Seriously!! Was anyone excited about the Amazon Fire Phone after it was announced? I know I wasn’t, and there can’t be too many of you that were.
Based on Amazon’s own best-selling electronics category, it’s not doing too well. It was in fourth-place two days after the announcement of the device, but it has dropped pretty rapidly since then. As of today, the 32 GB model sits at 61, and the 64 GB model isn’t even on the list.
Is anyone shocked by this? This is just another ego-driven device that makes no sense. There is really only ONE reason to buy the Amazon Fire Phone, and that is for Amazon Instant Video. Amazon refuses to offer it to other Android devices, even though they offer it on Apple’s iOS. Why do they offer it on iOS, but not Android? Is Android seen as a competitor? If yes, then why isn’t iOS?
Sorry, Amazon Instant Video isn’t a good enough reason to trade in all the Google apps that are available on every other Android device. Amazon wants to build their own ecosystem, but they would have an easier time doing so if they would just offer all their apps to all of Android. Forget the Fire Phone Amazon, and concentrate on the millions of customers that you could already gain if you just take care of them.