Amazon is taking their works to the next step by making a smartphone according to Bloomberg. They released their first tablet, the Kindle Fire, back during the Holiday season of 2012. The Kindle Fire was known for is cheap price point of $199. I would say it was successful, and was the most talked about tablet alongside the iPad. So if they release a smartphone, will they have the same outcome? We will see.
At this point in the game Apple and Samsung dominate the market. During these past few years Nokia,HTC, and various others have lost popularity. So it sparks a thought, will Amazon be able to barge in and release a top selling smartphone? Its surely possible, and if Amazon is even thinking about it, they must have a brilliant plan in thought.
Foxconn, the Chinese computing manufacturing company, is expected to be contracted to produce the devices. This is Apples main business partner if you were wondering. And the operating system will be based off of Android, as is the Kindle Fire, but modifications will be completed.
The seriousness behind Amazon’s alleged phone comes with the technology patents supposedly they filed to help stop infringement allegations.
A similar selling strategy behind the Kindle Fire is expected. The phone will be cheap to purchase, but Amazon hopes to obtain profits back from the books, movies, and songs sold.
The last time we heard Amazon was in the works of a phone was during November. Mark Mananey, a CitiGroup analyst, predicted the phone would be released in 2012 using the Android operating system with a price of around $200.
Could Amazon pull off releasing a successful phone at this point in the game?