I never bought a Kindle tablet, I went for a more traditional Android device, but when it comes to a phone I would be very interested in owing a Kindle phone, and hopefully the timings will work out nicely as I have a year left on my Blackberry contract… which won’t be getting re-newed, now that I have been introduced to the world of Android
Details of Amazon’s rumoured Kindle Phone, an Android-based smartphone designed to sit alongside the company’s Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablet family, have appeared online ahead of a rumoured launch in the summer. Amazon has enjoyed great success with its Kindle Fire tablets, using its position as a digital content seller to help reduce the cost of the devices by bundling its own storefront – and, if you want to save £10 on the purchase price, advertising content – onto the Android-powered devices – a plan it is apparently aggressively chasing. For months now, rumours have been circulating of plans to expand out of the tablet market and into smartphones – a move that would give Amazon presence in tablets, eReaders and the phone market.
- Amazon Android app store to open in 200 additional countries, could lead up to smartphone launch program (digitaltrends.com)
- Amazon Apps Expand to 200 Countries (dailyfinance.com)
- Amazon Buys Siri-Like Software, Ignites More Phone Rumors (hothardware.com)