Amazon smartphone in the works
By Nigel Chew
12 July 2012 – Not content with budget tablet market, it seems as though that Amazon is currently in the midst of venturing into the smartphone arena as well.
The Wall Street Journal reports the following:
“Amazon is working with component suppliers in Asia to test a smartphone, people familiar with the situation said, suggesting that the Internet retail giant, which sells the Kindle Fire tablet computers, is considering broadening its mobile-device offerings.
Officials at some of Amazon’s parts suppliers, who declined to be named, said the Seattle-based company is testing a smartphone and mass production of the new device may start late this year or early next year.”
Whether you choose to believe or not, there is no doubt that Amazon will be a major threat should it ever enter the smartphone market, as it already has an existing distributing and application ecosystem that can even rival Apple.