2013 is all about bang-for-buck in the Smartphone world, which is what makes right now the opportune moment to push for an early Kindle Phone release date. Rumors surrounding Amazon’s fabled Smartphone seemed to dry up a while back and we were beginning to wonder whether such a launch would ever happen, but a certain change in personnel has once again breathed new life into the gossip-mongers of the world and the Kindle Phone might be looking more certain than ever before.
Roughly summed-up, a certain Mr. Charlie Kindel who used to be one of the mobile-tech kingpins at Microsoft has been scooped up by Amazon – and he’s teased online that he’s “working on something wonderful.”
In addition, he’s also looking to hire a team which includes mobile developers and testers, again suggesting that his new position could be as head-honcho behind the long-rumored Amazon Kindle Phone.
Talk of a possible Kindle Phone launch has been swirling around ever since Amazon announced the original Kindle Fire release date back in 2011…which feels like an eternity ago. From alleged contracts with Foxconn to the consideration of new OS pastures, the Kindle Phone has had pretty much every rumor in the book thrown at it at one stage or another.
However, what makes the idea as a whole so different from almost every other of its kind is the way in which an Amazon Kindle Phone is, if handled appropriately, an absolute rock-solid guaranteed success story in the making. If Amazon is able to condense the Kindle Fire experience into a pocket-sized package with the same low price and free from contractual obligations, they’ll be unleashing a beast that millions have been crying out for.
And in a year where bang-for-buck means more than ever and has in large overtaken gimmicks, raw power and brain-melting specs on paper, 2013 could be the Kindle Phone’s year.