At a press event on Thursday, Amazon is widely expected to launch both an updated Kindle Fire tablet as well as a new e-ink reader. Those may only prepare the stage for an Amazon smartphone, however. Sources tell The Verge that Amazon will show off a smartphone of its own that follows the same strategy as the Kindle Fire: Use Google’s Android platform as a software base and build your own interface to sell goods on it. Alleged details are slim, but what has surfaced makes sense: Android 4.0 and Nokia Maps for location services. Read the full story at Giga OM.
With rumored phone, Amazon wants to be on all screens
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).