Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was grilled by both Charlie Rose and Jimmy Fallon last week about the potential of an Amazon smartphone, yet Amazon’s boss still remained mum.

But a report from Digitimes claims that Foxconn, the major manufacturer of iPhones, has received handset orders from both Amazon and Microsoft and is set to launch both devices in mid-2013.

This comes after a Wall Street Journal report earlier this month that noted Microsoft’s Asian suppliers developing an in-house smartphone.

Could we see both a Microsoft and Amazon smartphone as soon as next year? Would you consider buying one?

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  • meme72

    Can’t wait for all the fan boys to come unglued on this one!

  • guest

    Don’t really understand the MS play here. Nokia and even HTC are finally making some decent phones. So there doesn’t seem to be a need for a “north star” the way there was with the Surface tablet. The Amazon one I can sort of see. Although if they’re going to heavily discount that too, I wonder how much hardware they can afford to do this with. They’re not making much money as it is.

    • Guest

      Apple envy

  • ZunePhone

    Because it’s just plain funny, any talk about a Microsoft phone needs to have a link to the ZunePhone comedy video:

    • guest

      Get a life.

      • rob hammond

        pfft…that video was great, i needed a laugh today.

        • ZunePhone

          You’re most welcome, glad you enjoyed it!

  • Wtechrover

    After enjoying my Surface, I would love a Surface Phone. Like the one in the artist impression. Drool. Only the Lumia 920 (and partly the 8X) comes close as being as beautifull.

  • guest

    Because digitimes track record with rumors is SO bullet proof :-)

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