$199 Fire Phone – AT&T = huge hit…and a book deal tonight
When I paid $199 for the
it wasn’t actually the version above.
Mine was “locked” to AT&T, which was okay with me…since that’s our carrier anyway.
They did have an unlocked version in the beginning, but it was at least $450.
Not too long after that, the price for what I bought dropped to $0.99.
Amazon clearly took a big hit on the Fire Phone, and fessed up to it during their financials call.
I’ll have to admit to a tad bit of worry that they wouldn’t continue to support my phone.
Now that they’ve dropped the price of the unlocked version, though, it seems to be working.
At time of writing, the Fire Phone has rocketed up to being #1 in electronics at Amazon.
Higher than the
although admittedly, that one’s sales may be down because they are sold out…they don’t expect to have them again until mid January of 2015.
Higher than the
Now, this might just be a sudden leap because of it going on sale, but I think it could make actual inroads into the market. I don’t like mine as well as I did my Galaxy, but I do like it…and it’s a bit of a chicken and the egg issue of having market share to get apps developed for it.
It’s also worth noting that, even at this $199 price, you still get a year of Amazon Prime (a $99 value), whether you are already a subscriber or not. That makes the price effectively $100.
One other tip…Amazon sent me a heads up on this deal:
“Happy Holidays! With Black Friday two days away, Amazon has announced another great deal starting at 9pm PST tonight [Wednesday, November 26] where customers using the promo code HOLIDAY30 will receive an additional 30% off of purchase for one book, not including eBooks or Audible Audiobooks. The offer is available for a limited time. “
Okay, okay…I know that’s not a Kindle deal. :) If you want to see Amazon’s Black Friday Kindle device deals (with links), see
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