Many of us thought that the price of the Fire Phone would be much cheaper than the other phones out there, but it looks like it isn’t. The 32GB Fire Phone is going to be $199 on contract, while the 64GB model is $299 on contract from AT&T. Of course, it’s exclusive to AT&T. The specs on the Fire Phone from Amazon are pretty good, but we did expect it to be pretty cheap. We’re looking at a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display, along with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor paired with an Adreno 330 GPU, and 2GB of RAM. Of course, we also have the 32GB and 64GB models to choose from. There’s also a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture on the back. But for Amazon it’s not all about the hardware.
Amazon also put a lot of work into the software on this thing. Adding MayDay, Firefly and lots of great music, video and reading features. Firefly is kinda like Google Now but for Amazon. It lets you find just about anything by using your camera to look at what you’re looking at. This includes URLs, CDs, DVDs, books and everything in between. Of course, it’ll allow you to buy them as well. While Amazon hasn’t officially announced the pricing of the Fire Phone just yet, AT&T already has it available on their site, and it’s going for $199 for the 32GB version and $299 for the 64GB version both on two year contracts. Not exactly cheap if you ask me.
Pre-orders start today, both on Amazon.com and AT&T’s website.
So far the pages aren’t yet showing information, or even pictures of the Fire Phone, but they should be live pretty soon. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see pre-orders starting today, or at least this week. Are any of you interested in the Fire Phone on AT&T? Is the Fire Phone a bit more expensive than you thought it’d be? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.