Foxconn prepping the conveyor belts for Microsoft and Amazon branded smartphones next year
0. phoneArena 27 Nov 2012, 05:57 posted on
Foxconn, the Apple and other smartphone brands assembler for hire, has reportedly received orders for putting together Microsoft and Amazon-branded handsets. Those vertically integrated phones are expected to hit the market by mid-2013, but if and when are they going to be announced is anyone's guess...
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1. MeoCao (unregistered)
Amazon follows Nexus revolution. Great news.
2. tigermcm (Posts: 607; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
hmmmm so do I need to start saving for my surface phone?
7. JC557 (Posts: 702; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
You mean you still haven't set up your "Awesome New Phone" money jar?
11. tigermcm (Posts: 607; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)
after I read a story of MS saying no to them making a surface I happily bought my 8X on Verizon looks like I do need the awesome new phone jar
8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
yup and surface phones are just gonna be too sweet to pass up if they take design cues from the surface tablet!
3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
I hope Foxconn don't assemble the Window's home button to iPhones by mistake...
4. darthinvader (Posts: 63; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
Microsoft said that they will enter into Hardware if their "partners" don't come up with exciting and cool stuff. Do they really think they can outdo Lumia 920 in terms of Innovation? That will be really hard.. :)
5. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
it will be a tough order, lets face it the 920 is one of the only phones to bring something new to the table this year ( others been 808, note etc)
but i think the surface phone will be its own selling point, the fact its direct wp8 phone like google's nexus. and google/lg havent outdone competitor phones like the s3/note 2/driod dna yet it still sells
if microsoft in someway keep some exclusivity to there phone say updates first etc then it will more then likely sell without the need to compete with the 920.
nexus 4 no innovation just first for updates and people want it, maybe microsoft can pull of the same trick although i would like to see them go the other way and bring some new features and innovation
6. Thephonegeek (Posts: 118; Member since: 22 Nov 2012)
Why aren't they making their own smartphone?
9. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
i dont really know what will amazon has to offer if they will make a phone for themselves... but it would be nice for them to join though! i like their UI actually... and would love to see it on a phone size (hopefully 4.3 or 4.5 will be a good size)
but im more excited on surface phone!!! it will be, and might be, the none plastic (disregard ativ s) WP... i like the magnesium finish of the surface and would love to see it on a phone size!!!