Amazon unveils Fire Phone

Michael Josh Villanueva
Amazon unveils Fire Phone
The Fire Phone joins Amazon's lineup of devices, such as the Kindle ebook reader, the Kindle Fire tablet, and the FireTV set-top box

MANILA, Philippines – Amazon wants a piece of the smartphone market pie and will now sell its own smartphone alongside what’s currently available on its “everything store.”

CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled the Fire Phone at an event for  in Seattle on Wednesday June 18 (June 19 in Manila) stressing that his company has been in the hardware business for 10 years now.

The Fire Phone joins Amazon’s lineup of devices including the Kindle e-book reader, Kindle Fire tablet, and the FireTV set-top box. The new phone sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 graphics, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP camera with an f/2.0 lens with optical image stabilization.

The smartphone integrates with Amazon’s current crop of services including the just introduced Prime Music and Mayday. –

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