The Kindle Fire Tablet runs on Android, but a heavily modified version, and it’s speculated that Amazon will go the same route with a smartphone. The CEO of Skyhook recently commented that a “major” new Android that is outside of the Google Play ecosystem would be launching this year. The Amazon smartphone could be just that phone.
With Amazon running its own Android appstore, a smartphone would fit into their operation nicely. There’s no information available that would point to a possible release date.
via The Verge