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 Fire Phone: Specs, News, Features, Reviews & Apps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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 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 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.