According to recent reports, it looks like Amazon is planning to launch an Android-based gaming and entertainment device. And it will be affordable at a price of under $300. We can expect it sometime in 2014. The as yet unnamed device will offer access to entertainment for music, movies, and television, as well as have gaming capabilities. Th device is designed by Amazon’s technical subsidiary, Lab 126, which is also responsible for the company’s Kindle devices.
Supposedly, it’s powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor. Some prospective publishers have already been introduced to the hardware, and have seen it demoed with popular mobile games. Apparently, the prototype unit is similar to the PSone in size. It’s gray in color, oblong in shape, and with sharp edges. It will likely get a design makeover before it’s ready for production, making it prettier and more welcoming.
Amazon will price the machine competitively, below $300. Lately Amazon has been looking to hire developers with serious background in the game industry for its Amazon Game Studios. Now things are making sense. What do you think about a device like this? Would you be interested?
Source Phone Arena