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Fire Phone Review: Amazon’s First Smartphone a Mixed Bag

The Fire Phone is a bright idea that's bogged down by flaws

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Amazon (AMZN) has morphed from an online retailer into making and selling one of the most popular lines of tablets and also offers a set-top streaming box in the Fire TV. The release of the Fire Phone completes its transition to also being a consumer electronics giant taking on companies like Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG).

Amazon Fire Phone Intro
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In our Fire Phone review, we’ll examine the first Amazon smartphone in detail, to see how it stands up against established category leaders like the iPhone 5s and Samsung (SSNLF) Galaxy S5.

We’ll also discuss the new features Amazon is introducing in the Fire Phone, including Firefly one-button shopping and Dynamic perspective — the sources of so many rumors over the past year about Amazon building a 3D smartphone.

Is the latest entry into the flagship smartphone race worth buying, or does it fail to live up to the hype? Read our Amazon Fire Phone review to find out.

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