Five ways the Amazon Fire phone supports business use

Summary:The new Amazon Fire phone is targeted towards consumers and buying through the Amazon Prime service. However, if you want to bring it into the office, there is enough support to help you get work done too.

Five ways the Amazon Fire phone supports business use
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Amazon's Fire phone is now available to purchase and while it is targeted towards the consumer Amazon Prime experience, there is integrated enterprise support so you can bring the Fire to work.

ZDNet's Larry Dignan posted his life-meets review last week and to further the thought about using the Fire at work, here are five ways in which the enterprise is supported.

  1. MDM API: These APIs allow for integration with leading mobile device management (MDM) systems including AirWatch, MobileIron, Good Technology, and Fiberlink MaaS360.
  2. Device encryption: AES 128 bit key encryption of the data stored on the device using Exchange ActiveSync, MDM or the UI.
  3. VPN: Support for popular VPN clients via the Amazon Appstore.
  4. Office apps: Ships with an Office Suite application that lets customers view Office documents. Customers can download the Pro version of Office Suite from the Amazon Appstore to edit office documents.
  5. Appstore: Many of the most popular enterprise apps, including Cisco, Intuit and Citrix are available in the Amazon Appstore.

Remember that you can also access more information via the right panel through a swipe or tilt gesture. In email, the right panel shows a list of all the attachments that you received in your email. Within calendar, the right panel lets you easily see and respond to meeting invites as they appear.

I've been using the Fire phone since Friday and will continue to evaluate it as I work on a full review. If there is anything you want me to answer as I test the Fire, please leave a comment in the Talkback section.

Topics: Mobility, Amazon, Android, Smartphones

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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