Follow-up for the news that Amazon will release a free smartphone – the company has denied the speculations
The news about the possibility for Amazon to introduce a new smartphone, free of charge evoked a lot of discussions and predictions. The source of the information was journalists, previously working for WSJ. According to them Amazon in planning to release a smartphone that will not sell with profit, similar to the way the company sells its Kindle Fire tablets. The benefits for the retailer come from the content, the apps and the cloud storage that Amazon sells. The idea doesn’t seem impossible.
However plans of Amazon are different and the company did not wait for long to make an announcement regarding the speculations. The answer to the retailer is that it will not launch a smartphone within 2013. The spokesman of Amazon especially said that if the company releases a smartphone in future, it will certainly not be free of charge. So those of you who got excited by the previous news might be a bit disappointed. Something that might make you feel better is the rumor that Amazon is working on developing a 3D smartphone. You will not need special glasses or equipment to use it. The device is rumored to features a retina-tracking technology. Users will be able to see images floating above the display. There are predictions that the technology might enable users to control images via their eyes.
The statement by Amazon pretty much puts a closure to the story, at least for now. What we learned so far is that the company does have plans to release a smartphone, but it will not be free of charge and it will most likely bring something extraordinary to stand out from the crowd. Our predictions include a very significant next year for Amazon when we are about to see some new products, may be a smartphone and new services by the company. What are your expectations for Amazon?