According to a Bloomberg report, Amazon is making plans for its own smartphone. The phone would compete with Apple’s iPhone and it will run Google’s Android system.
Amazon has not commented yet, but anonymous sources say the company is acquiring patents that cover wireless technology and would help it defend against allegations of infringement.
A smartphone would give Amazon a wider range of low-priced hardware devices that bolster its strategy of making money from digital books, songs, and movies.
The company shook up the tablet market with the $199, 7-inch Kindle Fire. Will it be able to make a dent into the smartphone market?
Anyone willing to take a stab at the name?
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