Amazon’s hardware efforts have been getting a lot of attention this week following a report on why the Fire Phone flopped and the news that heads were rolling at Lab126, and now the retailer is back in the news with the launch of a new sale.
The retailer has marked down the Fire Phone today to $189, unlocked and contract free. The phone comes bundled with a year of Prime (normally $99) which will roll over and extend your existing subscription.
For all that it is described as a failure, it’s not a bad phone – when it costs $189, that is. The Fire Phone sports a 4.7″ HD display and runs Amazon’s own version of Linux on a quad-core 2.2GHz Snapdragon CPU, with 2GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of storage, and a 13-megapixel camera on the back.
It comes with all sorts of fancy gewgaw software features from Amazon, and thanks to the work of a couple clever hackers you can also install Google Play.
Check the deal out at Amazon.com.