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    News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Meanwhile in the US, pricing has been slashed following disappointing sales.
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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    The phone nobody wants, an O2 exclusive.

    Smooth move.

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Wasn't this device designed so that Amazon can insert their grubby fingers in your pocket?

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    I predict these will be turning up free in Amazon deliveries soon!

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Even free on a £33/mo contract, it's still a bum-deal for me. You'd have to be clinically insane to want to drop that much money each month on a brand new ecosystem with virtually nothing going for it.

    It'd be more sensible to buy a second hand Galaxy S3 (or equivelant Lumia/iPhone), stick it on a £12/mo sim-only Giffgaff package and have done with it.

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    Even free on a £33/mo contract, it's still a bum-deal for me. You'd have to be clinically insane to want to drop that much money each month on a brand new ecosystem with virtually nothing going for it.

    It'd be more sensible to buy a second hand Galaxy S3 (or equivelant Lumia/iPhone), stick it on a £12/mo sim-only Giffgaff package and have done with it.
    £33 and only 2gb of data, on 4g? Yeah, no thanks.

    £31 for my HTC One M7 on 3, free phone, 500 minutes, unlimited texts and data. Plus free roaming data in selected countries ( went to Hong Kong and Australia in April so it worked great for me! ) I get 4g at work and in my house and in-between.

    I think I know where I'll keep spending my money.
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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Why does O2 always end up being an exclusive...

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Quote Originally Posted by Jowsey View Post
    £33 and only 2gb of data, on 4g? Yeah, no thanks.
    £15 goes towards the cost of ownership, £18 air time and only 2GB is still pitiful considering it relies heavier on Amazon services.

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Quote Originally Posted by philipmathews View Post
    Why does O2 always end up being an exclusive...
    Subsidies.

    O2 commit to spending more on marketing than Amazon would need to to market it themselves, get their sales drones to hard-sell, etc.

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Indeed by making it an Exclusive, they might end up selling more, as I reckon O2 will have some kind of minimum sales quota.

    Given that it was 30,000 that they sold in the US, this isn't really a bad idea, the demand for it isn't really there, it's priced at a premium end, whilst not having any stand out features.
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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    A phone with underwhelming features is being made an exclusive with an expensive tariff to attract who exactly? They made outstanding hardware with the HDX, why is the Fire Phone so poor in comparison?

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Quote Originally Posted by dcwt2010 View Post
    A phone with underwhelming features is being made an exclusive with an expensive tariff to attract who exactly? They made outstanding hardware with the HDX, why is the Fire Phone so poor in comparison?
    Plenty of people out there who do not know a thing about phones or specs - these people are who O2 will be targeting.

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    Even free on a £33/mo contract, it's still a bum-deal for me. You'd have to be clinically insane to want to drop that much money each month on a brand new ecosystem with virtually nothing going for it.
    The Fire tablet eco-system is limited enough, I really can't see the appeal to this at all. Exactly the same way Samsung will always fail to get that OS they have been working on for a while into wide scale retail.

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    Re: News - Amazon Fire Phone launches in the UK on 30 September

    They wasted money investing into this atleast for us in the UK its quite pointless.

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