HTC to make Amazon phones,according to report
According to a report in The Financial Times, HTC and Amazon are working together on an upcoming smartphone. The article goes further to point that there are three different devices in the works, with one of them being in advanced stage of development.
Amazon has not responded to requests for comment on the report, though it stated that it has “no plans to offer a phone this year”. HTC’s chief of marketing Ben Ho also declined to comment on the Amazon partnership for the Amazon Phones, but said that the manufacture is “always exploring new opportunities”.
Amazon.com is developing smartphones with HTC Amazon Phones, putting it in a position to compete with Apple and Google, The financial times reported. One device is already is an advanced stage of development, the paper reported, citing a source. However, another source said Amazon had not confirmed their intentions. The device Amazon Phones is likely to be launched in 2014 if Amazon decides to proceed with the project, the newspaper said.
Amazon and HTC could not be immediately reached for comment. Speculation that Amazon will launch its own mobile devices with Amazon Phones has been around for years, In 2011, Citigroup said that Amazon would launch a smartphone in 2912 through a partnership with contract cellphone maker Foxconn international,
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