Amazon Fire Phone officially announced

After several months of speculation, Amazon has just unveiled its own smartphone, dubbed the Fire Phone on stage at an event in Seattle, Washington. As expected, the device features themuch rumored a 3D display. You can pre-order the Fire Phone for $199/299 with a contract on Amazon. Off-contract, the device runs $649/749 for 32GB and 64GB of storage respectively.

Amazon released a video teasing the “amazing” device earlier this month, showing customers reacting to the 3D display and how it moved with them. It remains to be seen how many people want a phone with a 3D display, however, especially with previous 3D Android devices never catching on.

Amazon’s phone has been rumored as far back as 2012, so the company has presumably been hard at work on it for awhile. The WSJ correctly predicted a June launch back in April.

Following the release and announcement of the Fire TV earlier this year, Amazon’s smartphone is the company’s latest attempt in following Apple’s product lines. There’s also Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets that are aimed as competitors to the iPad. Although, they haven’t been remarkable successes by any stretch of the imagination.

In terms of specs, the Fire Phone is rocking a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 graphics, and 2GB of RAM. It’s also got a 13MP camera on the back. The screen is a 4.7-inch IPS LCD HD panel. For sound, Amazon touts that the Fire Phone has dual stereo speakers with support for virtual Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. The company is also including a pair of earbuds with tangle-free flat cables.

Amazon is also heavily touting the entertainment capabilities of the Fire Phone, preloading it with a plethora of features and apps. The phone supports the Xray second screen functionality allows you to beam content to a Miracast device, like the Fire TV. You’ll also, of course, get access to Prime Music and video, in addition to the Kindle library and Newsstand.

Original Post from 9to5mac.com