DigiTimes: Amazon Fire Phone to ship 2-3 million in 2014

DigiTimes: Amazon Fire Phone to ship 2-3 million in 2014If the combination of hit-and-miss DigiTimes and the US-only Amazon Fire Phone weren’t enough to put you off, well, thanks for reading, guy.

We’re told, unsurprisingly, that the Amazon Fire Phone isn’t expected to make a massive dent in the global smartphone market, possibly shipping a modest 2-3 million units throughout the year.

To give that figure some context, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was shipping 2-3 million units a week, successfully hitting the 10-million landmark in less than a month.

Here we’re talking about the Amazon Fire Phone reaching 2-3 million shipments in almost six months – not days, though again it’s little surprise considering it’s exclusive to the US, and furthermore exclusive to AT&T.

And heck, let’s not forget the Amazon Fire Phone’s price. It comes in at $199 on-contract with AT&T, same as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and iPhone 5s, while the SIM free price on Amazon is a frankly astounding $649 (32B) or $749 (64GB). That’s pretty steep, even allowing for your 12 months of free Amazon Prime.

For what it’s worth, Amazon Fire Phone specs include a 4.7in 720p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, and four additional cameras on the front for face tracking.

via: DigiTimes

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 22, 2014 at 14:11

I say iPhone 6...
The Fire runs forked Android, fewer apps and it won't be compatible with many new accessories such as smartwatches etc... An up-to-date Blackberry Z10/30 is as much Android as the Fire, really. Free Prime? Android users are cheapskates anyway :p They know how to get everything free.
Existing, cheaper devices and the new big iPhone will make the Fire this year's Yota, minus a single useful feature beyond those Amazon services.
If I'm wrong, I really really won't care.

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