Amazon.com said that they have no plans to launch a smartphone this year. JessicaLessin.com wrote a report over the weekend saying that Amazon has plans to launch a smartphone for “free,” but this is simply not true.
?We have no plans to offer a phone this year, and if we were to launch a phone in the future, it would not be free,? Amazon said in a statement to AllThingsD.
Amazon.com has been rumored to be working on a smartphone device for a while now as part of a plan to expand from the Kindle Fire tablets. Since there are so many companies that are developing mobile devices, Amazon.com would likely need to find a creative way to distinguish themselves.