5 Things to Expect From an Amazon Smartphone: June Announcement
As mentioned, the smartphone market is brutally competitive right now, and between Samsung and Apple, buyers of premium smartphones are largely sewn up.
Samsung just released its Galaxy S5 (read our review here), but if Apple follows its past pattern of iPhone releases, it won’t announce the iPhone 6 until fall.
If Amazon can announce its own Amazon smartphone in June, it pre-empts the iPhone 6 announcement and may build enough buzz to actually eat into sales of Apple’s new smartphone in the fall.
And if Apple does the unexpected and announces the iPhone 6 at its June World Wide Developer’s Conference, Amazon would have the chance to steal some of Apple’s thunder by confirming its own Amazon phone.