The top nine best-selling smartphones are all Android devices at the online retailing giant.
Amazon is a pretty good bellwether of consumer technology trends in the US because Amazon carries just about every electronic product available to American shoppers. Their top sellers list is a good indication of what is selling well and what isn’t.
But Amazon AMZN also carries mobile phones from all of the big four US carriers. Just about every make and model, with the notable exception of Apple’s AMZN iPhone (a strange omission because Amazon carries both AT&T T smartphones and Apple iPods) can be purchased from Amazon.
But the discounts aren’t specific to Android as Blackberries, Nokias, Palms and Windows Mobile devices can all be found at ‘lower than carrier’ prices. Amazon also throws in $5 music gift card in on smartphone purchases and offers VerizonVZ customers $30 off their first phone bill.
It should be noted that most corporate purchases are made directly from the carriers so that segment of the market is under-represented by Amazon’s lists. BlackBerries, as an example, are most often purchased by corporate customers.