Amazon Launches Its Long-Awaited Smartphone
Jeff Bezos makes no secret of the fact that he wants Amazon to run our lives, and he’s going about it the right way. On Wednesday, the CEO launched the Fire Phone, a five-inch, streamlined operating system with a string of innovative features, including images that appear almost 3-D and the ability to scroll by tilting your device. Most significantly, the Fire Phone can recognize bar codes, books, DVDs and other products, and immediately direct you to Amazon’s purchase page. Let the impulse-buyer beware.