Anxious to see the Amazon Phone launch tomorrow? As the world waits to see what the device will look like, Amazon as decided to forgo the livestreaming routine. Unlike they do with the Kindle tablets and Fire TV, Amazon will make this one a fairly private affair.
When it comes to quiet, reserved CEOs, T-Mobile chief John Legere hardly qualifies, but the outspoken exec has been even more forthright today amid chatter of an AT&T exclusive on the new Amazon phone. Reports earlier suggested Amazon has inked a deal with AT&T to be the sole carrier offering its new, 3D-toting smartphone, something Legere believes is officially A Bad Idea.
Amazon has reportedly been working on its new, 3D smartphone since 2009, according to a profile of the Lab126 team responsible for the handset we're expecting to see revealed on Wednesday, but it could in fact be the most mainstream of the products the retail behemoth is cooking up. Sharing workbench space in the clandestine skunkworks previously responsible for the Kindle ereader and Fire TV set-top box are tipped to be projected computer interfaces and more.
Amazon's first smartphone isn't expected to get its official reveal until this Wednesday, but the retailer isn't leaving anything to chance when it comes to ecosystem with a renewed push to its Appstore. The download store - which caters to Amazon's heavily-customized version of Android it uses on the Kindle Fire HDX tablets, Fire TV set-top box, and is expected to deploy again on the as-yet unnamed smartphone - now has in excess of 240,000 titles, Amazon announced today, meaning it has almost tripled in content versus last year.
Amazon's big launch event isn't until next week, but CEO Jeff Bezos couldn't help but tease about it with an unexpected delivery of his favorite childhood book. A copy of Mr. Pine's Purple House by Leonard Kessler just arrived on SlashGear's doorstep, complete with a note from Bezos explaining why a children's book about being different is a good metaphor for business.
Amazon's new Prime Music streaming service quietly slipped out to Prime subscribers overnight, but now the retail giant has detailed the audio add-on and just how it will compete with Spotify, Beats Music, and others. Offered as an added bonus to those who sign up for Amazon's unlimited shipping subscription, Prime Music currently includes 1m+ tracks, though it's not without its issues.
It seems Amazon is looking to get involved with services, much like Yelp and some others do. A new program is reportedly being created, which will link us directly to services in our area, such as home repair. This may be the latest push for Amazon to reposition itself as a payment administrator as well as online marketplace.
We’ve all but confirmed an Amazon phone is on the horizon, with a mystery device in the announcement and poorly edited video teasing the device. What remained to be seen was just how Amazon would tie their offering into Prime. A new report hints at just how we’ll be able to take advantage of an Amazon phone on our carrier of choice.
Amazon's Fire TV set-top box arrived to shake up an increasingly crowded home entertainment segment, but does it have what it takes to set the living room alight? The squared-off streamer has been hooked up to my TV for two months now, piping Prime on-demand video among other things, but has the new gadget honeymoon ended?
Did you see it?! We didn’t either, but one enterprising soul caught a glimpse of the Amazon phone in their recently released video, which we brought you earlier. Though the reactions hint that it is indeed the Amazon 3D phone, one lazy camera shot actually shows one of the users holding and interacting with what seems to be the Amazon smartphone.