The images clearly show a device wrapped in some sort of protective and/or disguising plastic case, so the final Amazon Phone will probably look quite different than what you see here. The pictures are notable because they seem to further substantiate the phone’s existence and imminent release.
Like Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets, the smartphone is expected to run a customized version of Android. Amazon’s phone could prove to be a significant BYOD option, and it will very likely be packed with many of the same enterprise-oriented features found in the company’s tablets. (I recently detailed those enterprise features.)
Perhaps the most notable thing about the device in the leaked images is the presence of four front-facing cameras—in addition to one front camera for video chats—which, according to the BGR report, will be used to create some sort of unique, glasses-free 3D multimedia experience.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.