Phones New Amazon Phone Announced

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  1. manhattanboy macrumors 6502a

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    There is a new Amazon phone coming tomorrow at their press event. An android variant.
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    Thoughts?
     
  2. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Oh crap. That's it, the iPhone is definitely going to have a sales dip, however small.

    Amazon is massive, and they'll sell that phone at a rock bottom price on pretty much every carrier right off their website. It will be irresistible to a lot of people and it will be on the Amazon homepage all the time with the price dropping all the time like with the Kindle. Tons of Android guys will buy that phone and put custom ROMs on it. The possibilities are endless. Tomorrow will be a HUGE day for Android.
     
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    Looks like a wannabe GNex.

    Will sell in droves if the price is right.
     
  5. digital.l0gic macrumors member

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    Where did you get this pic from? It looks identical to a galaxy nexus and I doubt that Amazon would make a carbon copy of it.
     
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    That's a bit of a surprise, but this will no doubt take a measurable share of the smartphone market. The question is who will be most affected...Apple, or Android based manufacturers? Since Amazon tends to bury Android in the background, this might just affect both...but only time will tell.
     
  9. Rogifan macrumors P6

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    Whatever kool-aid you're drinking must be spiked with something.
     
  10. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Both.

    The price will be too low to resist and your info will be synced on Amazon servers instead of Google servers since it will be an Android fork and the interface will be dead simple to use because Amazon targets the general consumer so yeah, both Android and iOS users will be enticed by such a low-cost, probably carrier and MVNO-friendly device that will sell like hotcakes to people who would prefer prepaid service.
     
  11. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

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    If Amazon's OS isn't heavily revamped, this will fail. The OS on the Fire is garbage.
     
  12. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    Yep, but they've had a long time to learn from their mistakes and a phone interface is way different than a consumer tablet interface and they've got plenty to draw inspiration from, so it shouldn't take a genius to figure out how to make a nice phone. That combined with their resources and sales platform and this phone will sell like crazy if done right.
     
  13. digital.l0gic macrumors member

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    The issue is Amazon will not have Google's core Apps..and its an Auto fail for me...and for most people as well. I cant predict the future, but I do not see if being a big success....Kindle worked out well because people wanted a good e-reader...i doubt anyone would go for a phone from amazon because of its limited services.
     
  14. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    A lot of people will see that as a plus.
     
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    Mmm, I wanna know what an Amazon forked launcher on a phone looks like.
     
  16. digital.l0gic, Sep 5, 2012
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    How?

    No Google Maps
    No Google Voice
    No Gmail integration
    No Google Voice search
    No Google Now
    No Google Talk
    No Google Music
    No Google Drive
    No Google Translate
    No Google Goggles
    No Google+ integration

    ^^ How could people see its a good thing? if you look at the market research( done by Apple! no less), one of the core reasons people Chose android over Iphone is that they

    Trusted the Google brand
    preferred the Android marketplace
    Wanted better integration with Google services

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    The lack of Google services is something that will seriously affect Amazon's sales.
     
  17. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Oh my god. The Verge posts this crap and people believe it. It's been a rumor for months and is not based on any facts. I do love how the Verge claims Amazon was talking to Foxconn many moons ago, to develop a phone for them, then they post a pic of a GNex with the Amazon app store on the display. Complete and utterly baseless rumors. Amazon has already lost a ton of money on the Kindle Dud and now they are about to lose a ton more.
     
  18. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    Did you read the article? It was confirmed to them by multiple sources so the rumor is far from baseless.
     
  19. Calidude macrumors 68000

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    -It will use Nokia maps.
    -Google Voice won't matter because its a low cost phone already.
    -Gmail wasn't on iOS but people use Gmail just fine on iOS without the app even today.
    -Voice search will probably use Bing voice.
    -Now is useless, just like Siri.
    -Talk is useless since this is about a low cost phone, so people will text prepaid and you can use -Whatsapp, Imo, Kakao, and the dozen other IM clients.
    -Google Music is useless, this is an Amazon phone anyway so it will use Amazon music.
    -Translate is a minor service that not many people use, especially on the phone.
    -Dropbox > Drive and besides, Amazon will probably give you free storage.
    -Googles are a useless gimmick.
    -Google+ is a joke.
     
  20. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Oh, well crap. Unnamed multiple sources confirmed the rumor. Well, it must be true then. :rolleyes:

    This just in: Multiple unnamed sources confirmed to Mac.World that Amazon will not be announcing a new Amazon phone. There. Now you have a verified report on the interest saying the opposite as the Verge. Run with it.
     
  21. basesloaded190 macrumors 68030

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    I forgot you run a technology news website and actually write about this stuff for a living. I seemed to have misplaced your website from my favorites, got a link?
     
  22. b166er macrumors 68020

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    The fire was kind of a nice tablet for the money, but the nexus 7 killed that idea. I'm looking forward to seeing what kind of phone Amazon comes up with, whenever they get around to it. I'd like to see a new OS entirely but I'm sure they would do an Android based OS.
     
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    Is this serious? It just looks like Amazons App store on GNex to me.
     
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    Ironic considering his icon. And apparently he's never heard of the Kindle Fire and the impact it had on the iPad, or lack thereof anyway.
     

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