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Amazon may ship 3 million Fire phones this year

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Amazon may ship 3 million Fire phones this year
While Amazon already started taking pre-orders for its brand new Fire smartphone, we still have to wait more than a month before the device starts shipping. Until that happens, if you’re wondering just how many Fire phones might be shipped before the end of 2014, we may have the answer.

According to DigiTimes, sources from “Taiwan's handset supply chain” expect Amazon to ship 2 to 3 million smartphones this year. The Fire phone is manufactured for Amazon by Taiwan’s Foxconn, which, for now, reportedly makes 300,000 to 500,000 units per month.

2 or 3 million Amazon Fire phones shipped this year may not be much in the grand scheme of things, but it’s a lot if we think about the fact that the handset is exclusively available at AT&T (starting at $199.99 on contract).

The Fire phone isn’t exactly a high-end device, as it doesn’t have a high-resolution display, and neither a new-generation processor. But it offers a few things that no other handset has, including a dynamic perspective 3D interface, and Firefly (Amazon’s new service that recognizes and lets you buy about 100 million different items). Is that enough to make the Fire phone a game changer? Only time will tell.

source: DigiTimes

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