Amazon, Chasing Apple, Samsung, May Enter Smartphone Market
Amazon.com, in another move beyond its retail roots, plans to release a smartphone in September, The Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The long-rumored device would thrust Amazon into the highly competitive smartphone market currently dominated by Samsung and Apple. The company would introduce the new phone in June, and it would begin shipping in the fall, unnamed sources told the Journal. We've asked Amazon for confirmation and will update if we hear back. As reported previously, the same sources said the phone would try to stand out in the crowded market by including 3-D technology.