Amazons debut phone to enter into the phone segment is surprisingly alive and it’s being offer for $199 for 32 gb unlocked version, but is anyone interested?
A bad phone
The fire phone was a good phone with bad execution of its good intentions and hence failed to generate any interest. The phone launched recently had to go through a lot of price cuts and still the consumers aren’t interested. The phone was launched exclusively for att consumers for $199 on contract.
Now the phone sells for $199 unlocked till Monday. This is an effort on part of Amazon to sell the phone to the consumers, it has reportedly has $90 million of unsold firephones in its ware house and has generated a staggering $140 million loss to the Amazon treasury. With the lack of apps or a ecosystem, this is bound to happen.
Better deal for casual consumers.
Everything about the phone is bad except the firefly button which will help you recognize a song that is being played or to scan a product and bring it up on the amazons shopping site. Also the mayday button which will help you to connect with customer care is one of a kind. The specifications are as follows,
|Internal storage||32 or 64GB|
|Rear camera||13MP, OIS|
|SoC||2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800, Adreno 330 GPU|
|Operating system||Fire OS 3.5 (Android-based)|
Will you get one?