Source: Amazon smartphone will cost $ 0




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Long debated smartphone Amazon, which is known only as long as is rumored, the output can be provided free of charge without reference to the contract carriers. Amazon plans to distribute free smartphone online and retail, said on his blog, former journalist of the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal Jessica Lessin, citing people familiar with the company’s plans. Message arrived a few days before the expected event Apple, associated with the display of “fiscal» iPhone 5C and a number of other new products on September 10.

Bold, but so far unconfirmed actions Amazon, can cause great interest from potential users. The real cost of the phone will depend on the financial arrangements with hardware vendors. Is such a strategy at all? Yes, but in order to compensate for all costs associated with the device, Amazon will encourage customers to purchase digital content on their services, such as Amazon or Amazon Prime.

Perhaps the only company that can dare to take such a step – it’s Amazon. Kindle, whose cost is $ 84 in retail priced at $ 79. According to CNET, this is an example of “classic stroke Amazon», aimed at attracting more people into their ecosystem.

As for hardware, a new smartphone, like Kindle, will run on a modified version of Android, which does not support the downloading of applications from the online store Google Play. This will release the smartphone from Amazon-direct competition with other smartphones based on Android.

In May, the newspaper The Wall Street Journal reported that branded smartphone Amazon, among other things, will be equipped with a glasses-free 3D-TVs and tracking technology glance.

Last leak held that Amazon is developing a video game console .
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