The suggestion of an Amazon Kindle Phone is anything but new and there are still vast swathes of the tech-community that are expecting a release date to take place this very year. Word on the street is that the Kindle Phone will for all intents and purposes follow the exact same business model as the Kindle Fire, offering mid-level specs and features along with a heavily-tweaked version of Google’s Android OS for a quite stunningly low off-contract price.
Sadly however, the latest round of gossip from those claiming inside knowledge of the subject have suggested that the Kindle Phone release date has been significantly pushed back due to a series of unforeseen delays in the manufacturing process. Having originally been expected to launch over the summer months, it now looks as though the Kindle Phone won’t be with us until at least the fall…assuming of course it actually exists at all.
Nevertheless, when and where the Kindle Phone does touch down it is one of the few unannounced Smartphones not from Apple or Samsung that is a 100% guaranteed success story in the making…one of epic proportions. The reason for this is the way in which Amazon relies almost entirely on sales of content and other purchases in order to turn a profit, thus can get away with selling its Kindle hardware at rock-bottom prices for little to no gain.
As such, analysts expect that when the Kindle Phone launch date rolls around, we’ll be looking at an unlocked price-tag of no more than $249 for a device with specs and features not a far cry from the Samsung Galaxy S3 and perhaps even with a generous serving of 4G LTE data.
After all, they need to make sure we keep connected to keep their online store in business.