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Amazon's new smartphone will feature a 3D interface and "Prime Data"

Boy Genius Report first brought some detailed information on Amazon’s upcoming smartphone offering in mid-April. The smartphone is supposed to feature an innovative 3D interface, a “forked” version of Android (a la the Kindle Fire tablet family), a Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a “lowly” 4.7” 720p display.
 
Today, BGR is once again dishing out some fresh details Amazon’s smartphone included some 3D renders of that the final product will look like. The smartphone market is relatively mature at this point, so the actual physical design of the device breaks no new ground and looks about par for the course when it comes to Android-based smartphones.
 
 
In addition to the new look at what the smartphone will look in its final form, BGR says that it will come with “Prime Data”. Prime Data appears to be a data plan for the smartphone that is being offered exclusively through AT&T’s wireless service network. More importantly, it appears to be tied to AT&T’s Sponsored Data program that was initiated back in January of this year.

Source: Boy Genius Report





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RE: Several thoughts
By name99 on 5/1/2014 2:26:19 PM , Rating: 2
You think you are going to get free data (about a $50*12=$600 value) for $89 a year? Good luck with that.

The best you'll get is some sort of weird add-on plan, like access to Amazon content will not be counted against your data --- and even then I expect there'll be caveats of various forms (maximum of three movies month or something) so that people aren't spending 24hrs a day streaming movies to this phone.


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