Latest Amazon phone news

Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive
Stunning new Essential Phone model debuts as an Amazon exclusive By Elyse Betters

Essentially really wants you to buy its phone.So, here's the deal: Essential just announced limited-edition colours of the Essential Phone, which are called Ocean Depths, Stellar Gray, and Copper Black. And they're gorgeous. Now, the company has announced... Read more

Amazon's discounted Prime Exclusive phones ditch the lock screen ads
Amazon's discounted Prime Exclusive phones ditch the lock screen ads By Elyse Betters

The lock screen has become obsolete.Thanks to facial recognition and fingerprint sensors, most people don't really look at their lock screens anymore. Think about it. You pick up your iPhone X, and bam, you're in your phone. The device's Face ID technology... Read more

What is Amazon Go, where is it, and how does it work?
What is Amazon Go, where is it, and how does it work? By Elyse Betters

After a year of tests and preparation, Amazon has finally opened its brick-and-mortar grocery store, Amazon Go.Situated in Seattle, Washington, it gives you the option to buy your goods from Amazon in person rather than through Amazon.com.However, unlike... Read more

Wileyfox offers a free Amazon Echo Dot with every Swift 2 X
Wileyfox offers a free Amazon Echo Dot with every Swift 2 X By Max Langridge

While you may be seeing stories about the £999 Apple iPhone X this morning, British smartphone company Wileyfox wants to draw your attention to its much more affordable phone, and a free gift offer that's not to be sniffed at. Wileyfox Swift 2 X preview:... Read more

Amazon's Prime discounted phones scheme adds Nokia 6 and more
Amazon's Prime discounted phones scheme adds Nokia 6 and more By Elyse Betters

Amazon has a smartphone program, and it's just added five more devices from brands like Nokia and Motorola.With the Prime Exclusive Phones program, you can get mid-range to low-end smartphones at a discount. However, if you do choose to get a reduced,... Read more

Amazon Ice phones look to extinguish the memory of the Fire Phone
Amazon Ice phones look to extinguish the memory of the Fire Phone By Max Langridge

Amazon is reportedly working on a successor range of smartphones, currently codenamed 'Ice', that will look to improve upon the rather poorly received Fire Phone, released in 2014. Amazon Fire Phone review The Fire Phone was subsequently discontinued... Read more

Amazon Prime users can now read thousands of books for free with Prime Reading
Amazon Prime users can now read thousands of books for free with Prime Reading By Max Langridge

Amazon has just given Prime members even more reason to keep their annual subscription with the introduction of Prime Reading. Which Amazon Kindle is best for you? Amazon Kindle Unlimited UK: Everything you need to know about the Spotify for books Running... Read more

AT&T customers can now send texts through Amazon Echo's Alexa
AT&T customers can now send texts through Amazon Echo's Alexa By Elyse Betters

Amazon Echo users in the US just got a cool skill integration from AT&T.Starting 18 November, AT&T mobile customers will be able to compose and send text messages using Amazon Echo's Alexa assistant. The integration works with not only the original,... Read more

Amazon will cut prices on Android phones displaying its lock screen ads
Amazon will cut prices on Android phones displaying its lock screen ads By Elyse Betters

Amazon has announced it will offer discounts on select Android phones - as long as you agree to view adverts on the phones' lock screens.The online retailer sells other manufacturers’ phones, including the fourth-generation Moto G and Blu R1 HD. In... Read more

Amazon Fire Phone is dead, no longer available and no signs of replacement
Amazon Fire Phone is dead, no longer available and no signs of replacement By Rik Henderson

Amazon's first entry into the mobile phone market has long been viewed as a failure, but there are now signs that it will no longer sell its own branded smartphones now or in the future.Having not listed the Fire Phone on Amazon.co.uk for quite some time,... Read more

Get an Amazon Fire Phone for just £99
Get an Amazon Fire Phone for just £99 By Rik Henderson

Amazon has dramatically slashed the price of its first smartphone to just £99 for the 32GB version, £149 for the 64GB model. That's a drop of up to £330 pounds on the original launch prices (for the 64GB phone).There is a catch or two though; the deal... Read more

Amazon won't ditch Fire Phone just yet, will make new ones
Amazon won't ditch Fire Phone just yet, will make new ones By Elyse Betters

After posting dismal third-quarter results last week, it was clear Amazon missed with the Fire Phone and subsequently suffered due to lack of sales. An Amazon executive has now confirmed as much, while also hinting the company isn't giving up.Speaking... Read more

Amazon Q3 2014: Dark times ahead as losses widen to $437 million
Amazon Q3 2014: Dark times ahead as losses widen to $437 million By Elyse Betters

Amazon has reported third-quarter earnings, and it's clear the company hasn't been doing well.The company posted a net loss of $437 million, or 95 cents a share, and revenue of $20.58 billion, meaning it just barely missed expectations of $20.84 billion... Read more

Amazon Fire Phone price drastically cut in US, ahead of UK release
Amazon Fire Phone price drastically cut in US, ahead of UK release By Elyse Betters

Amazon has just cut the price of its two-month-old Fire Phone to almost nothing, following an announcement that same smartphone would soon launch in the UK. Such a drastic price reduction indicates mediocre sales.The company slashed the Fire Phone's price... Read more

Amazon Fire Phone available now to pre-order for 30 September UK release, O2 exclusive
Amazon Fire Phone available now to pre-order for 30 September UK release, O2 exclusive By Luke Edwards

Amazon has announced that its Fire Phone will be available in the UK from 30 September. It is available for pre-order now as an O2 exclusive.The Amazon Fire Phone has already been launched in the US. The UK model will have the same hardware and it will... Read more

First Amazon Fire Phone update adds multitasking, app folders, and more
First Amazon Fire Phone update adds multitasking, app folders, and more By Elyse Betters

Amazon announced the Fire Phone exactly two months ago today, and to celebrate, the retail giant has awarded the device with its first update.The new update includes a small selecton of enhancements, such as improved battery life and a Lenticular photos... Read more

What is Amazon Fire Phone's Dynamic Perspective display and how does it work?
What is Amazon Fire Phone's Dynamic Perspective display and how does it work? By Luke Edwards

The Amazon Fire Phone, after much rumour, is finally out in the world. As a mobile handset the spec sheet confirms it's pretty good, but nothing special, until the Dynamic Perspective is mentioned. This is a world first. Amazon's Dynamic Perspective creates... Read more

Amazon smartphone finally debuts: Fire Phone with 4.7-inch HD display and dynamic 3D perspective
Amazon smartphone finally debuts: Fire Phone with 4.7-inch HD display and dynamic 3D perspective By Elyse Betters

Amazon has just announced the Fire Phone at a press event in Seattle.The new smartphone features a 4.7-inch IPS LCD HD display (with 1280 x 720 resolution at 315 ppi), Gorilla Glass screen, 590 nits brightness for outdoor use, quad-core 2.2GHz processor,... Read more

Amazon Phone with 3D holographic display: Release date and everything you need to know
Amazon Phone with 3D holographic display: Release date and everything you need to know By Luke Edwards

UPDATE: The Amazon Fire Phone has been announced during a press event in Seattle and missing from its specifications is any kind of 3D support. Speculation in this case, it seems, was wide of the mark.Instead, it utilises a new Dynamic Perspective feature.... Read more

Amazon confirms 18 June event, 3D head-tracking phone expected after showing up in teaser video
Amazon confirms 18 June event, 3D head-tracking phone expected after showing up in teaser video By Stuart Miles

Amazon has announced that it will hold an event, for what is expected to be the launch of its rumoured smartphone, on the 18 June in Seattle.The company has opted to announce the event via a special page on its website that invites journalists, developers,... Read more

Amazon's first 3D smartphone revealed in new leaked render
Amazon's first 3D smartphone revealed in new leaked render By Elyse Betters

Amazon's first smartphone has been revealed, if a new leaked render is to be believed.Website BGR published the above image earlier today, claiming graphic designers at Amazon created the render and "multiple trusted sources" have verified its authenticity.... Read more

Amazon Phone may come with free ‘Prime Data’ as well as 3D holographic display
Amazon Phone may come with free ‘Prime Data’ as well as 3D holographic display By Luke Edwards

It looks like Amazon isn't satisfied with its phone sporting a 3D holographic display, but wants to give users free data too.According to sources of BGR, Amazon plans to offer a subsidised data program which will allow users to access its services without... Read more

Amazon 3D hologram phone with six cameras and 4.7-inch screen allegedly revealed
Amazon 3D hologram phone with six cameras and 4.7-inch screen allegedly revealed By Luke Edwards

The Amazon Phone, rumoured by the Wall Street Journal, has appeared in photos along with details on the 3D screen that uses multiple cameras to work.According to BGR, the photographed handset is the Amazon Phone in a case shielding the technology so... Read more

Amazon to debut 3D hologram phone with four embedded cameras in June
Amazon to debut 3D hologram phone with four embedded cameras in June By Elyse Betters

Amazon plans to release its first smartphone in the second half of 2014. And it'll pack a 3D-capable display, it's claimed.The Wall Street Journal has reported, citing unnamed people briefed on Amazon's plans, that Amazon plans to attack Apple and Samsung... Read more

Amazon smartphone could launch early in 2014
Amazon smartphone could launch early in 2014 By Luke Edwards

Amazon is almost certainly bringing a smartphone out, the rumour mill has said so numerous times. But now it’s also punting out a release date of early 2014.According to DigiTimes, which has a hit-and-miss track record for rumours, Primax has landed... Read more

Amazon smartphone to come with 3D gesture and eye tracking controls
Amazon smartphone to come with 3D gesture and eye tracking controls By Luke Edwards

The mighty Amazon is rumoured to have a smartphone up its sleeve with more to offer than we've heard so far. Now word has slipped out that it's working with Asian compact camera manufacturers for advanced sensors that will allow 3D gesture and eye-tracking... Read more

Amazon smartphone: HTC partnered to make the elusive handset  for 2014 release?
Amazon smartphone: HTC partnered to make the elusive handset for 2014 release? By Elyse Betters

Amazon and HTC are working together on a line of smartphones that will help Amazon to better contend with Apple and Google, according to the latest report.This is just one of those rumours that will not die, yet The Financial Times' notable reporter... Read more

Amazon's supposed smartphones: 3D flagship and budget model
Amazon's supposed smartphones: 3D flagship and budget model By Jake Smith

Oh, the beloved Kindle Phone. We just can't stop hearing about you. It's been discussed for years, and if words straight out of Amazon's mouth are to be believed, the company has no smartphone plans in 2013. But that doesn't mean the company won't ever... Read more

Amazon: No smartphone this year, no plans to offer it for free in the future
Amazon: No smartphone this year, no plans to offer it for free in the future By Jake Smith

After much rumour and speculation, an Amazon spokesperson has confirmed the company has no plans to release a smartphone in 2013.Former Wall Street Journal reporters Jessica E. Lessin and Amir Efrati said on Friday Amazon has plans to release a smartphone... Read more

Amazon plans to change the status quo, could offer Kindle smartphone free
Amazon plans to change the status quo, could offer Kindle smartphone free By Elyse Betters

Everybody knows that Amazon wants to make a smartphone, but a new report has suggested the company also wants to make a smartphone that's free for consumers when it launches.Former Wall Street Journal reporters Jessica E. Lessin and Amir Efrati both... Read more

Amazon SNS service launches, simplifies push notifications across platforms
Amazon SNS service launches, simplifies push notifications across platforms By Elyse Betters

Amazon on Tuesday launched a new service under its Amazon Web Services division that will make it easier for developers to include push notifications in apps when developing for multiple platforms.Called Amazon Simple Notification Service with Push,... Read more

Amazon planning to release smartphone with 3D display?
Amazon planning to release smartphone with 3D display? By Jake Smith

We've already heard that Amazon plans to release a Kindle smartphone but new information makes us believe it will be more than just the typical piece of plastic we've come to know.According to sources at The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is developing... Read more

Amazon phone 'confirmed', modified Android OS expected
Amazon phone 'confirmed', modified Android OS expected By Danny Brogan

Amazon could be about to enter the smartphone arena with a handset of its own - the Amazon phone - if reports are to be believed.Amazon is to hold a press launch in Los Angeles on Thursday, with The Verge claiming that "multiple sources" have confirmed... Read more

Could Amazon Kindle smartphone use E-Ink prototype?
Could Amazon Kindle smartphone use E-Ink prototype? By Rik Henderson

E-Ink, the company behind much of the technology in eBook readers, has been demonstrating a new form of its screen tech that could lend itself perfectly to smartphones.The E-Ink mobile prototypes were shown behind closed doors at the IFA consumer electronics... Read more

Amazon rumoured to be working with iPhone maker Foxconn on own smartphone
Amazon rumoured to be working with iPhone maker Foxconn on own smartphone By Rik Henderson

Amazon is rumoured to be looking to release its own smartphone, in order to compete directly with Apple, Google and, to some extent, Microsoft. Two separate sources have revealed that the online retail giant is working with Foxconn, the Taiwanese firm... Read more

Amazon Kindle Fire smartphone coming in time for Christmas 2012?
Amazon Kindle Fire smartphone coming in time for Christmas 2012? By Paul Lamkin

What came first - the tablet or the smartphone? Well, in the case of Apple, HTC, Samsung and numerous others - the smartphone. But it seems as if Amazon is going to mix up the mobile evolution by releasing a smartphone next year, following the launch... Read more

Amazon MP3 store comes to UK Android handsets
Amazon MP3 store comes to UK Android handsets By Stuart Miles

Amazon could be about to launch a mobile store for its MP3 music service, Amazon MP3, if news from Nexus One users is anything to go by.Although Amazon already offers MP3 downloads as cheap as 29p in the UK via the desktop, the company has yet to move... Read more

Kindle iPhone app rolls out to 60 more countries
Kindle iPhone app rolls out to 60 more countries By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon has announced that its Kindle for iPhone app is now available from the Apple App Store in more than 60 additional countries, including the UK. Boasting Whispersync tech that saves and syncs a user's bookmarks across their Kindle devices and Kindle... Read more

Amazon offers shopping app for Android
Amazon offers shopping app for Android By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the launch of an app for the iPhone, and RIM's BlackBerry devices, Amazon has now announced the launch of similar software for Android phones. As well as plain old shopping on Amazon, the app includes the experimental "Amazon Remembers" feature... Read more

Amazon "frantically" prepping Kindle's pre-Christmas UK launch
Amazon "frantically" prepping Kindle's pre-Christmas UK launch By Amy-Mae Elliott

Following the news Pocket-lint brought you that Amazon is currently running Google adverts for its Kindle ebook reader in the UK, it seems the online giant is close to finalising a date for the UK launch of the device. Amazon is said to be at "advanced"... Read more

Amazon-owned Kindle rival reveals iPhone app stats
Amazon-owned Kindle rival reveals iPhone app stats By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon-owned Lexcycle has announced that its Kindle-rivaling iPhone app has seen considerable success. As well as two versions of the Kindle ebook reader on the hardware front, Amazon also offers a Kindle iPhone app, so a direct rival to the "Stanza"... Read more

Amazon launches Kindle app for the iPhone
Amazon launches Kindle app for the iPhone By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon is extending its Kindle brand to software, with the launch of an application for the iPhone. Amazon's app can be downloaded free of charge in the States, and lets iPhone and iPod touch owners read downloaded books, magazines and newspapers. Rather... Read more

Amazon launches photo matching iPhone app
Amazon launches photo matching iPhone app By Amy-Mae Elliott

In the States, Amazon.com has launched an interesting application for iPhone and iPod touch. As well as a standard product finding service, the Amazon app includes an experimental feature called "Amazon Remembers" that lets users take pics of products... Read more

Amazon MP3 app to launch for Android?
Amazon MP3 app to launch for Android? By Amy-Mae Elliott

Firmly in the realms of rumour, but interesting none the less, are reports of an Amazon MP3 application spotted recently running on T-Mobile's Android-based G1 handset. VentureBeat is reporting that the T-Mobile G1 - that is due to be officially announced... Read more

Amazon prepping next-gen Kindles
Amazon prepping next-gen Kindles By Amy-Mae Elliott

Although here in the UK we are yet to be graced with even the first Amazon Kindle electronic book reader, reports are coming in suggesting the e-commerce company is prepping two new, next-gen models of the device. Crunchgear has it from an Amazon insider... Read more

Amazon boss pens another Kindle open letter
Amazon boss pens another Kindle open letter By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has taken over the Amazon.com homepage again with another letter about the company's eBook reader, the Kindle. Unlike Bezos' last missive, that was an apology for the continued stock shortages of the device, this latest... Read more

Amazon boss apologises for Kindle shortage
Amazon boss apologises for Kindle shortage By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon's e-book reader, the Kindle, has been out of stock on the e-commerce site since it launched, leading to speculation that the company were holding back stock to artificially hype up demand for the $399 gadget. Making these mutterings worse is the... Read more

Amazon unveils "the iPod of reading" Kindle
Amazon unveils "the iPod of reading" Kindle By Amy-Mae Elliott

Amazon has chosen American current affairs print mag NewsWeek to provide the first look at the Amazon Kindle, the company's first eBook reader, and own-brand electronics of any kind, Electronista reports. A lot of the info about this new gadget has been... Read more