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Report: Amazon smartphone to have 4.7 inch screen

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Report: Amazon smartphone to have 4.7 inch screen
According to information from industry supply chain sources, Amazon has decided to go with a larger 4.7 inch screen for its oft-rumored smartphone. Originally, the on-line retailer and manufacturer of the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet had decided on using a 4.3 inch panel. But according to the report, the company has seen demand for larger sized screens which fueled its desire to make the change. Additionally, the report mentioned that the phone will be launched in the second quarter of 2013.

There is also some talk that Amazon is still working on enhancing the specs of the phone, although the sources did not reveal if this was the reason for the rumored delay in mass production of the device, which is now expected to start late in the second quarter or possibly later. If the revised specs don't delay production, the industry sources revealed that hiccups at Foxconn might cause a delay in the launch of the model. Recently, sources in the flat-panel supply chain also passed along talk that the smartphone was running late.

This report should be read with that grain of salt that you keep in your pocket for just such a situation, Ever since Amazon delivered its tablet in 2011, rumors of an Amazon phone have occasionally made the rounds.

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 27 Mar 2013, 00:03 2

1. KFear (Posts: 147; 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.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:41 1

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.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 09:55 1

10. rallyguy (Posts: 620; 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.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 19:50

16. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


posted on 27 Mar 2013, 14:22

15. p5yb0rg (unregistered)

I predict annoying ads all over the phone

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 00:04 1

3. lovenyc8 (Posts: 164; Member since: 13 Mar 2013)

not instersted

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 00:28 1

5. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

now, if only qualcomm would make their own "snapdragon" phone :)

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 12:31

11. dakota30312 (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)

Everybody has to have a "phone" these days....

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 01:28 1

6. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)

Only interested if it's easy to root. Not into the silk skin.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:16

7. funnyguy (banned) (Posts: 244; 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$.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 07:42 3

9. Aeires (unregistered)

Got hatred? Why yes, you do.

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 12:33 3

12. dakota30312 (Posts: 15; Member since: 27 Mar 2013)

Wow did you get fired from the Nexus assembly line??

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 13:18 1

13. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)

So you want android to fail? What then will Amazon and Samsung mooch from?

posted on 27 Mar 2013, 13:50

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.

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