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.