Amazon's Fire Phone won't have Bluetooth LE at launch, but it's coming
Amazon's Fire Phone is touting some great specs overall — a quad-core 2.2GHz processor, 2GB RAM and a 13MP camera for starters — but there's one thing that was left out, at least for now. Bluetooth LE (low-energy), a protocol that allows many of your favorite wearable devices to work without killing your battery, won't be included on the Fire Phone at launch. It will however be added in a future update, so all is not lost.
As Amazon told Mashable
"Fire has Bluetooth 3.0 for connectivity now and we'll update to support Bluetooth LE."
Bluetooth LE allows wearables and other devices to work with low-energy (hence the LE). This means that when connecting devices like a Pebble or Fitbit to your phone, you strain your phone battery in the process. Most of these devices can still work without Bluetooth LE, but you won't be doing yourself any favors. Without it, you'll see battery life drop a great deal. So the bad news is it won't be there at launch, but the good news is that Amazon will be adding it in later.
So what say you Fire Phone fans — is no Bluetooth LE a deal breaker, or something you can live without until an update? Hit up the comments!