Samsung and LG reportedly monitoring how Amazon's Fire phone can affect the smartphone market
The Korean publication has it that Samsung and LG - South Korea’s largest handset makers - are “monitoring how the Fire phone will affect the smartphone industry.” Of course, for now it’s too early to tell if Amazon’s first phone will be a success, or a game changer, as the device isn’t going to be released before the end of July. Even so, a Samsung Securities analyst was quoted as saying:
Earlier this week, Taiwanese media suggested that Amazon could ship 2 to 3 million Fire phones before the end of the year. After the Fire phone, Amazon might want to launch other smartphones, not just in the US - but that remains to be confirmed.
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Amazon Fire Phone
1. NotAGeek (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I dont understand why samsung being paranoid about the Fire phone.Samsung sells more phones than everyone else on the globe,
7. Carlitos (Posts: 295; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Yes, but it would be stupid for Samsung to just completely ignore it. If the fire phone turns out to be a surprising hit (Which i doubt it will), Samsung can adopt its game play in order to compensate for it. Samsung quickly adapts to the playing field unlike a certain fruit company.
2. alaw.14 (Posts: 119; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)
Right and they also makes more revenue than any tech company.
3. NotAGeek (Posts: 117; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
I think other retailers such as best buy and walmart deserved to be worry and they should quickly make and sell their own phone
5. AfterShock (Posts: 2100; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
If they cared, they'd have released their top dog phones here in N/A.
But Nah, so f'it to both OEM.
You stink SS and LG.
6. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2015; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Amazon could have shaken the market with a low cost phone (think Moto G LTE with 2GB RAM for $129) and included "Prime Data" or some other low cost plan as well as free cloud.
Instead they built an expensive spyphone to gather data on their biggest spenders and biggest fans.
I can understand Samsung and LG being concerned about the cheap Amazon phone, but not an uber expensive accessory for deep drinkers of the Amazon kool aid.
8. alumoyo (Posts: 142; Member since: 26 Aug 2013)
I once saw a documentary where some analyst said Korea has adopted Japan's R & D model from the hey-day of VCRs and Microwaves. Where R & D didn't mean Research and Development, but in fact was more a case of RECEIVE and DUPLICATE! This article reminded me of that.
9. joey_sfb (Posts: 2543; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Nonsense. If only its that simple. Every one will be using one of those China branded phone.
10. androiphone20 (Posts: 1393; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Chinese phones, galaxies and lg phones are all asian phones. just saying
12. joey_sfb (Posts: 2543; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Racist. So Foxconn is American. Just saying.
11. btbotimtim (Posts: 142; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
they should not worry too much about the amazon phone cuz it wont sell that much. Amazon expects to sell 3 million, i highly doubt it.
13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5447; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Sure they are monitoring, you always should keep eye on your opponents!