Will they or won’t they? That has been the question about the long-rumored Amazon (AMZN) Phone. While Amazon has denied it in the past, the Wall Street Journal is reporting an Amazon smartphone prototype has been demoed to developers and that an announcement confirming the forthcoming Amazon phone could be made as soon as June.
Now that it has followed consumer electronics rivals like Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG) into tablets and the living room — via the recently launched Amazon Fire TV streaming box — it doesn’t seem like much of a stretch for the company to push into mobile phones, one of the decade’s biggest hardware categories.
An Amazon phone would be very late to the party, but it would still have the potential to shake up the Apple/Samsung (SSNLF) status quo.
Here are 5 things to expect from an Amazon smartphone.