According to their sources, The Wall Street Journal says Amazon’s smartphone could enter production as early as late this year.
Lorraine Luk from The Wall Street Journal writes:
Amazon.com Inc. 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.
Could a smartphone from Amazon really compete with the iPhone? Amazon definitely has the power to put out a great device, but it the smartphone business already overcrowded?
Amazon’s tablet, the Kindle Fire hasn’t really given the iPad problems. Aside from all the rumors one this is for sure; if Amazon releases a smartphone, you can count on it having “FREE Super Saver Shipping.”