The highly anticipated Amazon Fire Phone, 32 GB and 64 GB is now available for pre-order, according to a June 18 Engadget report. The new Fire Phone joins Amazon's Fire TV and Kindle Fire HD and HDX lines. So far Amazon has shown that it can produce high quality hardware, and this phone seems to be right in line with that.
Today Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the phone to a small selection of customers, developers, and media at a special event. The phone is currently available on Amazon for pre-order in both 32 GB and 64 GB models. The price with AT&T service is $199 and $299 respectively. However, if you want to purchase the phone with no service, you can get the 32 GB for $649 and the 64 GB for $749.
This new Fire Phone has a litany of features including unlimited Amazon Cloud storage of photos, an astonishing six cameras, Firefly, the Mayday button, and Dynamic perspective, which make it unique in the smartphone market. Five of the phone's six cameras are on the front of the device to help with the 3D details the phone offers. One of the big advantages of the Dynamic perspective will be for gaming apps.
When users use Firefly they will be able to scan products and easily buy them at Amazon. The feature also recognizes songs just from hearing them and TV shows from hearing parts of the dialog. The phone also features Amazon's X-Ray, which will pull up IMDb information on songs, movies and TV shows.
The Fire Phone from Amazon immerses users in Amazon's world. For people who love Amazon, this will not be a problem. Of course others who dislike Amazon probably would not want to buy this phone. Another possible deterrent for customers could be the AT&T only service. Many people are not interested in signing their lives away (or at least 2 years of their lives) with a company like AT&T.
Overall, though, the Fire Phone appears to be a pretty reasonable deal for a brand new phone. If you pre-order yours now and choose the free 2-day shipping, you will receive it on its launch date July 25, 2014.