Rumors of an Amazon-branded 'Kindle Phone' are solidifying, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that suppliers are testing components already. But would an Amazon phone make sense for customers?
An Amazon smart phone -- call it the Kindle Phone -- might be more than a rumor.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that Amazon's component suppliers are testing a phone with a screen somewhere between 4 and 5 inches, citing those ubiquitous "people familiar with the situation." Add this to last November's rumor that Amazon would release a handset in the fourth quarter of 2012, and a separate Bloomberg report last week that Amazon was working on a phone with Foxconn (Apple's supplier for iPhones and iPads), and it's hard not to wonder if we might see a Kindle Phone within the next year.
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