» Failing in the execution

The Verge’s David Pierce reviews the Fire Phone:

Amazon’s worked for years on the Fire Phone, thought deeply about what smartphone users need and want, and put all the resulting ideas into one device.

Time and time again, however, the Fire Phone has reminded me that there’s a difference between good ideas about phones and good phones. A big difference.

Maybe it’ll grow into a good phone, but it doesn’t sound like it’s a good phone yet. Which kind of doesn’t seem surprising when the real purpose of the phone is simply to get you to buy more stuff.

Joshua Topolsky tweets:

My quick personal take on the Fire Phone: it is functionally and aesthetically awful