eBay apps for the Amazon Fire smartphone

By Chris Dawson July 28, 2014 - 6:25 am

Although the Amazon Fire Phone is a highly optimized version of Android tweaked to make everything you do based around Amazon products and services, they’ve been unable to completely ignore their arch rival eBay.

eBay on AmazonYou (if you live in the US and can buy a Fire Phone in the first place) can now download an eBay app, PayPal app and StubHub app from the Amazon app store.

I imagine eBay wasn’t top of Jeff Bezos’ mind when he created the Fire Phone but it would be suicide for Amazon to block eBay apps on the device – if people can’t get the apps they want no one will buy the Fire Phone in the first place. I would just love to be a fly on the wall the first time a user presses the “Mayday” button and asks for help to buy something on eBay!

Comments are closed.

Recent Comments

1 hour ago
northumbrian: sorry this guy needs to be on his game not given a chance lots of ...
12 hours ago
Alan Paterson: He has only been with ebay a few months. Lets give the guy a chance...
14 hours ago
ifellow: Been saying that for 10 years. Rate rise wont affect inflation, because its not too...
21 hours ago
Alan Paterson: Yes, but it is a percentage. 99.4% is still OK. Remember they have sold over...
21 hours ago
Alan Paterson: @James above. Complete non-sense. Our business is doing just fine and we follow ebay rules....