Report: HTC Amazon phone to be only sold to Prime members

Report: HTC Amazon phone to be only sold to Prime members
Bloomberg has reported today that the rumored HTC Amazon smartphone could be made available only to Amazon Prime subscribers.

It was reported earlier this week that HTC would be the manufacturer to build the rumored Amazon devices, and that at least one of the three devices is close to completion.



Amazon has yet to confirm the existence of the devices or even their development and sources say the final decision on moving the project to mass production has not even been decided yet.

The company's Prime service costs $79 per year and gives members free 2-day shipping on millions of items as well as free access to the company's large streaming library.

Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 16 Oct 2013 19:36
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  • 4 comments
  • hearme0

    I don't think this'll happen.

    17.10.2013 17:57 #1

  • GrandpaBW

    Originally posted by hearme0: I don't think this'll happen. And you say this, why?

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    17.10.2013 18:13 #2

  • Tarsellis

    Originally posted by GrandpaBW: Originally posted by hearme0: I don't think this'll happen. And you say this, why? Seems likely to me. Just like the Kindle, they're in the content delivery business. The hardware is just the mechanism for consumption, and likely to be sold at cost or subsidized, just like the Kindle.

    18.10.2013 21:50 #3

  • sternrulez

    I have Amazon Prime, and the cash you shell out each year is WELL worth it for the free 2-day shipping alone! The streaming service is meh, though they do have a few original series that are good, and the Kindle lending library is like icing on the cake. Personally I welcome the opportunity for the new phone...I have an S4, but my girlfriend needs a new one, so I'd be happy to give it to her! :)

    19.10.2013 10:39 #4

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