- Created on Friday, 25 July 2014 20:42
- Written by IVN
Seattle, Washington - AT&T and Amazon today announced the arrival of Fire, Amazon’s first smartphone. Available exclusively on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network, Fire is the only smartphone with new breakthrough technologies – Dynamic Perspective and Firefly – access to Amazon’s vast digital ecosystem of over 33 million songs, apps, games, movies, TV shows, books, audiobooks, and magazines, and features such as Mayday, Second Screen and X-Ray.
Fire is available for purchase today at AT&T locations nationwide or online at www.att.com/firephone or www.amazon.com/firephone. You can also take advantage of myAT&T online or via the device app to buy online, pick up in store, or schedule an appointment in AT&T retail stores.
“We can’t wait for customers to experience Amazon Fire for themselves,” said Ian Freed, vice president, Amazon Fire. “Fire offers an amazing value for customers with innovative features like Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, access to Amazon-exclusive content and services, including Mayday, ASAP and more –plus premium hardware with 32 GB of memory –twice the amount leading competitors offer, as well as free, unlimited photo storage in the Amazon Cloud and 12 months of Amazon Prime included.”
“Fire pushes the boundaries of innovation, and is easy-to-use,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president – Devices, AT&T. “Amazon has a vast content ecosystem that consumers know and love. AT&T has built a reputation of offering innovative devices with great pricing options – all on the nation’s most reliable 4G LTE network. Together, we’re thrilled to offer a device that will be as dynamic as its name.”
The AT&T Nextsm program lets you purchase Fire with:
- Zero down
- No upgrade fee
- No activation fee
- No annual contract
Fire with 32GB is available for $27.09 a month with AT&T Next 18 or $199 with a two-year contract. The 64GB version is $31.25 a month with AT&T Next 18 or $299 with a two-year contract.
The reviews are in:
- “The Fire phone’s true specialty is making its owner feel like the center of the universe. Whether it's Mayday's instant assistants, Firefly's crowd-pleasing scans, or the UI that responds to a mere glance, Fire is all about you, the customer.” – Mashable
- “Dynamic Perspective is a dazzling bit of technological magic.” – Fast Company
- “Fire is different, thanks to an inventive take on 3-D and other new features but it’s also an attractive and solidly built quad-core 5.6-ounce phone with stereo speakers, a lovely 4.7-inch display and a high-quality camera. And sure, you gotta love shopping on Amazon.” – USA Today
- “If Amazon’s [Mayday] agents can maintain their speed and friendliness, Mayday will prove to be one of the best features on any smartphone. It would instantly render tech support on most other phones embarrassingly obsolete.” – New York Times
- “Dynamic Perspective gets most of the attention, but Firefly is hands-down the Fire Phone's best feature, and I want it everywhere.” – Ars Technica
For a limited time, Fire includes a full year of Amazon Prime and 1,000 Amazon Coins (a $10 value) to use on apps, games, and in-app purchases. If you’re already a Prime member, your membership will be extended an additional 12 months6. With Amazon Prime, customers enjoy two-day shipping on tens of millions of eligible items in the U.S., along with unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes with Prime Instant Video; unlimited streaming and download on more than a million popular songs with no ads from Prime Music; and borrow one book a month for no additional charge with no waiting; and no due dates from Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.
To upgrade your current device to Fire, you can use AT&T Mobile Transfer to move contacts, photos, videos and more.7 Download the free myAT&T app on your current device in the app store to check your upgrade eligibility or upgrade your device.
The Amazon Appstore offers the most popular apps and games, including Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Pinterest, Instagram, Pandora, Netflix, HBO Go, Yelp, Uber, WhatsApp, and Candy Crush, among others. Many apps and games have also been optimized for Fire’s unique Dynamic Perspective, Firefly and enhanced carousel features, including USA TODAY, Zillow, iHeartRadio, StubHub, Craigslist, eBay, Fandango, Kik, Rubik’s Cube, Trove, TV Guide and WhitePages, among others – plus Amazon Game Studios’ Saber’s Edge and To-Fu Fury, developed in partnership with HotGen Ltd and Hibernum Creations.
Digital Life, a home security and automation service from AT&T, has an application exclusively for Fire. Unique features designed for the device include a 3D icon and options for users to see the most recent activity in their home from the Fire home screen.
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