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Amazon rumored to have sold only 35,000 units of its Fire Phone

How many Fire Phones has Amazon sold? Rumor has it, only 35,000 or so

By Anthony Garreffa on Aug 27, 2014 12:44 am CDT - 1 min, 12 secs reading time

It has been over a month since Amazon launched its first smartphone, the Amazon Fire Phone, but how are sales going? Well, Amazon haven't released official sales figures, but Charles Arthur of The Guardian has smashed some numbers into a calculator, with some estimates on the sales of the Fire Phone.

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Arthur's estimated sales number of the Fire Phone comes in at just 35,000 sold, where he used data from both Chitika and ComScore. Arthur found that the Fire Phone has barely made an appearance on US mobile traffic since it launched last month, with the 35,000 estimated Fire Phones sold being the best case scenario.

"Therefore even allowing for margins of error, it seems unlikely - based on Chitika's data and the ComScore data - that there were more than about 35,000 Fire Phones in use after those 20 days [of being available]," according to Arthur. He continues: "Amazon had not responded to a request for comment on the calculation by the time of publication."

Considering Amazon launched its Fire Phone as an AT&T exclusive, a lot of Americans were cut off from being able to use it. Secondly, the Fire Phone was priced at the same level as the likes of Samsung's Galaxy S5 and Apple's iPhone 5S, both phones being at the top of the smartphone heap. Amazon didn't have anything on the Fire Phone that really set it apart, or made it stand out from the rest.

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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