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