Rumor: Amazon working with Foxconn to launch smartphone in Q4 2012

By Leeky
Jul 6, 2012
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  1. Late last year rumors pointed at the possibility that Amazon was considering entering the smartphone market with the aim to release a handset in time for Christmas 2012. At the time the e-retailer was linked with Chinese manufacturing giant Foxconn…

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  2. Don't break any of Apple's or Samsung's patents they will come after you.
  3. Tanstar

    Tanstar TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 194   +18

    I was going to post, "So Apple can immediately sue them", but you beat me to the idea :)
  4. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,731   +288

    yey, a touch screen ebook with phone and app features on the side!
    no but seriously, I want to see how this turns out.
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    The million dollar question for Foxconn: Is Amazon the kind of company that will stab you in the back?
  6. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 184   +6

    It's not surprising they teaming with Foxconn seeing as they manufacturer virtually everything out there. They themselves manufacture the iphone, all 3 generation gaming consoles consoles, many many motherboards and ram, virtually every HP branded item.
  7. It's IS surprising they're teaming with Foxconn seeing as they don't manufacturer virtually everything out there. They themselves don't actually manufacture the iphone, any 3 generation gaming consoles consoles, any many motherboards or ram, or any HP branded items. Otherwise I agree totally.
  8. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 184   +6

    errr I think you find they do full assemble and manufactur the wii, playstatation3, xbox360, around 70 percent of HP/Compaq hardware, a large majority of the Apple hardware from pods to pads. Do you research bud.
  9. Emexrulsier

    Emexrulsier TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 184   +6

    Oh and a small quote for you

    "Foxconn is primarily an original design manufacturer, and its clients include major American, European and Japanese electronics and information technology companies. Notable products which the company manufactures include the iPad, iPhone, Kindle, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360."

    They are also contracted for the Wii U.


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