AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega perhaps summed up Amazon's new Fire Phone best. "I'm going to buy a whole lot more things" with the phone, he quipped on stage during Amazon's media event Wednesday. That's exactly what Amazon wants from customers who purchase the Fire Phone.
Amazon took to the stage in Seattle to talk about its first smartphone. The device is a rather middle-of-the-road piece of hardware, and comes with features that range from genius to gimmicky. The Fire Phone has a 4.7-inch 720p HD screen that Android claims is one of the brightest available for better outdoor viewing and reading. It is powered by a 2.2-GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor from Qualcomm with Adreno 330 graphics and 2 GB of RAM. The phone will be sold in 32-GB and 64-GB varieties.
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