In life, you get what you pay for.*
*Exceptions: Costco wine, $1 New York City pizza and the Blu R1 HD
smartphone, now sold by Amazon for $50. In those cases, the
quality of the product far exceeds your low expectations.
Yes, you read that right, there’s an Android 6.0 smartphone that
costs less than family dinner at the Olive Garden. It’s cheap, but
it’s not, you know, cheap.
There’s a reason for that. Even though Amazon sells the R1 HD for
as little as $50, on the open market it starts at $100. Why the
discount? Ads. Sorry, “special offers.” Which are ads.
This is a much more Amazon-like phone than the Fire Phone was, and I suspect, more likely to be a success.