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In defense of the Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon’s Fire Phone Is Off The Market

As Apple prepares to debut two new iPhone models at this afternoon's press event in San Francisco, another smartphone maker is apparently exiting the market...at least for the time being. As spotted b

Amazon Again Tries To Unload Its Fire Phones, Dropping Price To $189 Off Contract, Including Prime

Amazon’s Fire Phone made news this week with the backstory of why the phone flopped, and Amazon’s plans to reorganize the hardware group, Lab126, responsible for the smartphone. Now the re

Amazon Fire Phone Gets Another Fire Sale: $199 Unlocked

Amazon has already admitted that it priced its Fire Phone much higher than consumers anticipated, and now it’s making a significant adjustment to the device’s price tag: A fully unlocked F

Amazon’s Fire Phone Product Efforts Will Continue Despite Early Stumbles

Amazon is taking the long view on the Fire phone, despite poor early sales, a huge price cut and $83 million in surplus inventory that resulted in a $170 million charge for the excess hardware and sup

Amazon Drops The Price Of The Fire Phone To 99 Cents

Because nothing says "Our new product is selling great!" like dropping its price down by 99.5% two months after launch, Amazon has dropped the price of the Fire Phone from $200 to 99 cents.

The VP of Devil’s Advocacy

In the 2013 film, World War Z, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) is riding through the streets of Jerusalem as Jurgen Warmbrunn (Ludi Boeken) explains how the city was able to avoid the zombie apocalypse: The te

Amazon Fire Phone Goes On Sale Today At AT&T

Amazon revealed yesterday during earnings that while revenues are growing, so are losses. That's thanks at least in part to the development and production of the Amazon Fire Phone, which goes on sale

The Best Amazon Fire Phone Features You Won’t Get In Any Other Phone

Today, Amazon introduced the long-rumored <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/06/18/amazon-announces-the-fire-phone/">Fire Phone</a>. It has the killer 3D effects that everyone anticipated. But

Amazon’s Mayday Service On Fire Phone Means It Might Be Able To Sell Its Unique New Features

Amazon has brought Mayday to the Fire Phone, it announced today. The Mayday service offers one-tap access to customer service agents who can talk to phone users via video chat, and take over the scree

Amazon’s Fire Phone Uses Depth And 3D Effects To Stand Out

We've been hearing about head-tracking technology on phones for a long time now. Some have ventured into this territory already, with Samsung releasing camera-based head tracking in earlier generation

Amazon’s Fire Phone Introduces Firefly, A Feature That Lets You Identify (And Buy!) Things You See In The Real World

With the debut of the Amazon Fire Phone this afternoon, the company introduced a new feature called Firefly, which is largely designed to let you identify -- and then, of course, buy -- things you see

The Cloud Is Key To Amazon Fire Phone’s Ambitious Plan To Win Over Smartphone Photographers

Amazon unveiled its new smartphone today, the Amazon Fire Phone, and the first thing it talked about after going over the design specifics was the camera. Jeff Bezos said that "our phones are also our

Amazon Announces The $199 Fire Phone, The First Smartphone With Head-Tracking Technology

Meet the Fire Phone, Amazon's first venture into smartphones. At first blush, the phone looks like any other smartphone currently on the market, but it has a secret: the ability to track a user's head

T-Mobile’s CEO Is Pissed That The Amazon Phone Will Be Exclusive To AT&T

Remember how the Facebook phone was exclusive to AT&T? Remember how the price quickly dropped to $.99 cents? T-Mobile's John Legere does and he took to Twitter today to rant about <a href="https:/

There Will Not Be A Live Video Stream For The Amazon Phone Launch

Bad news, nerds. TechCrunch just received word that Amazon will not provide a live video stream of tomorrow's launch event. Thankfully we'll have a couple of writers on-hand to live blog the action, b

Amazon’s Top-Secret Gadget Lab Is Building Plenty, But A Thinner Kindle Could Be The Coolest

Amazon is apparently working away on a lot more besides the upcoming smartphone with the 3D interface at its Lab126 hardware R&D facility. A new Businessweek profile details some of the work that

Everything We Know About Amazon’s Radical New Smartphone

All signs point to Amazon announcing a smartphone with novel features <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/06/04/amazon-will-announce-a-new-device-on-june-18th-likely-their-3d-eye-tracking-phone/

Amazon’s Smartphone To Be An AT&T Exclusive, Per Report

Amazon is likely announcing its first smartphone <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2014/06/04/amazon-will-announce-a-new-device-on-june-18th-likely-their-3d-eye-tracking-phone/">tomorrow</a> and al