Imagine, for instance, an Amazon phone with no monthly voice-plan requirement, fair pricing on data plans and unlimited text messaging. It could conceivably cost half what an iPhone does per month, running on the same AT&T LTE network. And this would help Amazon win with its customers and turn gadgets into services.
If — if — Amazon shipped a phone, maybe it would be more akin to Amazon’s version of an iPod touch but with a cellular data connection. 250MB of data per month may seem like little for a tablet, but that’s a decent amount for a phone (I use just around that on my iPhone). Imagine a data plan for your mobile phone that was $50/year? Wowzers.