The fabled Amazon smartphone is looking less camp fire tale and more realistic possibility. First, sources spouted its existence in overseas supply chains, and then we heard the device was already being tested. Now, the online retailer has reportedly poached a member of the Windows Phone division to assist with its unannounced endeavors. Coincidence?
According to AllThingsD, Robert Williams, a 15-year Microsoft vet who recently worked as senior director of business development for Windows Phone, started a position as director of Amazon’s app store on Thursday. Williams’s appointment follows that of Brandon Watson, who previously worked as senior director of Windows Phone development.
As expected, Amazon has declined to comment on the specific role Williams will play in the future. While there’s no cold hard proof an Amazon smartphone is an actual real thing, the evidence is certainly stacking up to suggest we’ll see one in the coming months.