Online retailer Amazon may launch up to three smartphones of its own next year, collaborating with Taiwanese technology company HTC.
‘Kindle in smartphone form’
There have been rumours that Amazon is looking to sell its own smartphones ever since 2011, especially after the release of its very own tablet computer, the Kindle. Foxconn was the original prime candidate manufacturer, but HTC is now being featured heavily in these rumours. Amazon’s smartphones would operate on its own Fire OS platform, based on Android and currently being used for the Kindle.
All mentioned parties refused to comment. HTC is no stranger to collaborations as it has already created joint ventures with Google and Facebook.