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Report: Amazon Said To Plan Smartphone To Vie With Apple iPhone

     
11:31 pm on Jul 6, 2012 (gmt 0)

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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.


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It makes a lot of sense on so many levels - Amazon has the retail presence to truly compete with Apple, they can very quickly build a digital marketplace, and they can heavily subsidize hardware themselves without going to carriers. I'm surprised it took so long.
1:17 am on July 11, 2012 (gmt 0)

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Seems to be a natural progression for Amazon. Everyone wants to be in hardware these days.

When does eBay wake up?
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While it may be a wise move technologically speaking, I do not trust them. In all seriousness, would they only allow their products to appear in shopping results?

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In the top ten list for brands that will dissappear in, RIM, maker of Blackberry, made number 4.

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Of what will buy them out:
The Wall Street Journal recently reported “outright buyers could include Asian handset makers like HTC Corp or online retailer Amazon.com Inc. which has jumped into the tablet business.”