New Amazon Fire phone offers Mayday, Prime, and free photo storage
Amazon's Jeff Bezos announced the new Amazon Fire Phone today in Seattle, WA. June 18th 2014. (Joshua Lewis / Seattle Refined)

New Amazon Fire phone offers Mayday, Prime, and free photo storage

Amazon rolled out their new Amazon Fire phone this morning in Seattle at a press conference.

The Fire, exclusive with AT&T, is Amazon's first venture into the smartphone world. It will feature MayDay, Amazon's customer support service where a live person appears on your phone to assist with technical or other issues. 

Other big reveals: the phone will have free unlimited photo storage through the Amazon Cloud Drive, and will feature a dynamic perspective feaure, which will automatically change perspective when you tilt the phone. 

An added Firefly button on the side of the phone identifies email addresses, phone numbers and more and gives users multiple actions to take with them. 

The Fire phone is $199 with a two year contract (32GB), and $649 without. Buyers will also get 12 months of free Prime membership with the phone. If you already have Prime, they'll extend your membership for a free year.

Other features include:

  • Gorilla Glass 3
  • Made of premium materials
  • Refined & scratch resistant
  • Better outdoor viewing
  • Ultra-bright display
  • Dynamic image contrast
  • Circular polarizer
  • 13MP rear-facing camera
  • f/2.0 five element lens
  • Optical imaging stabilization
  • Quad-core 2.2GHz processor
  • Adreno 330 graphics processor
  • 2GB RAM

While pre-ordered phones won't be ready to ship until July 25, the dynamic perspective developer kit is available immediately. 

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