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

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Mike Cane5 April, 2011

    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. Tyler5 April, 2011

    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!


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