If Amazon was after some free press last week, they definitely got a lot of it with the rumors that they were not just working on building their own phone, but that they’d also offer this device for free to Amazon Prime customers. We all know about the benefits of paying Amazon $80 a year in advanced, and it did make sense for the company to give a smartphone a try given their Android app store.
Sadly, an Amazon spokes person just came on record with the Wall Street Journal, and confirmed that the company is definitely not planning on building a phone in 2013. They also [...]
We’ve heard tons of rumors regarding an Amazon phone for the last couple of years. It still hasn’t become a reality, and many of us believe it has to do with Amazon’s closed business model, which has only proven to be mildly good on their tablet offerings as a strategy. Now, once you start noticing that Charlie Kindel, former General Manager of the Windows Phone developer platform, show up for work at Amazon on Monday, and being in charge of a secret program, rumors get good.
This is the first time we see Amazon actually hiring a high-caliber executive from any [...]