Who Is Buying The Amazon Fire Phone?

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    Amazon will launch their new 3D Smartphone today. Who is lining up to get one?
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    Not I!! Does is run the forked and extremely limited OS that the Kindle products do?
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    From what I understand, it's a customized version of KK. We will find out today.
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    Not me. :D
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    I will ...IF they let me get my Amazon purchases for free ..:confused:

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    Maybe it will be free for all Prime users :)
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    Now that would be cool! Prime user here. ;)
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    Methinks he protesteth too much...
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    I doubt it would be me. I have three functional phones and that would be enough for now.
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    I wouldn't... Never ever..
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    No interest here. I posted this elsewhere, but just for fun... They should sell the phone for $249. and get a $100. gift card with every phone purchased.
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    I was so excited for this device, until I found out it runs amazon's market and the 4 camera gimmick, not to mention having a button (firefly) that continuously humps your leg to purhcase everything around you off of Amazon's Bloated marketplace...I once sold a horror bear for $200, a bear I bought off of ebay for $20 just because it was the only bear available through Amazon and the buyer thought it would be coming from Amazon not me and my garage....point is Amazon is generally overpriced.
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    I was pretty pumped when I originally saw it. Until I found that it was Amazon only, which I should have known in the first place. Not going there.
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    Agreed, not going to be the posterchild for buying into the flagship device of the worse OS available...(next to BB of course) I really wanted this to be a 2009 Motorola Droid moment but alas not the same...
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    No Google Play or Google services available and although you get a "free" year of Prime you still have to pay for the data. I like Fire TV for $99.00 okay but this thing is going to be a dud.
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    Amazon doesn't expect to sell alot of these phones. 2-3 million by year end. They are meant to increase existing customer sales. Still a dud by any standard.
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    I welcome competition into the market but this just feels like they missed the mark, the firefly function has a lot of potential for doing great things through the innovation of 3rd party developers. Amazon is not a junky company, I really felt like a smartphone coming from Amazon would be something really great but all we're getting is a tool for buying more junk off Amazon, something that is beneficial to Amazon but not really for the consumer so it shouldn't have been marketed as the device's flagship effect. This is the same feeling I was left with when I found out Firefox, Ubuntu etc were getting involved with smartphones ONLY in the third world market! I had higher hopes for Amazon, but all they're giving us is a nice design that acts as a phone/product locator.
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