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Part 2

Yeah, there won't be any buying of the Amazon phone here... $800? Nope. My previous buy interest was really based on the Free to Prime Members rumors which were apparently totally fiction.

On the up side, the pricing and the AT&T requirement make it not even remotely tempting.

I forgot to lock the door when I came back from swimming. Ann just came in and told me the exact same thing she told me last week. Apparently she's got the answer to 'how's ron' down to a paragraph which she now just rattles off whenever there is dead air. And her cellphone wasn't working. I called it and it rang and she answered it. I'm not clear what else she's expecting it to do - it's a 5,703 year old flip phone.

I do have some sympathy for her and her situation but not enough to take full ownership of her issues.


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Jun. 18th, 2014 07:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, there won't be any buying of the Amazon phone here

I was just reading about this online. If ever there was a product that was designed from a company's perspective ("How can we sell more stuff?") and not the consumer ("How will this make my life easier?") it's this thing. I suppose it's naive of me to think that the world even considers that latter question, but geez -- Amazon has really made its position clear here.

And simulated 3D? And it works in the dark? And it reads bar codes? Wow. So underwhelming.
Jun. 18th, 2014 07:20 pm (UTC)
I do not agree with your assessment but then I don't hate Amazon :)

I'm just not interested in spending $800 on a phone I don't need right now.
Jun. 18th, 2014 08:24 pm (UTC)
but then I don't hate Amazon

Are you kidding me? I don't hate Amazon in the least. I've bought so much stuff from that site over the past 12 years that I'm pretty sure I helped pay for one of the rooms in Jeff Bezos' mansion. Okay, maybe a closet in one of the rooms...

Even so, I continue to think that Amazon's designers were more concerned about selling products through the new phone than with developing something useful and/or a phone that's competitively priced.

And it strikes me that the Fire better have batteries made on Krypton to power all those cameras...
Jun. 18th, 2014 08:30 pm (UTC)
Well, I still disagree with your take on their efforts. But each to his own!
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:07 pm (UTC)
Good lord, $800 for a phone? I'm glad it was a fun moment to price and dream about it though. NEXT!


I wish your penchant and talent for technology was contagious...for the sake of mankind...or your sanity with your neighbors.
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:11 pm (UTC)
$800 is not at all unreasonable for a phone. That's about what most phones are. I do not ever buy subsidized phones which are way cheaper. The Amazon phone with a 2 year contract is $200-300 depending but I do not do contracts.

I have 2 phones already so a new one for $100 would have been in the ballpark to see and play with new technology. $800 is more than I want to spend.
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
You are so reasonable with your technology habit. Very admirable :)
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:48 pm (UTC)
800? Ouch.

I think with Ann, the polish proverb applies here, "Not my monkey, not my circus."
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
I had that thought about her yesterday - the not my monkey/circus thought... and I think the problem is, of course, that she is nobody's monkey right now and since I'm the one person she knows unencumbered by partner, I'm getting the most votes.

But, yes, she's not my monkey, not my circus!
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:54 pm (UTC)
It's like you have Curious George running loose in the hallway.
Jun. 18th, 2014 09:55 pm (UTC)
hahahaha!! Nice visual.
Jun. 18th, 2014 11:27 pm (UTC)
Ouch! That is way too much for a phone.
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