“A day before Amazon’s expected announcement of a new 3-D smartphone, ISI Group analyst Brian Marshall said that Apple doesn’t need to worry,” Kristin Cwalinski reports for CNBC.

“‘We actually think the impact on of an Amazon smartphone on the iPhone would be the same impact say that a Kindle Tablet Fire HD on the iPad, i.e., not that much,’ he Tuesday on CNBC’s ‘Fast Money,'” Cwalinski reports. “‘There’s probably not a large chance of this actually taking away from the iOS sub base—the installed base — I think it’s much more likely it would be taking away from other Android franchises,’ he added.”

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MacDailyNews Take: An Amazon smartphone. Because nothing says “quality user experience” more than a pretend iPhone from an online retailer running a skinned, derivative OS from a search engine/online advertising firm.

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