Amazon developed its own smart phone and added a new member to its family of mobile devices, including the popular Kindle e-book reader and Kindle Fire tablet.
The smartphone, which was introduced last week, has been baptized, precisely Fire. It was released in conjunction with two new technologies called Dynamic Perspective and Firefly, which promise users new ways to interact with the world around him.
Firefly recognizes e-mail addresses, phone numbers, bar codes, movies, music and written text in pictures so that the user can save them directly from the image.
Dynamic Perspective is a system capable of recognizing the position of the user’s head in relation to the device. Thus provides a more complete experience of using the phone. Thanks to this technology, the user has a sense of depth to look at the image and get a 3D effect. It also includes control through gestures more intuitive than available so far in this class of devices.
Besides these technologies, as Fire also offers value-added integration with Amazon’s catalog, which includes more than 33 million songs, apps, games, movies, television programs, books and magazines.
In regard to its technical characteristics, the device has a 4.7-inch HD display with Gorilla Glass 3 technology; 2.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor; 2 GB RAM; 16, 32 or 64 GB of storage, depending on the model; LTE connectivity, NFC, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth; 13 megapixel camera with flash, and 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera.
Both cameras are capable of capturing full HD video and offer image stabilization technology and high dynamic range (HDR). Equipment will be available in the United States from July 25 and will be sold exclusively through AT&T for $200. Amazon has not revealed yet when it will be launched in other markets.