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Old 12-18-2012, 11:35 PM   #16
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:01 AM   #17
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call it; flop
I was thinking The Kindle DOA.

What can they possibly bring to the market that doesn't already exist?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:57 AM   #18
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What can they possibly bring to the market that doesn't already exist?
An eink backplate, TTS, complete Kindle and Audible integration, at a reasonable cost, without a SIM lock, and prepaid or reasonable contract options that are yet unheard of. Maybe 6 months contract duration vs 2 years!!!
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:47 AM   #19
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An eink backplate, TTS, complete Kindle and Audible integration, at a reasonable cost, without a SIM lock, and prepaid or reasonable contract options that are yet unheard of. Maybe 6 months contract duration vs 2 years!!!
This except the contract part. I wouldnt sign a contract for a phone. Give me all the above features and I am willing to pay a premium.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:01 AM   #20
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According to a recent report from Taiwan Economic News, the Amazon phone is real, and Foxconn won an exclusive contract to make the device. The bill of materials is allegedly going to be anywhere between $100 and $200, which frankly doesn’t tell us much. The number we want to focus on is 5 million. That’s supposedly how many smartphones Amazon wants Foxconn wants to make for them in 2013.

When will this so called Amazon phone be announced? The report says somewhere between the second quarter and the third quarter. Put another way, that’s any time between April and September.
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of AAPL share holders suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:34 AM   #21
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I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of AAPL share holders suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.


must be the end-times
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:58 AM   #22
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must be the end-times
Two more days and the Mayans win
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:13 AM   #23
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:35 AM   #24
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:38 AM   #25
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The DX was sort-of a flop.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:40 AM   #26
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DX was very good tec wise. Sales wise?
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:58 AM   #27
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How about "Bob"? Microsoft isn't using it anymore. A short friendly name. . .
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:14 AM   #29
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I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of AAPL share holders suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.
Why? It is unlikely that Amazon will be pitching this as a high-end phone to compete with the iPhone and Galaxy SIII, it will more likely be a mid-level phone designed to push Amazon's ecosystem, as with the Fire. Its direct competition will be something like the Nexus 4.
It is more threatening to Google, from that point of view, as it increases the marketshare of the proprietary Android systems, versus the more open ones. Even more devices with custom UIs that Google didn't design, even more devices that don't get timely updates, even more devices with non-standard app stores that Google doesn't get revenue from, and (the greatest threat), more chance that at some point Amazon introduce their own in-app ad system, and require developers to use it. It was that risk with Apple that was a significant motivation for developing Android in the first place, Google can't afford to be locked out of ad revenue.
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I was thinking The Kindle DOA.

What can they possibly bring to the market that doesn't already exist?
What did the Fire bring to the market that didn't already exist?
They can offer a cheap device, with deep integration to Amazon's ecosystem.
Maybe they tie the smartphone contact into Prime. Their ultimate aim seems to be to have everybody be a Prime member for one reason or another.
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