Updated 20 Jun, 2013, 5:32 pm IST
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Is an Amazon Smart Phone on the Way?
As if the smart phone field wasn't crowded enough already, now Amazon may be getting into the game. Bloomberg reports that the e-commerce giant is working with FoxConn International to develop a handheld device in a move to challenge Apple's i-Phone and numerous other smart phones that run Google's Android operating system. The company is also said to be looking to acquire patents that cover wireless technology, though a spokesman for Amazon declined to comment. Adding a smart phone to its existing lineup of Kindles and Kindle Fire tablets would give Amazon one more device to help expand its core market for digital books, music and movies. Though it may be just a bit late to try to win over the millions and millions of happy and loyal i-Phone and Android users out there.