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Does This First Amazon Fire Phone Commercial Change Your Mind?

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On the day that Amazon announced the Fire Phone, we opened up a thread for you all to weigh in with your immediate thoughts. Some of the shorter reactions included “Junk!” and “Hot garbage,” “Overpriced,” “Poop,” and “D.O.A.” Another said “It’s basically an Android phone with everything we love about Android removed and replaced with gimmicky garbage.” Others dropped lists of issues they had with the phone like, “overpriced, over customized, and shouldn’t be restricted to one carrier.”

We, of course, pointed out what we consider to be the biggest flaw pulled straight from the Fire Phone’s Amazon listing, which showed that zero Google apps are included or available to it. I think it is safe to say that the DL community is not exactly excited about Amazon’s first phone. 

With that said, the phone is still slated for release next Friday, July 25. And with that impending release we are seeing the first commercial for the Fire Phone. It features a couple of kids talking about what’s “on deck” and that the phone comes with free Amazon Prime. It’s cute, well, sort of.

So, with the Fire Phone only a week from launch, has your opinion changed? Is this commercial helping the cause? Or are we placing bets on how long it will take to see the first massive price cut?

  • Gr8Ray

    M E H!

  • paul_cus

    Going to give the First a run for it’s money.

  • joe23521

    I suppose for those who don’t give a crap about phones but do use Amazon Prime, this is may have some appeal. Make the free Prime for two years then some may go for it.

  • Denvertoad

    Toss up which is worse, this or the Sprint framily commercials. Hipster ten year olds or a talking hamster… How low can we go?

  • Greg Williams

    No, it still looks like junk and the commercial made me throw up a little in my mouth.

  • Edwin M

    Ugh, the hipster kids makes me dislike this phone even more.

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  • chris_johns

    its like getting a low int cc for the year of free int…then paying it off and never using the card again…but this int a cc its a 600 dollar phone they trying to pass off prime as a selling point…yeah so buy phone pay cell service enjoy free movie streaming thennn after a year give us 90+ bucks more per year to keep enjoying it! smd

  • Tomek G

    Just as bad as Kindle. Preventing me from running my favorite apps makes it unusable device. Otherwise Kindle was awesome device. Same fiasco will come with the phone

  • AaronS

    Nope, not even if I was an AT&T customer. But, I’m interested in seeing how competitive this thing actually is. I can only imagine this phone would be a consideration to anyone who uses a Kindle and is already familiar with the Amazon system. But who is going to upgrade from, say, a Galaxy S3 to this when the AT&T guy says they’ll loose anything they have purchased through Google Play?

  • monkeybutts

    lol no

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  • Aardvark99

    Great, the kids can watch age inappropriate movies! Both Skyfall and The Hunger Games are PG-13.

  • Raven65

    So, they’re saying it’s an awesome phone for 9-yr-olds? NO.

  • Specter597

    Already have prime. Still don’t want a Fire device. Get your crappy Forks off my lawn!

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  • This is available in Amazon_FIRE_BUY

  • Mordecaidrake

    This actually makes me like it even less.

  • TheDrunkenClam

    “It’s basically an Android phone with everything we love about Android removed and replaced with gimmicky garbage.”

    Well that sums it up nicely.