Amazon planning for an Android smart phone

Being in the news lately for their new App store and new services, Amazon is in the limelight again. According to sources they are planning to launch a feature packed smart phone soon. Some photo leaks show that the smart phone sports a 4.3 inch screen and a solar panel at the back. Now that’s new. The smart phone is believed to be called the Blaze and will have Android Gingerbread onboard backed up by the Blaze UI.

amazon-phone-2 Here are the features: 

  • 4.3-inch Mirasol display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8660 processor
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 32GB of internal storage
  • 8GB microSD card included
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • 5MP rear camera
  • MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) port for both microUSB and microHDMI
  • DLNA connectivity
  • Possible NFC chip – we haven’t been able to confirm this, but given recent rumours, it’s a strong possibility
  • Bluetooth 2.1/3.0
  • GSM/HSPA+ on AT&T and possibly a Verizon variant, but we’re not sure yet
  • 9.25mm thick
  • 120g weight
  • 1700mAh Lithium Ion battery
  • Solar panel on battery cover

It seems Amazon is really getting into high gear and entering the big smart phone wars. We’ll keep you posted if or when the smart phone is officially launches.