Can Amazon Succeed Where Google, Apple Failed in Transforming Mobility?

After transforming tablet computing, Amazon could turn business models for wireless mobility on its head with a rumored Kindle Phone offering.

Amazon has long been rumored to be eyeing the smartphone market after having launched its Kindle Fire tablet based on a forked version of Google’s Android operating system, and now there is chatter that Amazon is looking to do what no others before it have even attempted. The move by Amazon to introduce the Kindle […]

Amazon Reportedly Buys Siri Competitor Evi

Evi

A report from TechCrunch claims that Amazon recently purchased Evi, a Siri-like service that works on both Android and iOS. Evi uses Nuance voice recognition technology in combination with the True Knowledge natural language search engine to give iOS and Android users voice search. Like Siri, the app can answer questions and help users find […]

Amazon Reportedly Working on 4.7-inch Kindle Smartphone

Amazon Smartphone - Kindle Phone

New rumors say Amazon will release a Kindle smartphone sometime this year with a 4.7-inch display. Citing “supply chain sources” DigiTimes notes that Amazon’s smartphone may come out sometime during the second quarter of 2013. The rumor would place the smartphone’s release sometime between April 1 and June 30, 2013. Amazon may miss that window, […]

‘Major’ Non-Google Android Smartphone Coming This Year

'Major' Non-Google Android Smartphone Said to Be Coming This Year

Skyhook Wireless CEO Ted Morgan says that his company will be part of a “major” non-Google Android smartphone launch at some point this year, however, now, it’s unclear as to who the company behind the launch actually is. Morgan, in comments to Technology Review, stated that Skyhook is going to play a big role in […]

5 Things the Amazon Phone Needs to Succeed

Kindle Fire

Earlier today, Citigroup’s research department concluded through supply channel checks that Amazon is likely going to be launching its own smartphone during the fourth quarter of 2012. They believe it will run Texas Instrument’s OMAP 4 processor and it will be manufactured by Hon Hai’s TMS business group, the same company that makes Amazon’s Kindle. Obviously, […]