Amazon Blaze to run Android, have a 4.3″ Mirasol screen

I wanted to share an elaborate April Fool's day joke with you. The folks at Android Police spent much of last week putting together a truly impressive practical joke. the combined plausible pictures, detailed tech specs, and even a faked handout from Amazon. I nearly fell for it, it's that good. i also know a bunch of people who should have known better. They fell for it.

The Blaze (Kindle-Blaze, get it?)  is an Android smartphone with a new 4.3" Mirasol screen. It's running v2.3 on a dual core CPU, and it has 32GB Flash, an 8GB microSD card, 2 cameras, Bluetooth, and it even has a solar panel on the battery cover.

That last bit was supposed to be the giveaway, but I thought the 32GB Flash was fishy. That seemed a little much if you also get an 8GB card, too.

Here's the handout they faked. I swear it looks real.

Well done,guys.

via Android Police

About Nate Hoffelder (11474 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on Amazon Blaze to run Android, have a 4.3″ Mirasol screen

  1. Yeah, yeah, they snagged me because I trusted that *someone else* had vetted it. After tweeting I then vetted it and discovered the joke. Argh. Bloody well done.

  2. already put a $100 deposit down on it to get it on the first day of release. Now you say it is a fake?

    Blaze is a great name for a new phone!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.