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Re: Anybody buy one?
I got my Fire phone a few days ago, and I am very surprised how good it can be. I side-loaded four core Google .apk files and in minutes I had Google play store fully functioning (no root required). Next I downloaded the Google launcher and made it my default launcher when the phone asked. Finally I downloaded (from Google Play) all the apps I currently use on my Nexus 4 and installed them. The phone now has Google now on the home screen, and looks and runs very much like a Nexus 5, but has Firefly, dynamic perspective, and Prime as well. So far only downside is the text fields on Google Maps is poorly rendered, so I use the nice maps program that comes with the fire. When Amazon released the KitKat version of the OS early next year, Bluetooth LS (4.0) will be enabled, which is my only other complaint at this point.
This phone was a great deal for $99 plus the $99 to renew my Prime subscription