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#12: The Amazon Fire Phone

January 19th, 2021 · 60 minutes

This time, Quinn and Stephen look back — in 3D! — at the Amazon Fire Phone. Between its operating system, unusual gesture system and a price that was way too high, it was dead on arrival. After that, the guys go shopping for each other, picking out some unusual products that bear Amazon's name today.


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A look back at the triumphs and stumbles of the original Kindle | Engadget
Amazon Fire Phone: Explained! - MKBHD on YouTube
Amazon Fire Phone review - The Verge
Amazon Fire Phone review - The Verge on YouTube
Fire Phone against the world: can Amazon take on iOS and Android? - The Verge
Amazon's Fire Phone uses multiple front-facing cameras to offer dynamic 3D perspective - The Verge
Amazon’s Fire Phone Introduces Firefly, A Feature That Lets You Identify (And Buy!) Things You See In The Real World | TechCrunch
Amazon’s Mayday Service On Fire Phone Means It Might Be Able To Sell Its Unique New Features | TechCrunch
Amazon has discontinued the Mayday button on its Fire tablets
Amazon cuts Fire Phone price to 99 cents just two months after launch - The Verge
Following Fire Phone Flop, Big Changes At Amazon’s Lab126
Amazon finally stops selling the Fire Phone, as company adjusts its hardware strategy - GeekWire
The Fire Phone started its spectacular flameout one year ago today - The Verge
Five Years Out, Amazon Fire Phone Is Even Worse Than I Remember - Gizmodo
Amazon.com: Introducing Amazon Halo – Measure activity, sleep, body composition, and tone of voice - Black + Onyx - Medium: Amazon Devices
Amazon Halo: a fitness band and app that scans your body, listens to your voice - The Verge
WHOOP - The World's Most Powerful Fitness Membership.
Amazon.com: AmazonBasics Full Synthetic Motor Oil - Euro Formula 5W-40 - 1 Quart - 6 Pack: Automotive
Amazon’s Echo Look does more for Amazon than it does for your style - The Verge
Echo Frames - Eyeglasses with Alexa
Bluetooth Audio Sunglasses | Bose
AmazonBasics Microwave
We Need To Stop Wasting Money on Amazon... - Austin Evans YouTube

Feature's the AmazonBasics Microwave with Alexa.

Amazon Basic Care Minoxidil Topical Aerosol, 5% (Foam) Hair Regrowth Treatment for Men, 12.66 Ounces: Health & Personal Care
Amazon Basics 300 Pack AA Industrial Alkaline Batteries, 5-Year Shelf Life, Easy to Open Value Pack: Health & Personal Care
Amazon.com: UNO Attack! Game: Toys & Games
Amazon.com: Amazon Essentials Men's Classic-fit Stretch Golf Pant: Clothing