5 Things to Expect From an Amazon Smartphone

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5 Things to Expect From an Amazon Smartphone

5 Things to Expect From an Amazon Smartphone: Cheap Price

Finally, if there’s anything resembling a sure bet when it comes to Amazon, it’s that it habitually prices its hardware near (sometimes even slightly below) cost. The theory behind this practice is that Amazon plays a long game: The company is willing to break even or even lose a bit of cash selling hardware that’s tied to its ecosystem, expecting that you’ll use it to buy physical or digital products from Amazon.

Price 5 Things to Expect From an Amazon Smartphone
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So while Apple and Samsung continue to charge $650 and up for their flagship smartphones, it’s a fairly safe bet the Amazon smartphone will follow the pattern of its Kindle Fire HDX tablets and undercut the competition by a significant margin.

With the Galaxy S5 now on shelves, the iPhone 6 (or possibly two new iPhones) expected in the fall and Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone 8.1 getting rave reviews, 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for smartphones. Adding an Amazon smartphone to the mix could escalate it to a blowout year and shake up the industry in a big way.

As of this writing, Brad Moon did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.


Article printed from InvestorPlace Media, http://investorplace.com/2014/04/amazon-smartphone-amzn/.

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