Today, we take a look at Amazon's new handset, the Fire, go hands-on on with the $22,000 Vertu Signature Touch, learn about Amazon's new Firefly feature and review Adobe's set of premium sketching accessories. Read on for Engadget's news highlights from the last 24 hours.
The rumors were true: Today, Amazon announced its first-ever smartphone, the Fire. And yes, it's going to be an AT&T exclusive. The 4.7-inch device packs mid-range specs, dual stereo speakers and a novel 3D interface.
What you're looking at is the Vertu Signature Touch, and it costs $22,000. This spectacular handset combines the experience of Android 4.4 with a grade 5 titanium body, fifth-gen sapphire screen and yes, a conditioned "Damson Lizard" skin.
Alongside the announcement of its first phone earlier today, Amazon unveiled Firefly: a new feature that can identify the music you hear, the art on your wall and even those fresh kicks on your friend's feet. Why? Well, so you can buy them from Amazon (surprise!).
Adobe's breaking into the hardware space with its Creative Cloud-connected stylus and drafting ruler: the Ink and Slide. Read on as Billy Steele puts both devices through the wringer and learn whether this premium set of sketching accessories is worth its $200 price tag.
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