Flop! Fire Phone Price Falls 99.5% in 45 Days

Unwanted. Unloved. Unpurchased.

That seems to be the miserable fate of Amazon’s much ballyhooed Fire smartphone launched with great fanfare on June 18, 2014.

The Fire smartphone (which runs Google’s Android software) started shipping on July 25, 2014 for $199.

This morning Amazon cut the price of the phone by 99.5% to 99 cents (with a two-year service contract).

The phone comes with two-day free shipping on most purchases at Amazon and access to unlimited streaming of old/less popular movies and songs. Fire phone buyers also get free access to the Kindle Unlimited program that lets readers borrow old or less popular books and unlimited cloud storage for photos (worth zilch after what happened to Jennifer Lawrence recently).

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Mega Flop

Fire phone is undoubtedly a huge flop. Perhaps the biggest disaster in Amazon’s history.

If the sales were good, Amazon would not cut the price of Fire by 99.5% in 45 days.

The phone also suffered from being available only for the AT&T network.

I wouldn’t be surprised if Amazon is stuck with a huge inventory of the suckers and trying to get rid of them before Apple starts shipping its much anticipated new iPhone 6 devices (scheduled for launch tomorrow but likely to ship in the fourth quarter).

What a fall for the Fire phone that was supposed to be all about “New breakthrough innovations.” Guess, nobody bought into that hype.

Fire phone was just a tool to get people to purchase more stuff from Amazon’s vast store.

I doubt Amazon will even be selling the Fire phones 12-months from now.

One Response to "Flop! Fire Phone Price Falls 99.5% in 45 Days"

  1. Param_arora   September 8, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    There is so much hype and expectation piled up on today’s iPhone 6 release.

    But I gotta say – unless a hot and sexy siri hologram projects out of the device and talks dirty to people, it’s going to be a damp squib. There’s just too much expectation on Apple to recreate or surpass the Jobs’ magic touch. Ah well, enjoy the U2 performance though !!

    SearchIndia.com Responds:

    You write: Unless a hot and sexy siri hologram projects out of the device and talks dirty to people, it’s going to be a damp squib.

    Dream on, Sweetie! Dream on!

    * People will stand in line several days before its release.

    * Journalists and reviewers will swoon over the new iPhone and iWatch.

    * There will be shortages.

    * Thanks to the artificially created scarcity, demand will soar and the new iPhones/iWatches will initially sell for $200 extra on eBay/Craigslist.

    * MSFT Windows Phones will crater into oblivion.

    * Apple will report record quarterly profits.

    In short, history will repeat itself.

    As for me, I’ve decided not to ever buy another iPhone again. My present iPhone 5S will be my last.

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