Amazon-HTC phone could be for Amazon Prime subscribers only
posted by Alan F. / Oct 16, 2013, 4:25 PM
According to a published report on Wednesday, no decision has been made whether or not to proceed. Amazon wants to distribute the phones by selling subscriptions to Amazon Prime, purchased through carriers, so that more devices can access its Amazon Instant Video service. Amazon Prime has morphed from being a faster shipping service to a platform for streaming movies and television shows. And while earlier this year Amazon shot down rumors that it would give phones away for free and sell content, apps and cloud based storage, apparently this is one option being considered. Last year, rumors started circulating that Foxconn was building a new smartphone for Amazon.
Those familiar with the project say that three models are being discussed by HTC and Amazon. HTC refuses to comment on the speculation while Amazon has not responded to requests for a statement.
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Will it also be featuring no google play storage and have a bad quality manufacturer like the HTC One? The poor build quality on the one is starting to show up. If your wondering what the problem is the inside is horribly desgined. They were built like HTC wanted them to suffer electrical failures and be impossible for anyone expect HTC to fix.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 4:30 PM 1
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makes no sense, like your name goes...Shatter!
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 4:36 PM 9
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There is one way i think this would work. If the phone is really cheap but still high end, because they plan to make up for it with the Prime subscription revenue.. Otherwise, I don't see people subscribing to Prime just for an Amazon-HTC phone.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 8:04 PM 0
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Oh wow, your opinion matters so much! wait... oh thats right, no one cares about you. btw what's your hourly wage? Im looking for a temporary job over the summer.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 4:47 PM 8
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I like HTC for their Sense UI and their (usually) high-quality materials, but I can already tell this would fail, just like their Facebook phone did.
posted on Oct 16, 2013, 6:09 PM 1
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Nah. I don't think it would fail at all. The only reason why the FB phone failed is because A- There's a lot of backlash against Facebook and B-The only compelling reason to buy the phone in the first place was Facebook Home which was also available on other phones. So FB shot themselves in the foot with that one. Now Amazon... Who doesn't like Amazon? Jeff Bezos knows exactly what he's doing and the phone would I'm all likely hood be high end, beautiful looking(thanks to HTC) and have a low price. More bang for your buck. I think this will be just fine for both HTC and Amazon.
posted on Oct 17, 2013, 12:09 PM 0
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