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If you want Amazon's upcoming smartphone, we hope you like AT&T's network

Amazon’s first smartphone is set to be publicly unveiled tomorrow in Seattle, but The Wall Street Journal today confirmed one important detail about the device. According to its sources, Amazon’s smartphone will be an AT&T exclusive.
 
The arrangement with Amazon and AT&T is not exactly surprising, as the latter currently provides wireless data service to the former’s line of tablets and e-readers. Boy Genius Report first broke news of AT&T exclusivity back in April and stated that the phone would come with Prime Data, which appears to be an offshoot of AT&T’s Sponsored Data program.
 
We already know that device is said to feature an innovative 3D interface – also thanks to BGR -- courtesy of four front-facing infrared cameras that tracks a user’s head movement. Amazon’s teaser video, which shows the reaction of people using the device for the first time, definitely has us excited to actually use the device in person:
 

Source: Reuters



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RE: Dead on Arrival
By Reclaimer77 on 6/17/2014 3:24:19 PM , Rating: 2
Honestly I thought it was dead on arrival anyway.

I own a Kindle Fire, and while it's a nice tablet, it's missing most of the stuff that makes Android worth having. And while Amazon has done a great job providing their own ecosystem, I just don't feel it's on-par with Google's.

Why would I want a smartphone that's running Android, but is missing most of the good stuff from Android phones and, most importantly, access to the Play Store?


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