Amazon smartphone could arrive in 2013

18th Dec 2012 | 12:01

Amazon smartphone could arrive in 2013

New partnership with Foxconn

A rumour which refuses to die is the Amazon phone, with fresh reports suggesting we could see the handset next summer.

According to industry sources who spoke to Taiwanese news site Cens, Amazon has signed a deal with Foxconn to manufacturer the online retailer's first smartphone.

Foxconn is one of the most well known Chinese manufacturers, famed for producing products such as the iPhone and iPad, and it reckons it will shift 5 million Amazon smartphones next year.


The report goes on to say the Amazon smartphone release date is expected to fall between the second and third quarters of 2013, and the handset could be a steal at $100-200 (around £60-120/AU$95-190).

No details on the hotly rumoured handset were provided, but if the Amazon phone does indeed exist we'd expect it to sport a highly modified version of Google's Android platform – following in the footsteps of the Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD.

There's no guarantee these latest reports are true, or if Amazon is even making a smartphone, but we wouldn't be overly surprised if the retailer sprung a handset on us next year.

We're just left thinking, what's going to arrive first, the Facebook phone or Amazon's smartphone?

From Cens via Android Central

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