DTNS 2259 – You Can’t Take the Prime from Me

Logo by Mustafa Anabtawi thepolarcat.comRene Ritchie is on the show with a dynamic perspective on whether Amazon’s new Fire Phone is worth your attention.

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Show Notes
Today’s guest:  Rene Ritchie, of imore.com 

Headlines

Ready, set, shop: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos announced the Fire Phone today at an event in Seattle. The 4.7-inch has a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 graphics and 2 GB of RAM, running Amazon’s forked version of Android. It comes with a new feature called Firefly that can recognize objects and audio and give options to purchase them from Amazon. It uses infrared sensors to detect head position give a kind of 3D presentation. The 3D feature is available in an SDK for app developers. The phone is only available in the U.S. on AT&T. A 32GB model costs $199 with a 2-year contract or $649 without. A 64GB is $299 or $749. Both come with 12 free months of Amazon Prime. 

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