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I'm intrigued by the Amazon Fire Phone. I already have a smartphone, nearly every Kindle app and an Amazon Prime membership. Every time I shop in a brick-and-mortar store, I look up everything I'm considering purchasing, usually on Amazon, which has both pricing and user reviews in one convenient place. The ability to hit the Firefly button and scan it all instead of opening a browser, typing product names and numbers and clicking through links until I find what I'm looking for does seem like it would be a time-saver.

And then there's Dynamic Perspective, whose head tracking and perspective changes remind me of an article I researched on virtual windows, one version of which does something similar with a larger monitor. You can move your head or tilt the phone and the images move accordingly, like you are looking through a window. I'm hoping this with be incorporated into a tablet so that one day I can have a little "window" in my cubicle.

And I've already confirmed that my phone's Kindle app does Immersion Reading. Neat! This just gives me one more tempting possibility for the next time I upgrade my phone.

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