USA TODAY: Amazon introduces the Fire smartphone


Amazon introduces the Fire smartphone

Amazon today introduced a new smartphone, the Amazon Fire, at a public conference in Seattle. The phone will be Amazon’s latest foray into hardware, following its successful line of KIndle e-readers and media players. The phone has a 4.7 inch LCD screen, with a 2.2 GHZ processor, 2 GM of RAM and a 13 megapixel rear facing camera. Amazon will join industry giants Apple, Samsung, Google, Blackberry, HTC and Nokia in the smartphone race, which is dominated by Samsung and Apple. Robert Peck, an analyst with SunTrust, believes a hit phone for Amazon could make a huge impact on the bottom line, to the tune of $2 billion. Peck estimates sales of 2.7 million phones, mostly to Amazon’s Prime customers, the folks who pay $99 yearly for free two-day shipping and access to streaming movies, TV and music. “We assume that each new customer buys 10 items per year,” from the phone, Peck says, at $50 each.

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I do not know how much 2 GM of RAM equals but the rest sounds pretty good. Oh, and to USA Today: Let me know if you need some help proofreading before you publish.

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