Rumor: Amazon’s Smartphone to Have a Color Screen

Still not the smartphone you are looking for.
Still not the smartphone you are looking for.

Its been some 16 days since Digitimes last invented a rumor about Amazon’s smartphone and today they’re back. According to unnamed sources, Amazon’s smartphone won’t have a a 4.3″ screen:

Amazon is reportedly going to use a 4.7-inch screen for its smartphone that is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2013, according to industry supply chain sources.

The company was previously considering a 4.3-inch screen but later scrapped the idea after witnessing increased demand for larger size screens among consumers, said the sources.

For a device that might not even exist, Digitimes sure does know a lot. They even have other sources that say the switch to a larger screen was the cause of the rumored production delay.

As much fun as it may be to repeat all this gossip, I am not sure I believe any of it. It is still far too likely that this whole family of rumors is just wishful thinking.

Do you know what I am waiting for? I want to see either a leaked product image (like the Kindle Paperwhite leaks from last August) or a report that a reliable tech blog has put their hands on the new device (like Techcrunch and the Kindle Fire in 2011).

Amazon has a certain pattern to their leaks. They have almost always dropped a hint of one kind or another to a major tech blog, and it’s always been an American tech blog. I think Amazon is likely to repeat this pattern because it works, and until they do I will take all Amazon hardware rumors with a grain of salt.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Dan27 March, 2013

    4.7″ paperwhite display phone? think of the battery savings!

    1. Smoley27 March, 2013

      I’d buy one. I’m not replacing my 5 y.o. flip-phone until I can find something that will have the same battery life.

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