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Tech Shame: Amazon Fire Phone

Our Tech Shame videos are about highlighting the worst products or biggest failures in technology. In this animated episode, Amazon Fire Phone is shamed by Apple’s iPhone 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy S5 phones. Did you even know Amazon made a smartphone? Exactly…

For those that want to learn what Amazon Fire Phone actually does, view the original product introduction details.

The Fire Phone was Amazon’s first attempt to break into the premium smartphone market, competing head-to-head with iPhone and Samsung Galaxy S5. Needless to say it didn’t go very well, and Amazon had to take a $170 million write-off. There is plenty that went wrong, which is documented in a very good post-mortem article by Fast Company.

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