Washington, July 7 (ANI): Amazon, known for its Kindle Fire tablet, is planning to build its own smartphone, according to a report.
A Bloomberg report, citing people familiar with knowledge of the matter, said that Amazon would be developing Android devices.
Sources also claimed that the new devices would be developed by Foxconn, the biggest manufacture of Apple iPhones.
According to The Washington Post, the smartphone market comes with its own additional difficulties, namely dealing with carrier partners.
For its Kindle readers, Amazon has bought service from cellular networks in bulk, which is slightly different than the way most smartphone makers get service for their devices.
According to the paper, another major issue is competition as the tablet market is very different from the smartphone market.
Amazon was able to waltz in with the Kindle Fire at a price point it picked because there were few standout options in that part of the market. (ANI)