Quick Note: Amazon Smartphone to be 4 to 5 Inches
July 11, 2012 10:33 AM
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The e-tailer is currently testing the device
Amazon entered the hardware arena with its Kindle e-readers back in 2007 and then the Kindle Fire in 2011. Now, its stepping into
the world of smartphones
-- and the spec rumors have only just begun.
Just last week, it was reported that Amazon was expected to release its first smartphone in November 2012. The e-tailer
is working with Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. to make the new device, and it is looking to compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone and Google's Android-powered phones.
The Wall Street Journal
, Amazon's new smartphone will have a 4 to 5-inch screen. This lands in the realm of the iPhone, which will now have a 4-inch screen, and Samsung's Galaxy S III, which is a bit on the larger side at 4.8 inches.
Amazon plans to release the new smartphone either later this year or early next year. The e-tailer is currently testing the device.
In addition to a smartphone, Amazon is also looking to release
the successor to its original Kindle Fire tablet
Some specs have already leaked, such as the 1280x800 resolution, an aspect ratio of 1.60 rather than 1.71, and a thinner, lighter frame. According to
, the new tablet should be released in late Q3 2012.
The Wall Street Journal
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7/11/2012 11:25:34 AM
it'll be interesting to see what amazon does with this. will they create a new platform, and compete head-to-head with android, iOS, and windows mobile?
or will they use a standard version of android and thus become an also-ran?
my guess is that they will try to position themselves as a media-centric phone company, with all of their media services integrated into the phone; but they will still use some sort of android-derived OS, like the kindle fire.
priced right (with enough data at low monthly prices... but who am i kidding?), this could be a real contender.
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