Report: Amazon smartphone to have 4.7 inch screen
0. phoneArena 26 Mar 2013, 23:43 posted on
The oft-rumored Amazon smartphone, said to be released in the second quarter of this year, is going to have a 4.7 inch screen according to the latest buzz from industry supply chain sources; the online retailer was allegedly working on a phone with a 4.3 inch screen, but scrapped that and went wit the larger panel after seeing the trend in the industry toward larger displays...
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1. KFear (Posts: 137; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)
Interesting. I'm sure that they would make a good product as their other branded products are well built and well received. I just hope it doesn't JUST run their simpler version of android. I'm sure it would be straight android with a lot of bloat that had to do with amazon, branding, and shopping links. I'm all for it, but i'm not sure i'd get one.
8. Aeires (unregistered)
I expect it to be just like the FIre, but in phone form with some phone embelishments. I'd be totally surprised if they made a non-forked version of Android, they stand to loose too much if they don't lock people into their ecosystem.
10. rallyguy (Posts: 541; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I would assume the same. They are only making this phone because like any company, they think they will make money. And Amazon makes money buy locking down it's device for their store only. I see it being a small Kindle that is also a phone. That's just me though. It's good to see they went to a 4.7 inch screen, that's a no brainer though to me.
16. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6408; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
ANDROID IS ON FIRE. THE ANDROID FIRE by Amazon
15. p5yb0rg (unregistered)
I predict annoying ads all over the phone
5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2440; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
now, if only qualcomm would make their own "snapdragon" phone :)
11. dakota30312 (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)
Everybody has to have a "phone" these days....
6. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
Only interested if it's easy to root. Not into the silk skin.
7. funnyguy (Posts: 234; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
Good Job Amazon.
Make those kowards at Google pay for being such LOSERS...
Android and the dirty policy of google that supports piracy , just because they don't have the balls to directly compete with Apple will back fire....
It's a shame that the kindle fire (one of largest selling Android devices) brings no money to Google, I hope soon Samsung will do what amazon did, create their own marketplace and tell google to go kick rocks.
Android is worth exactly the price that is being sold, 0.00$.
9. Aeires (unregistered)
Got hatred? Why yes, you do.
12. dakota30312 (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)
Wow did you get fired from the Nexus assembly line??
13. sprockkets (Posts: 1160; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
So you want android to fail? What then will Amazon and Samsung mooch from?
14. dakota30312 (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)
Sorry funnyguy I was just going to poke fun at ya but then I really looked at your comment....First to assume that amazon devices like the fire and new forth coming phone could survive without android as a base is naive at best. Amazon is a great, successful, and convenient online store for anything you would ever like to buy and that’s where it stops(for now)and amazon knows it and that is why there focus is on the market place but make no mistake under that glossy amazon store skin lies a poor android experience in my opinion.
However you may have spoken some truth with the Samsung comment I truly see Samsung trying to win itself off of the android system over time it's no wonder that there touch wiz is more present every year.