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July 23, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Review: Amazon.com Fire phone

The Fire phone that Amazon.com begins shipping Thursday is an impressive debut with several cool features. But the price is a bit high for a device designed to help you buy more stuff from Amazon.

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Comments | Topics: 3D, amazon, AT&T

June 23, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Fire phone a turning point for Amazon

Steve Jobs famously had a “reality distortion field” that skewed perceptions of Apple, so people could only see the company in a positive light.

Now Jeff Bezos has “Dynamic Perspective,” a technology on the new Fire phone that lets Amazon.com see what you’re viewing, then alter the image so it seems more compelling.

Jeff Bezos at the Fire phone launch. Photo by Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times.

Jeff Bezos at the Fire phone launch. Photo by Ken Lambert, The Seattle Times.

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Comments | Topics: Amazon.com, AT&T, Billionaire techies

July 29, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Review: Nokia Lumia 1020, the 41-megapixel phone

Over the past year or so, it’s been tough to get too excited about new phones.

There have been  some handsome new shells, steadily improving battery life and gee-whiz interface tricks, but no thrilling leaps into the future.

That changed last week when Nokia and AT&T began selling the Lumia 1020, a Windows-powered smartphone with a  jaw-dropping 41-megapixel camera. That’s more megapixels than pretty much every camera on the market — not just phone cameras but point and shoot and DSLR cameras, as well.

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March 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM

T-Mobile shakes up wireless, adds LTE and iPhone, drops contracts

The wireless industry is broken, consumers are being shafted by carriers and they’re paying outrageous prices for phones.

That’s according to John Legere, chief executive of T-Mobile USA, who rolled out a dramatically new strategy to revive the Bellevue-based company. Highlights include the launch of its LTE service; simplified, no-contract billing plans and a version of the iPhone 5 coming to T-Mobile on April 12.

In an expletive-laced opening to a press event in New York, Legere said the “industry is broken” and “we’re going to fix it.”

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Comments | Topics: Apple, AT&T, Gadgets & products

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