Amazon's first smartphone reported to be AT&T exclusive

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

/ by Abhinaya
Amazon is in the tech headlines as the vendor is expected to officially unleash its first smartphone later today at an event in Seattle. While the smartphone from the Kindle maker would definitely be a great offering in the U.S. market, it appears like a majority of the user base will not be able to grab the handset due to carrier exclusivity.

Amazon first smartphone

Well, as per a report by The Wall Street Journal the Amazon smartphone will be made available only through the popular U.S. carrier AT&T. Going by the past, the Apple iPhones were also exclusive only to AT&T allowing the carrier to garner the attention of an extensive user base. But, a doubt prevails if a similar effect will happen in the case of Amazon.

As per the previous reports, the Amazon smartphone is speculated to arrive with a 4.7-inch HD display and a quad-core Snapdragon processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The device is said to feature a 13MP main camera at its back and render glasses-free 3D images. While we know that the smartphone will be loaded with a slew of Amazon services, its final moniker remains a tightly guarded secret.

There are speculations suggesting that the handset will be called the Kindle Fire phone, but we will not be knowing what Amazon has in store until the handset is official launched.
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