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AT&T may get exclusive rights on Amazon’s first smartphone

Above: A leaked render of Amazon's upcoming smartphone

Image Credit: BGR

AT&T is set to be the exclusive carrier for Amazon’s hotly anticipated mobile phone, The Wall Street Journal reports.

BGR originally reported that AT&T might be the exclusive carrier for the new phone but was unable to confirm. The same article also revealed details about Amazon’s “Prime Data” plan, which is supposed to be markedly different from other data plans.

Amazon appears to be following in iPhone maker Apple’s footsteps. For three years AT&T exclusively carried the iPhone after its initial roll-out. The move gave AT&T a significant lead on the smartphone market.

Amazon is expected to unveil the its smartphone on Wednesday in Seattle.

See what the new phone could mean for developers here.

More information:

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN), a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle, opened on the World Wide Web in July 1995 and today offers Earth's Biggest Selection. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth's most customer-centric company, where cu... read more »

AT&T is bringing it all together, from revolutionary smartphones to next-generation TV services and sophisticated solutions for multi-national businesses. For more than a century, they have provided innovative, reliable, high-qualit... read more »

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3 comments
Mark Gryvnak
Mark Gryvnak

AT&T already have right sale iPhone ( but all Phone still locked to the AT&T! So AMAZON also will sale only on contract phone. By the way I unlock my ATT locked iPhone at http://att-iphone-unlock.com

Carlos Garcia
Carlos Garcia

I'm just waiting for someone to port over the Prime Instant Video App so I can use it on my phone.