Fire Phone plunges on Amazon's electronics bestseller list


The 32GB version of Amazon's (AMZN) Fire Phone is down to #70 on the company's electronics bestseller list. it reached #4 two days after its June 18 launch.

For reference, a Kindle Paperwhite model is #2, and five other Kindle products are in the top-20. The 32GB Fire Phone is faring better on Amazon's bestseller list for phones requiring a contract: It's currently #2, behind a Sprint Galaxy S5 model.

Though the Fire Phone received some good feedback for its 3D UI and the bundling of a year of Amazon Prime, the reaction to the phone's high-end pricing - the 32GB model costs as much subsidized as the 16GB iPhone 5S and Galaxy S5 - was less favorable. The device also has to contend with a lack of support for Google Play and various other Google apps/services.

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  • JamesAlpine
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    Hilarious effort.
    1 Jul 2014, 06:22 PM Reply Like
  • JamesAlpine
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    'Fire' the person who thought they could compete with the big boys....
    1 Jul 2014, 06:23 PM Reply Like
  • MEKhoury
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    So Bezos?
    1 Jul 2014, 06:37 PM Reply Like
  • bdy
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    Bullish for AMZN clearly
    1 Jul 2014, 06:24 PM Reply Like
  • webbersworld
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    Shocker.
    1 Jul 2014, 06:36 PM Reply Like
  • pellegrino.h@gmail.com
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    AMZN under the 200MA? no-brainer to buy!
    1 Jul 2014, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Share price: $332

     

    Earnings Per Share: 63¢
    .........................
    Good luck to those of you putting new money into (AMZN)...you're gonna need it.
    1 Jul 2014, 07:57 PM Reply Like
  • eenk
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    I'm sure discontinuing the Fire phone will be a catalyst to push the stock price higher.
    1 Jul 2014, 08:06 PM Reply Like
  • Shaduc
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    that makes sense, I'm sure Bezos and the mgmt knew they were pricing the phone non-competitively.

     

    Just like how the Moto X was 1st priced high, but
    Google knew it, and moved on!
    1 Jul 2014, 11:04 PM Reply Like
  • glenmoody
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    umph......
    1 Jul 2014, 08:36 PM Reply Like
  • ReligiousWacko
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    All the sales could be going thru ATT website!

     

    -gary
    1 Jul 2014, 08:46 PM Reply Like
  • surplusmarketing
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    +1.
    3 Jul 2014, 08:41 AM Reply Like
  • Stephen Aniston
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    Fire the Phone!
    1 Jul 2014, 10:16 PM Reply Like
  • Budavar
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    Another confirmation

     

    Amazon incorporated 20 years ago = ostensibly as a for profit business which has become the champion non-profit business.

     

    The emperor with no clothes on.

     

    Once this house of cards catches fire = pardon for mixing metaphors =
    my concern is for the average Joe, hoping he/she shall escape the
    carnage.

     

    Less concerned about the many institutional portfolios stuffed with AMZN stock, based on recommendations citing "forward" and "projected" numbers =
    indefensible on both ethical and fundamental grounds.

     

    Not a single one of those ever materialized.

     

    Last year AMZN EPS were $0.59 +
    management warned about a LOSS in the upcoming Q report.

     

    In the mean time, AMZN's worst nightmare,
    the mighty Alibaba has already landed in America.

     

    Welcome to the showdown at O.K. Corrall.
    1 Jul 2014, 11:42 PM Reply Like
  • srinim
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    It's all about echo system.
    1 Jul 2014, 11:55 PM Reply Like
  • ldgregg
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    This is a problem in announcing something so far in advance of being able to deliver. While pre-orders may work well for Apple, I've never seen any other device maker pull it off. Even Apple doesn't announce so far in advance of availability. Consumers are waiting for the competitive offers - including a better one from AMZN (which will undoubtedly come in holiday season - only a few short months away). While the Fire phone has promise, AMZN should have announced when they had the ability to begin shipping.
    2 Jul 2014, 01:57 AM Reply Like
  • LanceHairdo
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    I preordered two on Amazon without a service plan. One for me and one for my wife. It’ll be nice for us both to have the same phone since she’s always asking me questions about how to use them. lol. Here’s a link if you want to order it now and guarantee you’ll get it on day one: http://goo.gl/HS7k8U
    2 Jul 2014, 07:56 AM Reply Like
  • investingInvestor
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    Lance, let the fun begin! Tell us about your brand new Amazon Fire phone once you get your hands on one.

     

    WAIT A MINUTE!!!!! Tell us about your brand new Amazon Fire phone once you get your one hand on one. heh-heh-heh!

     

    What is all that negative noise? It's the sound of fear and loathing from Microsoft and Google phone folks. Boy did they spend a lot on a mere 16GB device w/o a state of the art UI w/o free Amazon Prime membership w/o Firefly w/o a cool ecosystem.

     

    What were they thinking?
    2 Jul 2014, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • Peter Larson
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    Can we go ahead and delete paid comments.

     

    Nobody talks like this.
    2 Jul 2014, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • investingInvestor
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    Peter, the Internet, blogosphere, and print media will have a feeding frenzy once the Amazon Fire phone is generally available. Opinions, cool tricks, prognostications, claims of priority, and so on.

     

    Later on, after users learn how to do Amazon Fire phone tricks, there will be waves of additional excitement.

     

    Today, I saw an article on Digg claiming that they will have a gesture UI next year...to control cars. Cars? I thought smart cars was Google's claim to fame...not today.
    2 Jul 2014, 02:24 PM Reply Like
  • surplusmarketing
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    +1 and more if i could.
    3 Jul 2014, 08:40 AM Reply Like
  • glenmoody
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    What is that giant sucking sound you ask? The sound of the Amazon running dry!
    2 Jul 2014, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • investingInvestor
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    Glen, was any of your 12 years dealing with Amazon?
    2 Jul 2014, 02:26 PM Reply Like
  • glenmoody
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    Oh yes, most of them. And the 36 years before that dealing with similar predators: BN, WM, KMart, etc......
    4 Jul 2014, 10:18 AM Reply Like
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