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Poll - Willl the Amazon Fire Phone be a Hit?

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by JFB, Jun 18, 2014.

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Will the Amazon Fire Phone be a Hit?

  1. YES

    33.3%
  2. NO

    66.7%
  1. JFB

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    I'm voting NO because it makes no sense to me that it should be a hit. Then again, I didn't expect the Kindle Fire to be such a hit either.
     
  3. charlyee

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    I needed a "Maybe". In the absence of which I am going to vote yes.


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    I say no but I don't think it will be a complete flop, either.
     
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    Hey hooligan, that sounds like a "maybe" to me. :D


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    I say no. The pricing is out of line for such a niche product. Only thing that seems right to me is the storage sizes. They stated the prices based on contract.... And AT&T is upping the fees for folks who opt for contracts. Also, the thing being an AT&T exclusive isn't a good thing. It should have been at least unlocked.

    Ultimately, time will tell.

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    ;) I intentionally left out 'maybe' and/or 'it depends options because everybody would vote those.

    I voted NO. The competition is too fierce. I think Amazon's strategy will be to keep adding free extras like prime and music streaming. That won't be enough.
     
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    I would've still voted NO, even if Maybe was an option. Maybe requires too much rationalizing. NO could mean I'm just stubborn and don't care what common sense dictates :D
     
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    I voted YES, because somewhere and sometime (I think it was a GM car exec) said that you always can sell 100,000 of something new. Sort of like the movies...you don't get a refund if the movie is terrible.

    That is the best that I can thing of without seeing the device. A lot of gimmicks that may or may not be useful...but coupling in Amazon Prime membership as a promo, and with the ATT NEXT program, make is worth a try for some.

    I only hope that Amazon doesn't start messing with Kindle books for other platforms the way the are giving grief to some book publishers now.

    Also, the movies and stuff...well, I wouldn't watch them on a smartphone anyways...well maybe... but not routinely.

    So it will be a hit, if 100K or 400K is considered a hit...only time will tell after that. I have no interest in being a first customer. But I will be very curious to see how all the bells and whistles appear in person!
     
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    Given that the general consumer doesn't educate themselves much before buying, and is easily "wow'ed" by eye candy, I voted "YES," it will definitely be a hit. Maybe not here where most of us know technology, but to the general consumer, yes.
     
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    It will be a hit. With the market saturated, and most people still in contract it won't be a instant hit.


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    When I saw this post then I feel so happy because before few days i was suffering my phone problem. Thanks...
     
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    They heard you Quint. A bit late, but they did :)

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    Rumor has it that out of Amazon's $437M Q3 loss $170M is due to the Fire phone...
     
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    I was wring. What a flop.
     
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