Amazon Fire Phone “best seller” ranking, the advent of a game changer or flash in the pan?
0. phoneArena 03 Jul 2014, 03:36 posted on
Amazon's own "best seller" ratings paint an interesting picture for the Fire Phone, and indeed it may leave a mark...
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1. Planterz (Posts: 1121; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Flash in the pan. Too damn expensive to intice anyone. The Kindles sell well because they're a good deal. This phone is not a good deal.
2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3620; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)
Is it just me or the renders of this fire phone make it look like 7" tablet....
3. WinDroid (Posts: 77; Member since: 20 May 2014)
I'm glad it's failing. this is Amazon using it's name to sell an overpriced phone. also at&t exclusive is hurting sales a lot more than anything though.
6. rallyguy (Posts: 579; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I would imagine AT&T paid a lot to be exclusive though.
4. sgtdisturbed47 (Posts: 187; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Flash in the pan. Why? AT&T exclusive, overpriced and will depreciate faster than a Ford, and locked to Amazon content. The latter is why so many people tossed their Kindle Fire shortly after buying it, being AT&T exclusive limits their market potential since lots of people can't stand AT&T service, and the price will keep most people away. The ones that are willing to dump a laptop's-worth of cash for such a device would do so regardless of what features the phone has, whereas the rest of the conscious population would rather spend that on anything else. Kindle Fire suckered people in with a very low price, blindly purchasing it so they could finally say they own a "tablet" (I use that term loosely here), but here stands an Amazon phone priced right out of its league. No need to be duped by price, as we can clearly see its not worth the asking price. At least with a $200 "tablet" we don't feel so bad when it's on the receiving end of a bullet, which is an appropriate action against any Amazon-branded device.
8. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5956; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Bezos is going to very shortly learn what a carrier exclusive does to dampen sales of his toy. Whatever sales have occurred could have been at least doubled absent being tied to AT&T.
5. meanestgenius (Posts: 2290; Member since: 28 May 2014)
I think this phone will surprise a lot of people, but that's just me.
7. AstronautJones (Posts: 272; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)
It will surprise the dozens of people that purchase it
16. meanestgenius (Posts: 2290; Member since: 28 May 2014)
More than that will buy it.
Your response was lame, btw.
9. jerrycutshaw (Posts: 28; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)
I say flash in the pan. Amazon missed their market on this one and I see it going the way of the Facebook phone (also a ATT exclusive) albeit with a little more success. The reason? Too gimicky and overpriced. I completely concur with another poster the reason people were attracted to the Kindle Fire line was the price + content. If Amazon had charged what the other players were charging for their table at the time ($400-600) it would have been little more than a niche for diehard Amazon Prime fans. As it stands it is overpriced, unattractive , barely compelling features, niche phone that simply misses the mark. If they wise up and drop the price to $0 on contract this changes things completely!
11. Totse2k15 (Posts: 276; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)
$649.00 can get me other high-end smartphones. AT&T is a no for me too.
14. snowgator (Posts: 3306; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Oh, about 97 million Americans, give or take, more then Sprint and T-Mobile combined. Your right.... Insignificant.
15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3775; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
"who the hell still has AT&T anyway?"
People like me with grandfathered unlimited data plans and organizational discounts. The unlimited data plan I have is cheaper than many prepay plans.