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Amazon Says ‘Screw It,’ Charges 99 Cents for Fire Phone

It's like an iPhone, but worse! (Facebook)

Customers are so excited about the iPhone 6, they’re willing to pay people to wait in line at the Apple Store for them. Sadly, we can’t say the same for the enthusiasm surrounding the Amazon Fire Phone, whose price has just been reduced to a measly $0.99.

The phone, which has been on the market for less than two months, has already decreased nearly $200 in price, Time reports. Amazon Devices’ vice president, Ian Freed, described the news in a press release today:

Fire is now 99 cents with a two-year contract, plus customers get one full year of Prime included. With access to all of the Prime content, Mayday, 32GB of memory and free unlimited cloud storage for photos, plus the exclusive Dynamic Perspective and Firefly features, Fire is another example of the value Amazon delivers to customers.

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Flappy Bird Has Returned In the Lamest Way Imaginable

Woooow looks fab. (Amazon)

Perhaps feeling threatened by copycats, everyone’s favorite addicting game, Flappy Bird, has made a triumphant return — well, sort of.

The game, which was pulled from the app store by creator Dong Nguyen in February, has finally re-emerged, the Verge reports. The catch? It’s for some reason only available on Amazon’s Android App Store, and can only be played on a TV hooked up to Amazon’s Fire TV set-top box. Uh, okay. Read More

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10 Things You Need to Know About Amazon’s New Fire Phone

A new cellular phone. (Screengrab via Amazon)

When we heard the news of the Amazon Fire phone this afternoon, our first thought was, “Oh, good, another black rectangular smartphone made by a way-too-powerful tech giant.”

Then we read the specifics, and, okay, this phone is pretty cool. Not cool enough for us to trade in our iPhones just yet, but it’s tempting, at least. So here are the 10 most important facts we learned about the Fire today: Read More