Does anyone even remember the HTC First Facebook phone? Like Amazon's Fire Phone, which is all about promoting the retailer's products, the First was a handset meant to push a particular online service, rather than providing a great overall phone experience. Unsurprisingly, it disappeared faster than you could say "status update."
Get the Fire and you'll suffer a prime case of buyer's remorse when you realize that it's the smartphone equivalent of a timeshare presentation. It has a couple of unique features, such as Dynamic Perspective, which makes the graphics on screen adjust to your gaze, and FireFly, which identifies objects you photograph. But the Fire Phone has outdated specs such as a low-res, 720p screen. Even worse, it lacks the basic Google apps and services you want: Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play Store and Google Now.