Fire Phone Is a Reaction to Steve Jobs: Kedrosky

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June 18 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky and Bloomberg's Cory Johnson discuss the challenges facing Amazon's new Fire Phone. They speak with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Are you going to buy it?

It is lack of sleep more than anything.

I don't know if i will buy it.

I have come close to moving off the iphone.

I don't do gadget reviews.

No one should do what i do personally.

I am interested.

We have our own personal experiences.

I think that the phone has the potential to be very important for the business the cousin of the trends in mobile, the things that amazon does, and the way they are trying to grow their business.

Are there any challenges the phone is going to face we haven't talked about, security or malware?

I mean, not that we know.

This is a pork version of android similar to the one on the kindle fire, which is good and bad.

From the knowledge standpoint it is no worse off than any other version of android.

On the other side, it would mean because it is a another version, there'll be fewer apps available.

That is a big part of it.

In a sense this is just a reaction to steve jobs deciding years ago that he was going to charge a tax on everything sold on the iphone.

This is jeff bezos' reaction to a four-year program.

Only steve jobs can make jeff bezos this crazy.

What you think steve jobs would say about this phone?

I think he would be dismissive of it.

It doesn't bring a lot to the table and doesn't change the iphone outlook.

I think he would be as dismissive as steve jobs gets.

All right.

Paul kedrosky, thank you.

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