Tag Archive for ‘Fire Phone’

The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos’ Fire Phone Debacle ➝

Great piece by Austin Carr on the behind-the-scenes creation of the Fire Phone. The article makes it abundantly clear that Jeff Bezos is completely at fault for the device’s failure, but still leaves you with the feeling of excitement for the future of Amazon. It’s well written and full of interesting information about how Amazon’s Lab126 operates.

Amazon Cuts Price on Fire Phone ➝

I remember when another company cut the price on their phone just a few months after its release. People were pretty upset about it. I don’t hear the same outcry about the Fire Phone price cut, though. I think they should give $100 gift cards to anyone who purchased the Fire Phone at the higher price.

Amazon Fire Phone ➝

Amazon’s newly announced smartphone, starting at $199 and shipping on July 25. It’s biggest landmark feature being 3D head tracking that Amazon’s calling “Dynamic Perspective” that allows you to look around object on the screen by tilting your head or the screen. It’s a neat piece of technology, but I don’t think any of the implementations are that compelling. I don’t see anything about Dynamic Perspective that makes me want to use it.

Also, I find it very difficult to look at a product/link scanning feature without thinking of CueCat. And, we all know how that ended.