Last week a rumour circulated from JessicaLessin.com which said that “people familiar with the Amazon’s efforts” have reported that the company plans to not only manufacture their own smartphone but that they’re looking into ways to provide the phone to customers for free. Yesterday however an Amazon spokesperson denied the rumours.
In a statement sent to AllThingsD this weekend an Amazon spokesperson said “We have no plans to offer a phone this year, and if we were to launch a phone in the future, it would not be free,”. Nothing more was said on the situation and Amazon have cleverly neither confirmed or denied whether they’ll be launching a phone.
Would you dive into a Kindle Phone? I’m not sure Amazon’s app store quite has the ecosystem it would need to survive just yet. I’d like to know your thoughts, leave a comment below!