Amazon to Launch a Windows Phone?November 18, 2011 3 Comments
I am completely shocked as I write this. First of all I was taken a bit back when I heard the news that Amazon is reportedly was working closely with Foxconn Technologies to make a mobile phone.
Taipei-based Kevin Chang, Citiâ€™s hardware research analyst, believes Amazon will have a smartphone ready to be launched in the fourth quarter of 2012.
â€œWe view this as the next logical step for Amazon,â€ explained Citiâ€™s investment research analysts, â€œwith the clear success of the Kindle e-Reader over the past 3 years, and Kindle Fire possibly succeeding in the low-priced tablet market [â€¦] we continue to believe Amazon has now set its eyes on the mobile (and tablet) media and product consumption frontier.â€
After a bit of thinking, I thought to myself… oh ok this kind of makes sense. Then I read the next part of Forbes article.
Channel checks suggest the Amazon smartphone will have a 4-inch touch panel display, an 8 mega pixel camera, and adopt a Microsoft operating system.Â The phone will probably run on a Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor and Qualcommâ€™s dual mode 6-series standalone baseband.
What? Amazon is rumored to be working on a Windows Phone? Doesn’t sound right since their new tablets are running on Android already but could Amazon be working on a Windows Phone?
Â Only time will tell…Tags: amazon, Amazon Windows Phone, Smartphone, Windows PhoneNews