A “smartphone” would give Amazon a wider range of devices to enhance its e-commerce strategy.
The company Amazon is working on his own “smartphone” with the Chinese factory Foxconn, and n an attempt to compete with companies Apple and Google . Foxconn is, as you know, the assembly and preparation center where all Apple products.
Amazon has become a leader in electronic commerce and it appears it can achieve the same objective in the field of mobile devices. First achieved great success with the Kindle, its electronic book, which has been around the world and has managed to harvest a large number of sales. In 2011, he ventured into the market of ‘tablets’ touch with your Kindle, a “tablet” to overshadow the iPhone at a price of $ 199. But Amazon wants to reach all corners of the mobile device industry. Sccording have confirmed two people related to the topic at Bloomberg, the U.S. company working with Foxconn , maker of the Kindle also-in its own smartphone. Amazon thus seek to gain a foothold in a market dominated by Apple, the iPhone, and Google with Android-powered smartphones.
In addition, a “smartphone” would give Amazon a wider range of devices at low prices to strengthen its e-commerce strategy. So far no Amazon spokesman has not confirmed or denied anything about this subject.Besides working on the new device, Amazon is also considering the purchase of patents to avoid litigation for infringement of the same . These patents are related to wireless technology devices and the selected operator is InterDigital. Amazon strengthened its patent strategy recently by hiring the former chief executive of Intellectual Ventures Management, Matt Gordon, a company that was founded by former Microsoft CTO, Nathan Myhrvold, and which has over 35,000 intellectual property assets . Gordon is managing director of acquisitions and investments in Amazon patent, EP reports.
Makers led by Samsung and Apple sold 398.4 million smartphones in the first quarter of this year, according to IDC.