Amazon picks AT&T to be exclusive carrier of their upcoming smartphone

June 17, 2014
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According to the Wall Street Journal, AT&T will be the exclusive carrier for Amazon’s new smartphone. The phone is expected to be unveiled on Wednesday in Seattle.

The smartphone will reportedly feature a 3-D interface with four built-in cameras. Rumors (from BGR) also claim that the phone will run Android Kit Kat from a 4.7-inch screen with 720p resolution and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Also expected to be included is finger-tracking technology where icons would hover above the screen and can be touched or moved in the space over the phone.

Amazon¬†drew¬†speculation about its next product earlier this month¬†by¬†using a mysterious YouTube video to announce a June 18 “launch event” in Seattle to be hosted by Chief Executive Jeff Bezos.

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AT&T already provides wireless service to Kindle tablets and e-readers.¬†The Amazon phone will join other phones that¬†launched exclusively on AT&T’s network including the iPhone and the now-dead Facebook phone (among others).

The Wall Street Journal was not able to verify whether the AT&T/Amazon exclusive deal stretched several years or just for the first few months.

Comments

  • Mystery Man

    It will literally sell dozens.

  • MasterMuffin

    Luckily this can’t do worse than the FB phone, but it may come close :)

  • K

    Amazon probably didn’t want to give up logo real estate for Verizon’s big ol tramp stamp

  • wezi427

    Why bother with exclusives? I hope it fails now.

  • John Garlits

    Amazing. Amazon managed to make me care even less about their phone.

  • xlSamsonlx

    Carrier branded exclusives only hurt themselves.

  • M3D1T8R

    [Amzn + ATT] = DOA.

  • Cole Raney

    With the specs it better be a budget device. I am not getting it either way though.

  • Kelly

    The only thing that would make me consider one of these would be if the handset was super cheap, and the service was included free with Amazon Prime.

  • Corbin Crutch

    I am actually recall really looking forward to this phone with a new unique idea

  • Leon Tseng

    Chinois Onepuls de nouveau un des Smartphone, est puissant, je trouve sur Internet à son sujet. Trouver et pas voulez vous acheter un téléphone cellulaire. http://goo.gl/gwjO7i