Fierce Wireless – Amazon fails to set world on Fire with first smartphone

While the feature list looks impressive, Bengt Nordström, CEO of consultancy Northstream, said leading smartphone vendors “are simply more technologically advanced and have much greater scale.” Apple and Samsung “have an enormous war chest for R&D, supporting device launches and bringing in experience.”

Nordström was also sceptical about Amazon’s 3D display, noting that if the technology was “amazing” it would already feature in rival vendors’ smartphones.

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