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Have you seen a Fire Phone in the wild yet? Photo: Amazon

During its earnings call yesterday Amazon gave some clues about just how spectacularly its Fire Phone business is tanking — making it seem one of the worst tech ideas since the RMS Titanic shipped without lifeboats.

How bad are we talking? At the end of its disappointing third-quarter the company still has a massive $83 million worth of unsold inventory sitting around.

It’s now taking a $170 million charge “primarily related to Fire phone inventory valuation and supplier commitment costs.”

The Nexus 9's official Keyboard Folio. Photo: Google

The Nexus 9’s official Keyboard Folio. Photo: Google

The Nexus 9’s interesting new Keyboard Folio may be “coming soon,” according to Google Play, but you can already pre-order yours through Amazon. The retail giant says that delivery will take place on launch day — November 3 — and it’s offering Google’s official Nexus 9 Magic Cover as well.

Amazon isn't yet offering the Nexus 9 in sand. Photo: Google

Amazon isn’t yet offering the Nexus 9 in sand. Photo: Google

You can now pre-order your Nexus 9 from Amazon and have it delivered to your door. The retail giant has begun taking orders slightly early, and pricing is identical to Google’s, starting at $399 for 16GB of storage.

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Even Amazon chief Jeff Bezos can’t sell the world on the Fire Phone. Photo: Roberto Baldwin/The Next Web

Nobody would ever call Amazon’s Fire Phone a hit, but even the company’s most loyal shoppers are apparently avoiding the phone like the plague.

A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners says that while the Amazon Prime subscription service continues to attract new members, the Fire Phone “has achieved virtually zero market share.”

Screenshot: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Screenshot: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

Itching to get your hands on the Galaxy Note 4 early? Maybe your feelings towards the device will change when you see its price tag. Three unlocked models have been made available to order from, and they’ll all cost you more than $850.

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