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Amazon’s Fire Phone is officially available today. Online and in-stores, you can now get your hands on one if you hadn’t pre-ordered (those arrived today as well). So what’s the deal? Basically, it sounds like a very OK phone, but not one made for people who like great smartphones. Rather, it’s a gateway device for people who live and breathe Amazon: Prime, shopping, deliveries, etc. Guess what? That makes perfect sense given Amazon’s business. This device let’s you do plenty, albeit within a closed ecosystem – no Google Play folks…

The Amazon Fire Phone, like the Kindle Fire HD tablets, is an Android-based device (Android 4.4.2, to be precise), running Amazon’s custom software. It’s got a 4.7-inch display at 720p resolution and is powered by a Snapdragon 800 with 2GB of RAM. It’s got a 13-megapixel rear camera, 2.1MP front-facing camera, and four crazy lenses around the display that bring you an interactive interface that’s watching you and giving contextual information based on how you hold the phone and what you look at.  (Want a closer look: check out iFixIt’s teardown.) It really does work, as does the picture/barcode/anything scanner engine call FireFly.

Will it see mass-adoption? My guess is no, but I’ve been wrong before. What do you think?

The Amazon Fire Phone is officially available today — here’s what you need to know! | Android Central.

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