Everyone is laying off people from their smartphone businesses these days. It is almost becoming quite the fashionable thing. After the failed run with the Fire phone, Amazon is laying off many engineers who worked on the device. The brand is also cutting down on its devices business.
So, we have Microsoft, Sony, HTC, Lenovo/Motorola, BlackBerry, and now Amazon. This is Sparta! The smartphone market is fast becoming a horrible bloodbath.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.