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Amazon’s first smartphone confirmed to be an AT&T exclusive

Zach Epstein
June 17th, 2014 at 8:20 AM
Amazon Smartphone AT&T Exclusive

Last month amid a string of exclusive reports detailing just about everything there is to know about Amazon’s first smartphone, BGR reported that one of the handset’s key selling points will be a special data plan called “Prime Data.” Our sources were able to confirm as much, however details surrounding the special new plan were not known at the time. Multiple sources told us that Amazon’s phone would likely be an AT&T exclusive in the U.S., and they speculated that Prime Data could be an offering that provides free streaming of Prime videos and music that will not apply toward users’ data caps.

Now, one of the last few puzzle pieces has fallen into place.

The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday confirmed our earlier report that Amazon’s first phone will be an AT&T exclusive. The report cites multiple unnamed sources and offers no other new details.

For more on Amazon’s upcoming smartphone, which is set to be unveiled during a press conference on Wednesday, check out our Amazon smartphone hub.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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