Is Amazon Looking To Develop Its Own Smartphone
Still, Amazon has the connections. It knows how to produce inexpensive hardware, and it could easily tap into Foxconn's supply chain to keep the goods coming. Amazon also has a wicked ecosystem of apps and media, and could perhaps use an ad-subsidized model to make devices even more affordable for users. Strangely, the report also mentions that it could be about more than just making a phone: it could be able using this as an excuse to acquire patents that cover wireless technologies, in order to avoid the legal battles that companies like HTC and Samsung are facing versus Apple.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos waves the Kindle Fire, is smaller screen action next?
There's no word just yet on what the size of the eventual phone would be, nor if Amazon has plans to ship multiple form factors. Still, it's an interesting proposal; now, is Amazon in the running to acquire Nokia and / or RIM? Hmm.