Amazing, unprecedented, awesome, unexpected, astonishing and unbelievable. Those are just a few words you might have read today about an Amazon product on nearly every website which advertises itself as the sole authority on ‘tech news’. I read a few reports on such websites, and was kinda disappointed by the fact that majority of them just reprinted the content of the official announcement about that product of Amazon. Only a handful of them drew any kind of conclusion or talked about any implications of this desperate move by one of the emerging players in ‘the game of phones’. Hmm, we’ll come back to ‘that’ kinda journalism later, but let’s now talk about that product and related announcement.
The product being referred to here is Amazon’s Fire Phone, which the retail giant is now selling at 99 cents with a two-year contact on AT&T’s network.