Amazon has grown a lot since it’s early days. It ventured in to hardware manufacturing with Kindle e-readers and made a name for itself. It ventured in the tablet industry with Kindle Fire which went on to become the most sold Android tablet around the world. Amazon has the potential to be a good manufacturer of such devices. The company also agrees with it, because reportedly Amazon is developing a new smartphone that is set to rival the likes of Android smartphones and the ever so magnanimous, Apple iPhone.
The Kindle Fire is an amazing mid-range tablet. It has garnered so much success that Apple is believed to be developing an iPad Mini just to grab mid-range tablet market share. Regardless of the fact that Kindle Fire runs a heavily modified version of Android OS, it is still the most sold Android tablet. Though the Kindle Fire has a new competitor. Google Nexus 7 is set to rival Amazon’s tablet with it’s quad-core processor, HD display and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
News outlet Bloomberg cites sources familiar with the matter that Amazon is working on a new smartphone. The reason why it is venturing in the smartphone market is because Amazon believes it’s product can rival the best Android phones and the iPhone. Therefore the company is filtering wireless related patents so that when it’s product comes out, it can be free of any patent violations that might result in tedious lawsuits.
Amazon is reportedly collaborating with Foxconn International for manufacturing of this smartphone. Foxconn manufactures Apple devices as well gaming consoles such as Xbox 360 and a lot more. Foxconn also manufactures the Amazon Fire. Foxconn’s credibility as a manufacturer is outstanding. The finer details of this smartphone are yet to surface. It is not known what processor this device will run on, or what size is the display going to be. It is only known that this smartphone will run a heavily modified version of Android OS, just like the Kindle Fire.
I am sure most people would be wondering whether or not the market needs another smartphone. Furthermore, many would be wondering how Amazon’s offering would stack up against the iPhone, which has now become a yardstick against which all smartphones are measured. I personally believe that Amazon can pull it off, they surely did with the Kindle Fire. If they perfect the art of synergy between their devices like Kindle Fire tablet and the upcoming smartphone, it could do wonders for the company and for the sales of it’s products.