Daily: Amazon to release a smartphone in 2013

I have been predicting that Amazon would launch a smartphone in 2013 for some time. And now we have more evidence that this is going to happen. See my September post "Is the Amazon Phone a Boon or Threat for Google and Android?" for when I first broached this.
The reason asking about Google and Android was the most pertinent question was because it is clear that Amazon is a threat for iOS and the iPhone. They sell at cost. And that puts downward pressure on prices, which should be particularly worrisome to Apple since it is the most profitable manufacturer with the highest average selling price.
But Amazon uses a heavily-customised fork of the Android operating system, which makes Apps purchased on other Android phones also usable on Amazon's hardware. That's great for Amazon because it gi...

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