Well, it may not exactly be the Kindle Phone some were hoping for, but this Verizon/Amazon partnership could end up being a big deal.
Recognizing this trend, Verizon and Amazon will offer a suite of Amazon-owned shopping apps directly to customers on certain Verizon Wireless Android smartphones. Amazon’s Shopping, MP3, Zappos, Kindle, and Audible apps, will be preloaded to offer quick access to the online stores, one-click ordering and access to Amazon Prime free two-day shipping.
That’s a round-about way of saying they’re going to start pre-loading all those Amazon apps on some of their Android phones.
And while Verizon don’t specifically mention the Amazon Appstore, The Verge says that will be a part of the suite as well. That’s huge news because it’s still way too much of a pain in the ass for a regular consumer to install it right now — which is a big reason why Amazon would want to build their own phone.