June 17, 2014
AT&T will be the exclusive carrier for Amazon’s new smartphone, according to The Wall Street Journal. The device is expected to launch tomorrow, June 18, at an event in Seattle, Washington. The relationship extends Amazon’s relationship with the No. 2 carrier in the United States. AT&T provides wireless service to Kindle tablets and e-readers. The “iPhone killer” is expected to feature a screen capable of displaying 3-D images without special glasses. It’s likely to measure 4.7-inch diagonally and feature 720p HD resolution. It’s also said to have a total of six cameras, four of which are designed to facilitate the device’s glasses-free 3-D effects. The likely 2014 launch of Amazon’s smartphone was first reported by The Wall Street Journal last April. Then, last month, BGR leaked images of the handset’s design. The new smartphone is expected to ship by the end of September. Earlier this month, Amazon launched the following teaser ad about its mystery device: http://youtu.be/erUZQ9GK0sE This isn’t the first time AT&T has been the exclusive partner for a new smartphone, of course. From 2007 through 2010, Apple’s iPhone was only available through AT&T in the U.S. AppAdvice will provide full coverage of tomorrow's event. Until then, see: Amazon Launches Prime Music For Subscribers, Updates Its Cloud Player iOS App, Amazon Now Lets You Listen To Audible Audiobooks Right From The Kindle iOS App, and Will Amazon's Smartphone Look A Lot Like Apple's iPhone?