Recently Amazon released Amazon App Store to BlackBerry users. Amazon officially unveiled the Fire today at a special press event held in Seattle. Consistent with the rumors, Amazon’s first-ever handset has a 4.7-inch Gorilla Glass display with an HD-resolution screen (720p). That makes it the same size as the Moto X, which was also supposed to be a phone for the masses.

It also has a rubberized frame with aluminum buttons, a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, Adreno 330 GPU and 2GB of RAM. As for the camera, there’s a 13-megapixel rear-facing one equipped with an f/2.0 lens and optical image stabilization and the ability to capture 1080p video.

The phone’s display will have 590 nits of brightness, dynamic image contrast and a “circular polarizer,” which will likely be used to combat glare.

There’s also a dedicated camera key and, luckily for all you amateur photogs, it’ll come with free unlimited cloud storage for photos as well.

Other features include global LTE and connectivity with nine bands of LTE, quad-band GSM, five bands of UMTS, 802.11ac support, WiFi channel bonding, NFC and Bluetooth.

It even supposedly has great battery life, promising nearly 285 hours of standby time, 22 hours of talk time, 65 hours of audio and 11 hours of video playback. It’ll be available exclusively from AT&T for $ 199 if you want the 32GB version, or $299 if you prefer the 64GB.

Alternately, you can get the 32GB version for as little as $27 a month or the 64GB for around $31 a month if you opt for AT&T’s Next program. If you’d rather go off-contract instead, you can get the phone directly from Amazon for $649 for 32GB and $749 for 64GB.


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