With the official release of Windows Phone 8, the first wave of smartphones based on the platform including HTC, Nokia and Samsung offerings are all set to release in the global market soon. Already, HTC has unveiled the Windows Phone 8 duo – 8X and 8S in India and 8X is available on pre-order for a price of Rs 35,032.
Also, the second set of Windows Phone 8 handsets including Huawei Ascend W1 and Ascend W2 are being rumored to be launched in early 2013. Huawei is not the only company rumored to launch their WP8 smartphones, but, Microsoft itself swirling in the online tech media for having its long rumored Surface smartphone en-route.
According a recent DigiTimes report, citing sources from upstream supply chain, Foxconn, the manufacturer of Apple's iDevices reportedly becomes the manufacturer of Microsoft and Amazon devices that are anticipated to be uncovered in mid-2013.
The report also states that Amazon has also chosen Foxconn to build its own smartphone. Amazon has so long been sticking onto tablets with the Kindle lineup, but, rumors have started making rounds on the web that the company is planning to step into the highly competitive smartphone arena in 2013.
However, there is no official confirmation from neither Foxconn, the Apple product manufacturer nor its subsidiary FIH manufacturing Nokia, Sony, ZTE, Huawei and Lenovo products.
Moreover, these reports add some evidence to an earlier report by Chinese website IT Home, claiming that the Microsoft smartphone has entered prodction at Foxconn.
Reportedly, the rumored Surface smartphone might have a display size between 4 to 5 inches and will run on Windows Phone 8 platform and the rumored Amazon smartphone is expected to run on Google's Android OS. Hence, the next year will see two smartphone debuts by tech titans.