Amazon is Developing a Smartphone to Rival the iPhone?
Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone to rival the iPhone and other Android devices, according to Bloomberg.
Foxconn International Holdings Ltd. (2038), the Chinese mobile- phone maker, is working with Amazon on the device, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private. Amazon is seeking to complement the smartphone strategy by acquiring patents that cover wireless technology and would help it defend against allegations of infringement, other people with knowledge of the matter said.
Another recent report said Amazon was planning a refresh of its Kindle Fire tablet in order to better compete with the Nexus 7 tablet and the rumored iPad mini.