Amazon/HTC budget device stopped by AT&T
Sep11

Amazon/HTC budget device stopped by AT&T

The Amazon Fire Phone is not just a smartphone failure, it is shaping up to become one of the biggest tech misfires in history. That’s a shame because it is not actually a bad handset, but the decisions Amazon has made surrounding the device are laughable, whether that be poor strategy, terrible knowledge of consumer behaviour, and now it seems making terrible decisions pre-launch. A report in The Information today suggests that...

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Amazon slashes the price of the Fire Phone to $0.99 on contract
Sep08

Amazon slashes the price of the Fire Phone to $0.99 on contract

Oh dear, the news for Amazon and its Fire Phone flagship goes from bad to worse as the company revealed today that the handset is now available for $0.99 on contract or $449 off plan. If you are willing to commit to a two year deal you can get the device for under a dollar! A remarkable collapse from the $199 the handset cost on plan when it launched two months ago, while then it was available for $649 off plan. It is hard to see...

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Is Amazon’s SmartPhone on Fire or is it Just an Ember? Fire Phone Full Review
Sep01

Is Amazon’s SmartPhone on Fire or is it Just an Ember? Fire Phone Full Review

After a few years of rumour and speculation Amazon finally made good on its promise to bring a smartphone device to the market. This summer, and in typical Amazon style they brought that device with a twist dynamic perspective. The question remains is Amazon's foray into the smartphone arena worth your hard earned money? It really depends on what you are looking for out of a smartphone. Find out if it's for you in the full review...

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Amazon’s Fire Phone First Impressions
Aug07

Amazon’s Fire Phone First Impressions

A few days back I got the new Amazon Fire Phone in the mail to demo from AT&T and while I haven't used it enough to do a full review I will give you an overall impression of this device right now. Let's dive in to head shall we?  Let's start with the hardware on this device. While some reviewers knock it for being "uninspired" I rather like it. It has got some weight to it and feels sturdy in the hand, while the back is glass,...

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The Fire Phone will flop, but that may be OK
Aug06

The Fire Phone will flop, but that may be OK

According to a new survey the Amazon Fire Phone is going to be a monumental flop and early sales since its launch have been very poor. A few handsets have attempted to catch onto a phenomenon or jump on a gimmick over the years and have failed. Just think about HTC's ill-fated Facebook smartphone and you will have an idea what I am talking about. When Amazon launched the Fire Phone it seemed a similar scenario as the online retailer...

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Unboxing of the Amazon Fire Phone
Aug01

Unboxing of the Amazon Fire Phone

About a month ago tech giant Amazon peaked my curiosity with its first foray into the mobile hardware market, the Fire Phone.  With its 13mp camera and its main feature Dynamic Perspective I couldn't wait to get my hands on one.  Well today while I was having my morning coffee as it arrived. I got my tripod and camera out so we can open the package from AT&T together.      While it's known for its Dynamic Perspective...

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