Rumor: Amazon is working on its own smartphone to compete against the iPhone and other Android phones

According to a new report by Bloomberg, Amazon could soon be releasing a smartphone of their own. Not much is known about the device at the moment, but it’s obvious that Amazon plans to compete against Apple’s iPhone and the plethora of Android devices that are currently available for consumers to purchase.

Based on the report, Amazon is working with Foxconn on the production of the phone. In addition, they’re in the market for some patents to help protects itself down the road for when other companies come knocking for money, in the name of patents.

Not much is known about the phone but it wouldn’t be a shocker if the phone ran modified version of Android, just like the Kindle Fire. The ecosystem for the smartphone is already there. You have the Amazon appstore for apps, MP3 store, ebooks, movies, and more. By offering the smartphone, they will be able to sell their digital content to more people.

in addition to a smartphone, Amazon is planning on releasing the successor to the less-than-a-year-old Kindle Fire sometime this July or August.

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Source: Bloomberg | via The Verge

Jonathan converted to the Android platform from Blackberry with the original Motorola Droid. He currently has a Samsung Galaxy Nexus complete with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on Verizon Wireless, a Motorola Xoom, and a Kindle Fire. Besides keeping up with Android news, he enjoys spending time with his family, gaming, reading, and computers. Google+

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