Amazon 'Kindle' phone event: no livestream, press passes sent out in the last minute
Not just this, Amazon had sent out invites to the press way in advance, but those invitations required a confirmation by Amazon itself, and journalists did not get it until just around a week prior to the event. Moreover, Amazon disclosed the place where it’d hold the event merely a day before it!
If that sounds like a little logistical disaster to you, you’re not alone. The Amazon ‘Kindle’ phone has leaked out extensively in the past month, and we have a rough idea about what it’d be - a 4.7” device with a novel, glasses-free 3D-esque tech and novel interface using gestures rather than tap-and-slide. It will also be an AT&T exclusive, just like the iPhone, but some carriers like T-Mobile - dissatisfied with this exclusive policy - have been quick to remind of another AT&T-exclusive device that was a big flop, the HTC First, also known as the ‘Facebook phone’.
Will this indeed be a revolutionary device a la iPhone, or a big disappointment? Tune in for our live coverage of the event later today to find out.