Too lazy to look but I wonder who sold more and who lost more the Amazon phone or the Facebook phone? My guess is Amazon wins on both accords as selling at a loss seems to come natural to them. Still both probably sold more at launch than the Kin line did over its entire fruit fly like lifespan.
The saga of Amazon's star-crossed Fire Phone looks to have ended, at last. The device, which was launched to much hype in June 2014, is now listed as "currently unavailable" on Amazon's e-commerce sites. A note on the Fire Phone's official product page says, "We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock" – and you …
It didn't look that bad
There were some innovative features there. Really for me the deal breaker was the Fire OS that both spys on your and shamelessly markets to you. (and I am a long time Amazon Prime customer) If you could get it with Cyanogen or even just base unadulterated Android, I'd have been happy to own one.
Amazon screws a great idea up - again
We've got Apple apps. We've got Android apps. We've got WinPhone apps.
How many app developers were going to write for a specialty Android fork (that is, FireOS)? Answer: Not many.
I finally upgraded from a dumphone to a smartphone. I would have gone for the Amazon phone except for one thing: Amazon cripples so many Android apps, it's app-surd. Very annoying too. There are so many basic functionality apps out there that my Kindle Fire tablet won't run.
Amazon, once again: trying to eat the whole thing, only to starve in the midst of plenty.