Amazon phone rumors have been floating around for quite some time, but today is the first time that a rumor has suggested that HTC will be building the devices for Amazon. According to the Financial Times, one phone is already in an “advanced stage of development,” with a total of three devices scheduled for launch in 2014. No information has been released regarding hardware specifications, but previous Amazon phone rumors suggest that one of the phones may be equipped with a holographic display.
While Amazon has succeeded in carving out a good chunk of the Android tablet market by selling its Kindle Fire devices at or near cost, it’s unclear if the strategy can be replicated in the smartphone space since most consumers in the Unites States purchase subsidized smartphone through service providers.
Do you think an Amazon phone made by HTC will have an impact on the global smartphone market?