Amazon smartphone rumored to feature special 'Prime Data' plan

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| April 25, 2014

Amazon smartphone leak

Details of Amazon’s oft-rumored smartphone have been trickling out of the rumor mill in recent weeks, including information on its tilt-heavy user interface and images of the device itself. Today more details have leaked, this time focusing on a special type of data plan that may be offered with the unit.

According to sources speaking to BGR, Amazon is prepping a special “Prime Data” plan to offer with its smartphone. Details of the plan are still fairly light, but the tipsters speculated that Amazon may offer owners of its smartphone free access to its Prime services such as Instant Video and Cloud Player, with Amazon paying for at least some of the data usage that would be incurred from using these services. That bit is still unconfirmed at this point, though.

It’s also suggested that the Amazon smartphone could be an AT&T exclusive in the U.S. Just like the details of the Prime Data plan, though, that tidbit is still very much a rumor at this point.

While there’s still quite a bit that we don’t know about the Amazon smartphone and its Prime Data plan, the device could end up being a pretty big deal in the wireless world. Not only is Amazon a huge company that would be entering the smartphone space for the first time, but it’s also got the cash and clout to strike some unique deals that could make its handset more enticing.

Based on what we know of it so far, what do you think of Amazon’s smartphone? Are you looking forward to the device’s rumored June debut?