Jun 17 AT 10:13 AM Nick Sarafolean 5 Comments

Amazon smartphone could be AT&T exclusive

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Amazon’s got an event coming up tomorrow and it’s widely believed that it’ll be announcing the first Amazon smartphone. This smartphone is said to feature four front-facing cameras that will track the user’s movement for a 3D UI effect. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, however, it could be that not everyone will have  a chance to experience this.

The WSJ is reporting that Amazon has signed an agreement with AT&T to offer Amazon’s smartphone as an AT&T exclusive. Whether this is a temporary or permanent exclusive, we know not. The deal makes sense, as Amazon is new to the smartphone game and has partnered with AT&T in the past on Kindle tablets. Sadly, though, carrier exclusives also hurt customers by either forcing them to switch carriers or else go without a device, most opting for the latter choice. We’ll keep our hopes up that this is a temporary exclusive and that Amazon’s smartphone will eventually make it to all of the major carriers.

What are your thoughts on carrier exclusives? Good or bad?

Via: The Verge

Source: WSJ

A nerd at heart, Nick is an average person who has a passion for all things electronic. When not spending his time writing about the latest gadgets, Nick enjoys reading, dabbling in photography, and experimenting with anything and everything coffee. Should you wish to know more about him, you can follow him on Twitter @Zricon15.

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