fire phone

Featured Article

Amazon is Primed for online domination

We talk about bulls in china shops, but what about bulls running through the streets of entire shopping districts, or other neighborhoods? This morning, Amazon unveiled a new feature that will test just how much of a bull it can be online — beyond its own china shop, so to speak. Prime — its membership-based…

7:14 am PDT • April 21, 2022
Amazon is Primed for online domination

Amazon’s device event today played host to a dizzying number of product announcements, of all stripes — but notably, there are three brand new ways to wear Alexa on your…

Is Amazon’s Alexa ready to leave home and become a wearable voice assistant?

The Fire Phone is widely regarded as one of Amazon’s biggest misfires — and rightfully so. After debuting in the top spot of the company’s retail charts, things quickly spun…

In defense of the Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon’s Fire Phone Is Off The Market

9:35 am PDT • September 9, 2015

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.…

Amazon’s Fire Phone Is Off The Market

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…

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

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…

Amazon Fire Phone Gets Another Fire Sale: $199 Unlocked

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…

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

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…

Amazon Drops The Price Of The Fire Phone To 99 Cents

The VP of Devil’s Advocacy

1:46 pm PDT • July 27, 2014

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…

The VP of Devil’s Advocacy

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…

Amazon Fire Phone Goes On Sale Today At AT&T

Today, Amazon introduced the long-rumored Fire Phone. It has the killer 3D effects that everyone anticipated. But it also has a few neat features that you won’t see in any…

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

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,…

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

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 generations of…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

All signs point to Amazon announcing a smartphone with novel features tomorrow. TechCrunch has revealed much about the phone over the last nine months but a few questions remain. At…

Everything We Know About Amazon’s Radical New Smartphone

Amazon is likely announcing its first smartphone tomorrow and all signs point to it being something special with a novel head-tracking technology. While we’ve announced most of the phone’s features…

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