Amazon Fire Now Selling for 99 Cents

The technology world was ablaze over AmazonEUs Fire Phone when it debuted in June, but a new pricing paradigm may suggest that sales are not as hot as the e-commerce giant would like.

AT&T is offering a deal on the Android-powered Fire phone. You can now buy the 32 GB model for just 99 cents when you lock into a two-year contract. Making the pot a little sweeter, Amazon is also offering 12 months of Prime membership free for a limited time.

Prime membership includes unlimited streaming of thousands of movies and TV shows from Prime Instant Video, along with access to over 1 million songs to download or stream from Prime Music, over 500,000 books you can borrow from Kindle OwnersEU Lending Library, and free two-day shipping on millions of products.

What Differentiates Fire?

AT&T has the exclusive, and was selling the device at $199 for 32 GB or $299 for 64 GB of internal storage with a two-year contract. ItEUs the first-ever 3D smartphone, though it may behave as much like a mobile vending machine as it does a mobile phone given the Prime access.

The Amazon Fire Phone sports a 4.7-inch IPS screen, a 13-megapixel camera with image stabilization, a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2 GB memory, and unlimited photo storage on Amazon Cloud Drive.

Amazon does have some competitive differentiators, like Dynamic Perspective and Firefly. Dynamic Perspective uses a new 3D sensor system to respond to the way you hold, view, and move Fire. It promises to make possible one-handed gestures, immersive apps and games, and real-time updates.

Firefly combines AmazonEUs catalog of physical and digital content with image, text and audio recognition technologies that identify Web and e-mail addresses, phone numbers, QR and bar codes -- and over 100 million items including movies, TV episodes, songs, and products. You...

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