According to Bloomberg, Amazon is developing a smartphone that will compete with iOS and Android devices. Amazon is reportedly working with Foxconn to make this device reality. Foxconn also manufactures many of Apple’s mobile devices, including the iPhone and iPad.
Amazon surprised everyone when they announced the Kindle. Their Kindle Fire with a 7-inch display is a cheap but high-quality tablet with a customized software based on Android. It wouldn’t be a big leap from this into an actual phone. Media and books will most probably be the focus of Amazon’s phone too.
There’s no word for now on when we will actually see the “Kindle Phone” announced.