Report: Amazon’s new smartphone will be exclusive to AT&T Inc. (T)
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is reportedly getting the new unreleased Amazon smartphone as an exclusive first, according to The Wall Street Journal. AT&T gained many subscribers after getting the iPhone as an exclusive several years ago. It is unknown when the smartphone will be headed to other carriers.
AT&T already provides wireless service for Amazon.com’s tablets and e-readers so this deal is an extension of existing tablet agreements.
Tomorrow, Amazon.com is holding a press event where the company is expected to announce the new smartphone.
The new smartphone will come with 3D functionality and will compete against other smartphones like the iPhone 5S. It should be available for consumers by late September.