Friday, November 18, 2011

Amazon.com Readying Smartphone for Next Year, Citigroup Says - Business - The Boston Globe

In addition to its primary function of looking up items in the Amazon catalog, perhaps it will also support phone calls…

Amazon.com Inc., seeking to build on its expansion into e-readers and tablets, is working on a smartphone that will go on sale in the fourth quarter of next year, according to Citigroup Inc.

The phone will be a midrange device that uses a processor from Texas Instruments Inc. and connectivity chips from Qualcomm Inc., said Mark Mahaney, a San Francisco-based analyst at Citigroup, citing research by Asian colleagues. The total list of components won’t exceed $100, he said.

Amazon.com Readying Smartphone for Next Year, Citigroup Says - Business - The Boston Globe

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