It’s a sure thing that Amazon will deliver some sort of Android device in the near future. Nobody is sure whether it will be a tablet or a phone. Nobody is sure which hardware manufacturer will be making the device. Nobody except GDGT’s Peter Rojas, that is. He recently wrote:
It’s something of an open secret that Amazon is working on an Android tablet and I am 99% certain they are having Samsung build one for them.
All the pieces are there for Amazon. The company has its own Android store, video-on-demand service, and streaming music service. It’s already the leader in digital book sales. The company has an opportunity to shake up the mobile market by offering a comparatively cheap tablet, selling it at cost or at a loss and then making up for it with sales of digital apps, movies, TV shows, music, and books.
If Amazon releases an Android tablet by Samsung this summer, would you be interested in buying one?