[Rumor] Amazon's Mythical Smartphone Might Finally Come in 2014

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    Although I definitely wouldn't hold out too much hope of this actually happening, another rumor has cropped up suggesting Amazon will finally be ready to make their move into the mobile smartphone arena later this year. This latest intel comes from DigiTimes and claims that several supply chain manufacturers are ramping up production on a smartphone for Amazon. Here's a quote with the scoop,

    Sound off if you think it's a good idea for Amazon to jump in this already crowded and stifled mobile phone market.

    Source: DigiTimes
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    If it does finally get released, I guess they'll sell it cheap and have it's software neutered like the Kindle Fire. As in, it can't get to the playstore so all apps and purchases have to go thru amazon.
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    The amazon app store sucks. Most commonly used apps aren't available. To get 1/2 the apps we use, I had to root the kindle fire. I'm boycotting Amazon until they change their ways.