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Posted on 07/23/2014 4:39:57 AM PDT by dennisw
Wild cards, but notable Android entry Summary: Amazon's Fire Phone proved itself to be a good everyday phone even though it's unclear whether Dynamic Perspective and Firefly will be hits. Amazon's Fire gives us something unique in the me-too land of Android smartphones.
I was skeptical before I even turned the device on. Amazon's Fire Phone is one of the few things to really talk about in the Android smartphone derby, but faces a few hurdles. My doubts revolved around the following:
Was Dynamic Perspective, which delivers 3D effects, useful or a gimmick? After playing with the phone for four days I'm still not completely sure. At times, Dynamic Perspective is handy. The screen on the Fire pops for me and you notice Dynamic Perspective with games, magazines and photos at times. However, I won't have a real verdict until I send the phone back and see if I miss the feature. Developers and how they use Dynamic Perspective will ultimately tell the tale.
Firefly is basically Shazam for everything.
How's the learning curve? The Fire Phone uses tilt to navigate and I was curious to see how often I'd use it. Would the Fire really be better with one hand? The short answer is that I adjusted to the tilt navigation easily, but more often than not the Fire was used like my other phones. In short, the learning curve isn't that big of a deal.
Can the Fire be your everyday phone? The short answer is yes. The Fire Phone hooks up with your work email and calendar easily. The cloud backup is seamless. And all the apps I need are there since Amazon has already built out its ecosystem. Yes, the Fire Phone runs a forked version of Android, but the average bear .......
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I don’t sense a lot of excitement about this product.
Interesting but doesn’t look like the Firefly is for me.
But thanks again for posting it.