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WSJ: Amazon might be working on a ‘phablet’

July 11th, 2012

Amazon is currently testing a smartphone with a display between 4 and 5 inches, a new report claims. Rumors swirled last week suggesting that Amazon is working on an own-brand smartphone, though details were limited. The Wall Street Journal chimed in on Wednesday morning, citing anonymous sources within Amazon’s supply chain in claiming that Amazon …

The Amazon phone: Likely an HTC killer, not an iPhone killer

July 9th, 2012

Much of the buzz around the speculative Amazon phone positions it as a rival to iPhone… which makes no sense. The Kindle Fire did not slow down the iPad 2 one iota, but its aggressive pricing damaged the sales prospects of struggling Android tablets. Amazon specced and priced the Kindle Fire specifically to avoid competition …

Amazon reportedly prepping a smartphone – will it cost more than the Kindle Fire tablet?

July 6th, 2012

Rumors that Amazon is working on an own-brand smartphone to compete with Apple’s iPhone and numerous devices based on Google’s Android platform were resurrected late Thursday. Citing multiple anonymous sources, Bloomberg reported that the Seattle, Washington-based retail giant has plans to extend its hardware business with an Amazon-brand smartphone that is currently in development with …