AT&T To Carry Amazon’s Smartphone Exclusively: Report

The telecom behemoth currently provides wireless Internet service to Amazon’s tablets and e-readers.

AT&T To Carry Amazon’s Smartphone Exclusively: Report
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Amazon is expected to unveil a smartphone tomorrow. But before it has the chance to do so, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T will be the exclusive carrier for its new phone.

Such an agreement would deepen ties between the two companies. AT&T currently provides wireless Internet service to Amazon’s tablets and e-readers. When Apple first launched the iPhone in 2007, AT&T served as the only carrier for the smartphone for three years–a major win against its rivals.

Amazon’s smartphone is said to feature a 3-D holographic display that leverages four front-facing cameras to track users’ eye movements. Tune in as Fast Company live-blogs the launch at Amazon’s Seattle headquarters Wednesday.

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Based in San Francisco, Alice Truong is Fast Company's West Coast correspondent. She previously reported in Chicago, Washington D.C., New York and most recently Hong Kong, where she (left her heart and) worked as a reporter for the Wall Street Journal.

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