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Old 12-17-2012, 08:18 AM   #1
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Amazon order 5 million Amazon smartphones from Foxconn

http://www.androidauthority.com/amaz...tphone-140608/

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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.
We know that Amazon is working on a smartphone.

We just don't know when it will be released and what the name will be.

Kindlephone?
kphone?
Kindle Blaze?



http://www.forbes.com/sites/benzinga...le-smartphone/
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Practically Confirms the Kindle Smartphone

Another article from 3 weeks ago....
http://www.businessinsider.com/foxco...-phone-2012-11
Foxconn Said To Be Building An Amazon Smartphone For Mid-2013 Launch

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Foxconn, the same company that makes iPhones and iPads for Apple, now has a contract to make a new smartphone for Amazon, according to DigiTimes.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:49 AM   #2
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There is already a Samsung phone called the Blaze, so I wouldn't bet on that being the name.

I'm perfectly happy with my Nexus 4. Paying $40 a month less than when I was with Verizon, contract free, and my phone only cost me $100 more than an on contract phone. No bloatware from carriers either.
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http://www.androidauthority.com/amaz...tphone-140608/

We know that Amazon is working on a smartphone.

We just don't know when it will be released and what the name will be.

Kindlephone?
kphone?
Kindle Blaze?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/benzinga...le-smartphone/
Amazon's Jeff Bezos Practically Confirms the Kindle Smartphone

Another article from 3 weeks ago....
http://www.businessinsider.com/foxco...-phone-2012-11
Foxconn Said To Be Building An Amazon Smartphone For Mid-2013 Launch
Ooooooo.... said the little round things with 3 eyes as they watched.

Me too, I said.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:14 PM   #4
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We know that Amazon is working on a smartphone.

We just don't know when it will be released and what the name will be.

Kindlephone?
kphone?
Kindle Blaze?
The Spark

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Old 12-18-2012, 03:25 PM   #5
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Or they could go with a short catchy name - Kindle Phone HD 4.7" 4G LTE Wireless - just like the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:33 PM   #6
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There is already a Samsung phone called the Blaze, so I wouldn't bet on that being the name.

I'm perfectly happy with my Nexus 4. Paying $40 a month less than when I was with Verizon, contract free, and my phone only cost me $100 more than an on contract phone. No bloatware from carriers either.
I have been meaning to order one, but waiting for weeks, and weeeeeeeeks for it to be delivered made me reconsider. If the Amazon phone has TTS and an eink panel on the back, and comes without a contract or SIM lock in quad-band, I'm sold!
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Or they could go with a short catchy name - Kindle Phone HD 4.7" 4G LTE Wireless - just like the Kindle Fire HD 8.9" 4G LTE Wireless
They could call it "Lighter".
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:37 PM   #8
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:08 PM   #9
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Old 12-18-2012, 07:23 PM   #10
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With Amazon's penchant for locking down devices, I really hope this phone venture will be an enormous flop that will teach Amazon a lesson that leads to more open devices.

In reality, millions of people will not care whether they can do something as simple as change a background and the phones will sell like hotcakes. Take that, Amazon.
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The devil is in the details (the calling plan). There are plenty of nice smartphones out there but I haven't seen a contract that meets my requirements (equivalent to the prepaid plan I currently have). I'm hopeful that Amazon can come up with something disruptive.
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