I feel like we’ve pretty well established at this point that the Amazon Fire phone probably doesn’t belong as your daily driver, but at this new low price of $130, you are basically walking out the door with the phone for free if you are a Prime subscriber anyway.
The Amazon Fire phone has been steeply discounted for some time now, but today it has dropped to $159, which is the best price we’ve seen by $20. While I warned off anyone from buying it at the original $449 price point, it is a completely different story at $159.
Typically when we talk about the Amazon Fire phone, it’s because Amazon has slashed the handset’s price in an attempt to get more folks to spring for its not-totally-well-received phone. That’s not the case today, though.
The Amazon Fire phone saw its price reduced to sub-$200 levels once in January and once in February, but there was no such discount in March. The sales are back in April, though, because Amazon is having another big Fire sale.
While no one is going to put the Fire phone on a list of best devices of 2014, the fledgling effort from Amazon is not completely without redeeming qualities and at $199 with a free year of Prime membership (a $99 value) it becomes an enticing device to have around.
At this point, it’s probably safe to say that the Amazon Fire phoneisn’t a runaway hit. Heck, it’s probably not even a regular hit. There are some folks that bought the device, though, and tonight we’ve got some good news for those people.
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