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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 karimtemple on 5/1/2014 2:59:41 PM , Rating: 2
Pretty sure "Prime Data" is just free data while using Amazon apps like Books and perhaps Instant Video.

If I had to guess, I'd say they're putting this out at $200 - $250 no contract, which of course would be spectacular. Things are looking up for tech this year.

RE: Several thoughts
By Brandon Hill on 5/1/2014 3:19:41 PM , Rating: 2
Free data to stream HD movies? I'll believe it when I see it :)

RE: Several thoughts
By karimtemple on 5/1/2014 4:16:24 PM , Rating: 2
Haha. I'm sure Hulu would consider doing it if they were in a position to, considering the advertisements in tow. Amazon's dog in the fight is probably a deal for residuals on the subscribers this phone nabs for AT&T (and T-Mobile?), not to mention more users installed to its platform base.

Although even if Instant Video is part of "Prime Data," it won't necessarily be HD. =p

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