Amazon is launching its first smartphone tomorrow. The phone is expected to feature forward-facing cameras that track facial movement. It's possible the phone's interface will appear to move with your face, maintaining the illusion of a 3-D effect.
It's too early to tell if this motion tracking is actually useful or just a gimmick. One thing that isn't useful, however, is that - allegedly - the phone will only be available on AT&T.
Locking a phone to a specific mobile carrier is so mid-'00s. I'm betting that AT&T's exclusivity deal with Amazon cost the carrier a pretty penny.
While this kind of exclusivity originally worked for AT&T and the iPhone, I'm not sure it will fly this time around. I suspect consumers are getting tired of being told where they can and can't use their phones.
What do you think? If Amazon releases the best smartphone ever, would you switch your carrier to get it? Let me know in the comments.