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Amazon finally managed to sell the last of its Fire Phones

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The Fire Phone didn’t just sell poorly, it sold so poorly that it took Amazon more than a year to clear out its stock of the smartphone. It was noticed earlier this week that the Amazon page for the Fire Phone lists the device as unavailable, which means Amazon must have finally sold the last one. Considering how it took the company thirteen months just to achieve that, not to mention the recent layoffs at Amazon’s hardware division, I don’t think we’ll be seeing a Fire Phone 2 anytime soon, which is probably for the best.

In June 2014, Jeff Bezos announced the Amazon Fire Phone in Seattle, where their headquarters is located. It was the company’s first foray into smartphones, after being somewhat successful with their Kindle e-readers and the Kindle Fire Tablets. Which the company sells those at cost, and they are treated as a window into Amazon’s store, where they expect you to spend more money. The Kindle Fire was the first $199 tablet, even before the original Nexus 7. So when rumors of an Amazon smartphone started popping up, many were getting excited. However, Amazon priced it at $649 off contract, and it was exclusive to AT&T. Not to mention it was also not sold outside of the US, at launch. The Amazon Fire Phone has seen many a sales in recent months, in fact it was just $139 a few weeks ago. But now, the Fire Phone is completely sold out, and won’t be making another fire sale. According to GeekWire, an Amazon Spokesperson stated they sold out of their inventory in August. Amazon took a huge hit with the Fire Phone, and so far there have been no leaks on a successor to their first smartphone. And they’ve even had to lay off a number of people from Lab126 which is their hardware division.

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