It has been rumored that a Kindle smartphone may be in development, reports Venture Beat.
That speculation has been rekindled with the announcement on Thursday that Amazon has acquired Ivona Software, the text-to-speech developer for Kindle Fire’s Voice Guide and Explore-by-Touch functionality. However, nothing concrete has been confirmed on a Kindle smartphone.
Forward-thinking and future-product development are the reasons proffered by Amazon for expanding on its technology capabilities, according to statement released by the high-tech giant. In other words … stay tuned.
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