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Amazon finally gets rid of its Fire Phone inventory

Amazon finally gets rid of its Fire Phone inventory

Amazon has finally managed to get rid of its inventory of the Fire Phone. Launched in June 2014, the Fire Phone was a massive failure for the company that costed it $170 million in write-off costs.

Amazon’s Fire Phone now only $199 for a limited time, with a year’s worth of Amazon Prime

Amazon’s Fire Phone now only $199 for a limited time, with a year’s worth of Amazon Prime

Amazon may not be afraid to price its first smartphone, the Fire Phone, well above what most people are willing to pay for it without a contract, but the company is also not afraid to give it limited-time price drops, either.

Amazon Fire Phone now available for $189 for a limited time

Amazon Fire Phone now available for $189 for a limited time

When the Fire Phone from Amazon was first introduced, the initial price tag sent shockwaves through the wireless industry. Ever since, the device has seen price drops off-and-on.

Amazon Fire Phone price drops to $199 without contract

Amazon Fire Phone price drops to $199 without contract

Amazon has already accepted publicly that its first smartphone — the Fire Phone — has been a disaster. The unsold stock of the phone is going to cost the phone $170 million in writeback charges.

Amazon executive says they got the price of the Fire Phone wrong

Amazon executive says they got the price of the Fire Phone wrong

At its third quarter earning call, Amazon revealed that the Fire Phone was going to cost it $170 million in write-down charges. Now, in an interview with Fortune, Amazon’s Senior Vice President of Devices David Limp has accepted that the company messed up the phone’s pricing, which has played a key role in its failure. 

The Fire Phone is costing Amazon $170 million in write-down costs

The Fire Phone is costing Amazon $170 million in write-down costs

It is no secret that Amazon’s Fire Phone has been a failure. But how exactly big? Well, the failure of Fire Phone has forced Amazon to write down $170 million in charges because of the unsold stock and other commitments to its supplier. 

Amazon’s 32 GB Fire phone drops to 99 cents on contract

Amazon’s 32 GB Fire phone drops to 99 cents on contract

On June 18, Amazon officially announced the Fire phone, the company’s first effort in the smartphone market. While many thought it was inevitable, especially following the success of the Fire-branded tablets that Amazon has had on offer for quite some time, the device didn’t necessarily launch to the widest adoption rates.

Amazon Fire Phone gets the teardown treatment, gets a low score in repairability

Amazon Fire Phone gets the teardown treatment, gets a low score in repairability

Amazon’s first smartphone, the Fire Phone, is now available on AT&T’s network. As is par for the course, the teardown team at iFixit has gotten their hands on the new device, and managed to tear it open to see how it ticks, and how easily it can be repaired if the situation calls for it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look too good in that particular category.

Amazon unleashes the first commercial for the Fire Phone

Amazon unleashes the first commercial for the Fire Phone

Amazon officially announced their first smartphone, the Fire Phone, in the middle of June. Now, just about a month later, we’re right around the time they’ll get around to launching it on AT&T’s network. To get people primed for the device that will give them easier access to Prime, Amazon’s released their first ad.

Amazon Fire Phone tech specs

Amazon Fire Phone tech specs

Amazon finally unveiled its first smartphone, dubbed the Fire Phone, after years of rumors floating around that the company is working on one. Make no mistake though, the Fire Phone is an out an out Amazon product rather than an iPhone or a Galaxy competitor.

Even then, the Fire Phone packs in quite a punch under its hood. Check the table below to find out the full tech specs of the handset.