iPhone 4S has jolted the smartphone market with its thundering entrance. This prompts Apple’s adversaries to vamp up their efforts in taking down iPhone’s domination. Amazon has made the first move by selling more than 30 Verizon phones for a penny each?
Obviously, the deal is that customers have to sign a contract for a penny a phone deal. Nonetheless, this kind of deal is rather sweet, because a penny is something everyone hates to keep around. People rather bundle up their pennies into sticks of pennies so they can haul such pennies to banks to cash out green papers, but some people feel repulsive at the idea for they think it’s somewhat embarrassing. OK, did I digress?
Anyhow, I think Amazon has an interest in seeing Apple’s trademark products such as iPhone wane in popularity. As long Apple keeps on gaining ground in the smartphone and tablet markets, the more Amazon will be scared for Amazon has to face with the possibility that more customers will shop for ebooks and music and movies and magazines on Apple’s platforms only. Amazon is once again up to its old trick by selling things much much cheaper than its competitors could ever have done so, under any circumstance. I think Amazon hopes this will eventually weed out all competitors in price wars. This time around, Amazon means business in the context of a price war on contents.
In summary, at the agonies of Apple’s adversaries, for the limited time Amazon will sell over 30 Verizon’s phones for a penny each. This move might prevent people to become Apple’s iPhone 4S customers, because they will be bind to the contracts under Verizon’s phones. I doubt Apple will cut price, because Apple loves to think it’s above the fray — price war won’t be happening here folks! Nonetheless, Amazon might eventually give Apple a scare anyway unless Apple’s charm is too hard to beat! Even cutting prices to a penny cannot win the day?
For your information: According to PCMag, iPhone and iPad aren’t part of the deal, but Verizon’s top of the line phones will be part of the deal after all! PCMag points out that even Motorola Droid Bionic is under the deal. This phone has super fast Internet access and dual core processor. Its original price was $299 with two year contract, but now it’s a penny with a contract. So on and so on…