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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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6/20/2014 | 11:58:52 AM
Re: Self-serving to a fault
You'd think phone makers would learn from the pre-loaded PC clutter -- aka crapplications -- that users came to hate. if you're going to load them, please make them easy to delete.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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6/20/2014 | 10:20:55 AM
Re: Self-serving to a fault
I hear ya. Non-removable default apps are annoying. I just got a Galaxy S5 and there are Verizon apps on there, only one of which - My Verizon Mobile - is actually helpful. The others are just clutter. But that doesn't seem like enough of a reason to return the phone. Mine didn't come with any Samsung bloatware that I can see.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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6/19/2014 | 6:38:28 PM
Re: Agree?
Yes, an advanced Amazon app would serve customer needs. An entire phone is overkill. But not for Bezos, as the story says. He clearly got tired of renting an apartment in a building owned by Apple, Google, or Samsung, when he could buy his own building.
Shane M. O'Neill
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Shane M. O'Neill,
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6/19/2014 | 6:15:05 PM
Self-serving to a fault
She makes a good point. The Fire Phone features are cool but they feel like window dressing, added to distract you from how truly self-serving the phone is. I want to like it, but I get an icky feeling. It feels like Wal-Mart released a phone. 
Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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6/19/2014 | 3:40:38 PM
Agree?
Who agrees with Junko that Amazon should have done an app, not a phone?


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