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What they're saying about the Amazon Fire Phone

Jared Newman | July 24, 2014
The first reviews of Amazon's first smartphone are in, and we hope Jeff Bezos is open to constructive criticism.

How the Fire Phone fares in early reviews
While most reviewers appreciate what Amazon is trying to do, a recurring theme is Amazon's focus on media consumption doesn't translate as wels to smartphones as it does to tablets. "Smartphones are for work, for life. They're not toys, they're tools. Amazon doesn't understand that, and the Fire Phone doesn't reflect it," The Verge's Pierce wrote.

Until Amazon nails that balance between work and play, the consensus is that users should hold out for the inevitable sequel. "By no means is the Fire a horrible phone, but it's a forgettable one," Engadget's Molen wrote. "You might want the eventual Fire Phone 2, perhaps, but for now, you're better off sticking with what you know."


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