with Dolby Digital Plus audio processing

Fire phone has some unique features such as:

Dynamic Perspective, a custom-designed sensor system that responds to how you hold, view, and move your phone.

Firefly technology, a feature that lets you quickly identify and act on printed web and email addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes, and purchase movies, TV episodes, songs, and products by simply pressing and holding the dedicated Firefly button.

If you are on AT&T or just interested in all the juicy details, check out the Fire phone page.


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