Amazon’s first entry into the smartphone market, the Amazon Fire Phone, has now moved from the pre-order stage to full availability. That means you can buy it on Amazon and through AT&T online or in stores without delay.
If you missed our initial announcement coverage of the Amazon Fire Phone, you might wonder why I only mentioned Amazon and AT&T as merchants. Well, that’s because this is a throwback to the good ol’ days of carrier exclusives: AT&T only for the Fire Phone, for now.
Amazon put a lot of work into this, but it isn’t enough for most people to need to crowd the stores to grab one. Through the use of four front-facing cameras, you can get a “3D” perspective of your device. So that’s…cool, maybe.
If you already have a Kindle Fire and use things like Amazon Prime streaming music and videos, this might be a good choice for you. It runs a phone-adapted version of the Kindle Fire OS, so it should be largely familiar to use and the apps you bought for your Kindle will carry over to the Fire Phone.
The 32GB version goes $649.99 off contract, $199.99 with 2-year agreement, or for $0 up-front and payments of $32.50/mo. for 12 months via the AT&T Next program. For the 64GB version, you’re looking at $749.99, $299.99, and $31.50/mo. for 24 months, respectively.