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AT&T to Be Exclusive Carrier for New Amazon Phone

AT&T has landed the exclusive carrier rights for Amazon’s new smartphone, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Amazon is expected to announce its new smartphone at an event Wednesday in Seattle. Reports and teasers from the company suggest the phone will feature 3D imaging that uses eye-tracking technology instead of glasses.

The new Amazon phone is expected to ship by September. Although it will hardly be the first foray into hardware for Amazon—which recently entered the streaming media market with its Fire TV set-top—the commerce giant is going up against to well-established smartphone players in Apple and Samsung. Comscore’s latest U.S. smartphone OEM market share report sees the two combining for a nearly 70 percent share.

 

Source: Wireless Week

Added: 06/17/2014