In 2011, Amazon caught the attention of the tech world when it unveiled the Kindle Fire. While the tablet isn't the sleekest, fastest or most powerful device on the market, it does have the benefit of Amazon's enormous library of resources behind it. Those resources include mountains of content and a cloud computing infrastructure that's the envy of many tech companies. So why not create a phone?
Amazon has already dipped its corporate toe in the smartphone market with the Amazon Appstore, a marketplace for Android apps. Considering the company's access to content like movies, music and books, it's easy to imagine Amazon launching a smartphone that can take advantage of tight integration with everything else Amazon has to offer.
It's not hard to imagine a phone that lets you buy everything from music to a full stereo system using Amazon as the retailer. There might even be a dedicated button just for making purchases. If Amazon does launch a smartphone, expect to see numerous articles and blog posts that dive into how impulse shopping has hit an all-time high.