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.
via Android Police
Mike Cane April 5, 2011 um 7:07 am
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.
Tyler April 5, 2011 um 7:32 am
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!