August 27, 2014

Amazon smartphone rumored as AT&T exclusive with "Prime Data"

Amazon Smartphone

It seems like the rumored Amazon smartphone has been in the works for years, and the rumors just keep on coming.  This time the information comes from Boy Genius Report.

BGR claims to have received information from parties close to the matter, and that the new Amazon device will be an AT&T exclusive and carry a feature called “Prime Data”. This will essentially give the user free data while using sanctioned apps, and will not effect their monthly data allotment.  It is speculated that the “free” data will cover Amazon’s portfolio of apps including Amazon MP3 and quite possibly a Prime Instant Video app.

In January of this year, AT&T announced their Sponsored Data program, and if the rumors come to fruition, Amazon may be the first company to utilize this program or something like it for their cellular offering.

Another assumption is that you will probably have to be an Amazon Prime member to utilize the feature or service.

If all the speculation around this phone turns out to be true, it is shaping up to be a very interesting entry into the smartphone game.

BGR