Amazon is no longer selling the Fire Phone
After seemingly endless pricing cutbacks throughout the past year or so, it’s looking like Amazon’s Fire Phone is finally becoming extinguished. According to GeekWire, Amazon has stopped sales of the Fire Phone, most likely for good.
The product page on Amazon’s website lists the phone as unavailable, with a comment that reads “We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock”. Not only that, a spokeswoman recently told GeekWire that the company sold out of its supply of Fire Phones in the U.S. and globally at the end of August. Now, there’s always a slight possibility that Amazon could get more in stock, but given the recent circumstances, that’s probably not going to happen.
The Fire Phone hasn’t ever been a hit among consumers, and that’s been made incredibly apparent by the fact that the company wrote off $170 million last October due to poor Fire Phone sales. This statistic coupled with weak penetration into the mainstream smartphone market led to dozens of layoffs of engineers that worked on the Fire Phone in Lab126, the company’s hardware development center.
If you’re interested in purchasing one of these devices before they’re gone for good, you can still find them on eBay for just over $130 with a full year of Amazon Prime.