WSJ: Amazon testing smartphone
rollout its next model in September or October. Expectations are that the 6th generation of Apple's iconic smartphone will offer a larger screen in the neighborhood of 4 inches and be powered by a quad-core A6 processor. Those familiar with Amazon's phone say the screen measures between 4-5 inches.
Amazon's debut in the mobile electronics business was a smashing success with the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet which was launched last November. While the tablet runs on Android, it does not use any Google applications and its owners, who pay just $199.99 for the device, purchase content, apps and cloud storage from Amazon. The sequel is expected out next month although there is some speculation that Amazon could release up to four versions of the tablet.