Amazon, the Gadget Maker?

By  |  Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at 11:46 am

Amazon may have got a taste of gadget success with its hugely popular Kindle, and that may lead to more products coming out of the company, Nick Bilton writes for the New York Times’ Bits blog. The company is currently doing a significant amount of hiring in its Lab 126 division (that’s where the Kindle was made), and insiders say its just not new Kindles they’ll all be working on.

According to Bilton’s sources, the company has already looked into producing MP3 players, portable electronics, and even an Amazon phone. The phone is probably the biggest stretch for them, but hasn’t been 100% ruled out just yet. Either way, the company’s moves are all about protecting its position in the digital content space. Guess they’re just not all about books anymore, eh?

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  1. Tom B Says:

    Is it April 1st already? An Amazon MP3 player? Maybe it would have a needle and a vinyl disc with grooves to hold the encoded sound?

    BTW: I'm still waiting for actual NUMBERS to indicate the Kindle is selling. All I hear are vague assurances from Bezos.