The world’s largest online retailer-cum-electronics company, Amazon will finally introduce its first smartphone in the market. The new smartphone will be powered by the company’s home grown Android based Kindle Fire OS. The new smartphone is expected to introduce on Wednesday at an event in Seattle.

An official teaser for the Amazon 3D phone was recently released stating that a new device will be unveiled on June 18 in Seattle. The launch event will be hosted by the chief executive of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, as posted on the company’s official website and the teaser video invitation released by the company.

Amazon has spent the last several years furiously investing billions of dollars on multiple fronts: constructing warehouses all over the country to deliver goods as fast as possible, building devices as varied as tablets and set-top boxes, and creating and licensing entertainment to stock those devices.

“Mobile is asserting not just its utility but its supremacy,” said James McQuivey, an analyst with Forrester Research. “If you’re Amazon, you’re worried you’re going to be cut out of the next big interface. So you jump in and make yourself relevant, whether your customer is in the bathroom, the kitchen or the car. You go for broke.”

Amazon can offer the new smartphone to its 250 million customers without a middleman, which is huge benefit for Amazon over other mobile makers. It can bundle features with the Amazon Prime membership club, as it just did last week with a new streaming music service and can sell features rich smartphone at pretty cheap prices.

Jeffrey P. Bezos, the chief of Amazon, which has some 20 million Prime subscribers who would get the new music service. Amazon Music Streaming Service is expected soon JUNE 11, 2014.

“If consumers adopt Amazon’s phones — and that’s a big ‘if,’ considering they love their iPhones and love their Android devices — it can then consolidate e-readers into smartphones, just like cameras and music players have been consolidated,” said Rebecca Lieb, an analyst at Altimeter Group. “The Kindle is going to be front and center on this device.”

In addition to all these rumors and updates, Amazon’s smartphone is going to have a 4.7-inch 3D display, a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 13 MP camera, and a 2600 mAh battery. Even the Apple’s upcoming iPhone 6 is expected to with 4.7-inch screen. The Cupertino giant should take this new Amazon device seriously as it can cut a chunk of Apple’s customer base easily with its new smartphone.

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  5. James Santiago

    The idea of this is a bit misleading because out of the box there could be a whole lot of GOOGLE stuff you’d not be able to do with an Amazon Kindle Phone.

    For the record, the way it is right now Kindle Fire itself runs on restricted based version of Android. Meaning Amazon designed the overall look and feel of their tablet to their needs for their product.

    Unless the mantra and direction of Kindle changes (and it would really need to!) Youtube, Chrome, Dropbox, Dolphin, Instagram, Firefox, Gmail app, Google Drive, Play Store, Music likely will not appear in the store to be downloaded let alone be offered. As a current owner of a Kindle Fire tablet (which I love) side-loading and or rooting would have to be done to achieve a standard of available apps aka “those that are in demand” which current users of other existing models of Android & Iphone don’t have these cherry picking issues. Thats where I see new users saying, oh it doesn’t have instagram or YT ? hmm?

    I have since fixed my kindle to circumvent the cherry picking nature of Amazon ! Plenty of youtube and google searches available on how to do this! I call my tablet a Kindle Fire HD with full Android!

    As I said unless the mantra changes at Amazon, they do not play nicely with Google stuff and to this day has never offered any of their apps on their flagship store. I’m sure the phone will do well and offer a nudge to other brands to step up their game. But for people who don’t want the hassle of apps not available for their choosing, the choice is yours to make.

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    • Me

      ^this + i heard it will probably be AT&T exclusive.
      combined this might have drained all my interest in buying the phone.

      although i admit im still eager to see what its capable of

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