Just fifteen months after its launch, Amazon has stopped selling its Fire Smartphone. According to the Amazon website, both the 32GB and 64GB models are ‘currently unavailable’, with no plans to replenish supplies.
Launched in June 2014, the Fire Phone was amazon’s first foray into the smartphone market. The main selling point was its ‘dynamic perspective’ camera, which can track the user’s movements and give the impression of depth and 3D. It also includes a 24 hour customer service tool and an in-built encyclopaedia called X-Ray. Unfortunately, the phone did not impress consumers and it has suffered from negative reviews.
www.bbc.co.uk technology news (9th September 15)