Rumor: Amazon to announce a phone at tomorrow’s press conference

Tomorrow is a big day for Amazon. While we know that the company is planning on announcing some new Kindles, including the successor to the popular Kindle Fire, the guys at The Verge are reporting that Amazon is also planning on showing off the smartphone that they’ve been working on.

According to sources, the phone will run on a modified version of Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and will feature Nokia Maps as the location solution. Amazon is not allowed to use any of Google’s services (Gmail, Maps, Talk, etc.) on its Kindle Fire because it uses a modified version of Android.

This is not the first time that we’ve heard about Amazon working on a phone. It’s definitely the first time we’re hearing about the giant online retailer showing off the phone.

According to the source, the phone is unfinished, so if it is shown off, not many details will be revealed.

What do you guys think about an Amazon phone? I think it’s a great idea for Amazon. They can offer it at a loss, just like they do with the Kindle Fire and make up for it by selling digital content.

Tomorrow is right around the corner. I guess we’ll be finding out soon.

Source: 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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