According to sources with Bloomberg, Amazon.com is building a smartphone that would run on Google Android. Foxconn is working with Amazon on developing the phone.
Amazon considered acquiring wireless technology patents from InterDigital before they ended up selling to Intel for $375 million. Amazon is now talking to other companies for buying wireless patents.
Amazon also hired former Intellectual Ventures Management senior director of acquisitions Matt Gordon. Gordon will be general manage for patent acquisitions and investments at Amazon.