Wednesday, September 9, 2015
I've read the reports about Amazon laying off engineers and deciding to end sales of the initial Fire Phone. There seems to be a lot of speculation that suggests this means there won't be a sequel to the Fire Phone in the near future. I bought the Fire Phone when it first became available having had a Galaxy S3 before. While it could use some improvements such as offering the Google Play Store and having a dedicated back button, overall I think it is a great phone. I don't relish the idea of having to go back to a Galaxy phone, another Android model, or the IPhone. I really enjoy the experience I get with the Fire Phone and so my suggestion to Amazon is to keep working on the second iteration. There were some initial problems with sales, but I believe that can be remedied by implementing the two suggestions I mentioned above and offering it to multiple carriers.