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11 Everyday Things The Smartphone Made Obsolete

No time like the present. The Amazon Fire Phone comes with an amazing camera, free unlimited cloud storage for your photos, immersive video games, music, movies, and more. With all that, what else could you possibly need?

1. Paper Maps

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You could carry around a giant sheet of paper and try to decipher rivers from roads... or you could just open your Maps app.

2. Alarm Clocks

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Because setting many different alarms on your phone is easier than snooze-ing 15 times.

3. Mailboxes

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Gone are the days of snail mail; now are the days of constantly regretting setting up your work email on your cell phone.

4. Music Players

Sure, MP3 players are cool, but you know what's cooler? Not having to juggle two different devices on the move.

5. ATMs

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Lining up at the ATM is a thing of the past now that you can transfer funds into your account AND cash your check before you even get out of bed.

6. Newspapers and Magazines

By the time they've gone to print, the internet already knows.

7. Cameras

If you're a photographer, lugging around a giant camera is worth it. For the rest of us, the self-facing phone camera is a true gift from the Selfie Gods.

8. Wristwatch

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You're already looking at your phone, why spend all that extra energy casting your gaze to your wrist?

9. Calendars

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If you didn't get an invite via email, you're not going.

10. Encyclopedias

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Encyclopedias are useless when you're literally a walking encyclopedia (thanks, Internet!).

11. And Dinner Conversation

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LOL. Nah.

And since you get 12 months of Prime included with the Amazon Fire Phone, you get unlimited streaming of over 1 million songs and 40,000 movies and TV episodes. Welcome to the future.