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Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Amazon's New Fire Phone Only 99¢
price drops usually signal drastic failure. Amazon the latest to
enter the smartphone market is all but an afterthought after the much
hyped debut after only a few months. Initially available June 25th
this attractive and somewhat gimmicky handset just never caught on
with users, not even the 3D cameras were enough to inspire the change
of habit that this endeavor would require. Users are already
entrenched in their die-hard ways to other major phone makers.
facing an onslaught of newer devices from competition and waning
sales that will surely continue to fall, Amazon in an attention
grabbing surprise announcement is now offering their Fire Phone for
only 99 cents. That's right ONLY 99 cents!
great, fantastic, OK now I want one! Well, before you pull up your
Amazon shopping web page, you should be aware of the following. It's
only 99 cents with
AT&T contract. AT&T’s current low price plans will then
cost you $1,080 for the 18 month plan or $1,440 for the 2-year plan.
Ouch, you say and so do I! Higher end plans will cost around $2000.
Can you still get the phone for 99 cents without a plan? NO! Without
the service plan, the 32GB Fire Phone will cost you $449 and the 64GB
Fire Phone will cost you $549.
new sales scheme is not likely to entice
the masses because Samsung has already released their new line and
iPhone will arrive any day now and really any Android phone on the
market will definitely be a better pick, because after
all the Fire OS is really a variation of the Android system.
Amazon really thought they could, after all this time, enter this
over saturated market and dominate, they were sorely mistaken and
should of course know shoppers and their habits better by now.
are just another among a slew of others that all make the same claims
of excellence and really the same device. I'm not saying it's a bad
device, actually it looks good, but for the cost, maybe it's still a
bit too much.
recurring complaint in the reviews about the Fire Phone is that the
device gets hot with use. How much use, I don't know, but I've seen
more than a few times in various reviews.
one tidbit of good news is that with your purchase you get a year of
Free Prime and if your already a Prime member they will extend your
membership for another full year at no additional cost.
so many options for the consumers these days I am curious to know
what you prefer and what your opinions are, feel free to leave a