Amazon is basically giving the Fire Phone away these days
posted by Ben R. / Jun 24, 2015, 4:43 PM
It's difficult to fathom that when the Fire Phone first launched, Amazon wanted as much as $749 for the unlocked, 64 GB edition. With the company now trying to shift it for $600 less — almost a year to the day that it was first announced — perhaps Amazon's banking on the old adage that Brits love a bargain.
Since both the 32 GB and 64 GB variants are at £99, those looking to take advantage of savings up to £280 ($440) will probably want to go with the more spacious edition, particularly since there's no microSD slot in tow with either.
Software-wise, you get Amazon's custom Fire OS UI running on top of Android KitKat, and with a 13-megapixel shooter, quad-core processor and 2 gigs of RAM, it offers a fair amount of bang for its decreased buck.
The only real caveat, besides the general consensus that the device isn't all that great, is that it's locked to the O2 network. If you're tethered to one of the many carriers that piggyback off O2 like GiffGaff or Tesco, however, then you should be okay.
Will you be buying the Fire Phone for £99 ($150)? Let us know in the comments!
Posts: 419; Member since: Jan 22, 2011
Ahh... nope! Free? Maybe I'd be kind enough to take it.
posted on Jun 24, 2015, 4:55 PM 7
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Take it and flash another ROM on it right? lol.
posted on Jun 24, 2015, 5:01 PM 0
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imagine being one of the people who bought it at full price at launch
posted on Jun 24, 2015, 5:44 PM 11
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Were there any? I don't think I've ever spotted one in the wild.
posted on Jun 24, 2015, 5:52 PM 2
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I think I remember reading that at launch Amazon sold something like one thousand of the phones. But It probably was more, if you remember AT&T was really pushing it too. For like a month anyway.
posted on Jun 26, 2015, 8:07 AM 0
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the only way to revive those sales is to take it to the developing countries market it and boom, people will buy (people will only buy it at that price of course).
posted on Jun 25, 2015, 12:38 AM 0
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