"Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) is developing a smartphone that would vie with Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s iPhone and handheld devices that run Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android operating system, two people with knowledge of the matter said.Amazon Said to Plan Smartphone to Vie With Apple IPhone - Bloomberg
Foxconn International Holdings Ltd., the Chinese mobile- phone maker, is working with Amazon on the device, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private. Amazon is seeking to complement the smartphone strategy by acquiring patents that cover wireless technology and would help it defend against allegations of infringement, other people with knowledge of the matter said."
Friday, July 06, 2012
Amazon Said to Plan Smartphone to Vie With Apple IPhone - Bloomberg
Also see At least three Kindle Fire 2 tablets, one with 4G, on the way (CNet); this may be a contingency plan for Amazon, if it believes Google won't Play fair