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Amazon Fire is a Volkswagen for Amazon Prime subscribers that’ll drive shop-on-the-go Online Obsession
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Amazon Fire is a Volkswagen for Amazon Prime subscribers that’ll drive shop-on-the-go Online Obsession

The US$199 Amazon Fire smartphone on a 2 year contract is already destined for superstardom, as it’s got great genes like its parents, the7” Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet launched in 2011 and the Amazon Fire TV recently launched in April 2014. It’s already a part of the great tradition of products that Amazon has launching that take advantage of people’s propensity to make snap decisions to buy products. This phenomenon is started off with you making rational left-brained decisions, only for your less logical right-brain to kick in, with your emotions getting the better of you, resulting in impulsive buying. In effect, the rationale behind the Amazon Fire smartphone is the same as the Amazon Kindle Fire Tablet  as describe in my article Amazon is Legally Blonde as the Kindle Fire HD Upgrade...
Is the Amazon Fire Phone hot… or not?
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Is the Amazon Fire Phone hot… or not?

OK, the LONNNG touted and awaited Amazon Fire Phone is out and ... well not quite yet about. Many questions are now answered but a few still remain... one of which being: "Is it hot? Or is it not?" Before wading in here let me first of all declare that one could consider me a little bit of an Amazon Fan Boy... I luv me some Amazon. There is a 9 out of 10 chance that if you lay hands on something in my house it probably came from Amazon (yeh... freal). One would therefore think that for me at least, it's a no-brainer: "Ditch that Nexus 4 and go pre-order that phone today!" is probably what they would say. I think not! Personally, I have nooo problems being an early adopter once a product comes out swinging with the right kind of punch. I bought my first Chromecast on the day it was an...
AT&T ShopAlerts and BB for Everyone
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AT&T ShopAlerts and BB for Everyone

No sooner had I written my article on AT&T’s ten million (10,000,000) strong push into M2M (Machine-to-Machine) Communications by the end of the first Quarter of 2011 than I got wind of news that AT&T is on the prowl again! This time it’s ShopAlerts ! That’s right folks: advertising is coming smartphone near you! Specifically got those of you faithful, long sufferin’ AT&T customers in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco! Bit too much excitement here…….. And unlike FaceBook Places, the Google Latitude and FourSquare competitor, you can actually opt out – after having opted in and realizing SMS (Short Messaging Service) spam is not to your liking. This is a great deal however, as it means be which Telecoms Provider can subsidize the cost of a smartphone, if t...