There has been no dearth ofphones – especially over the course of the past few months. Handsets like the HTC ChaCha and the Vodafone Blue 555 had made their presence felt worldwide. But none of these handsets are made by . In case of the Vodafone Blue for example, the device was launched in close co-operation with – but is targeted at emerging markets where sees a lot of potential in the future.
But it seems Forbes.isn’t happy with just capturing the untapped, emerging markets. For the same reason they might just venture in to making a full branded smartphone if we are to believe reports emerging from trusted sources like Bloomberg and
According to a recent Bloomberg report,is likely to come out with a smartphone in the US. The phone, scheduled to be on AT&T still seems to be in the planning stages as the report says that the carrier hasn’t yet entered in to a deal with for the phone.
Whenever this happens, it is clear thatwould hire someone to make the phone for them. That’s exactly what they did with the Blue 500. That handset for example, is made for Vodafone and by Alcatel, and for Alcatel by a Chinese company called TCT Mobile.
Anyway, it would be interesting as to how this device would turn out to be. Our strong feeling is that we would be seeing this one toting Android. What do you think?