Amazon's Upcoming Smartphone Could Be Free

Brittany Vincent

Could Amazon's smartphone be given away for "free?"

Rumors are circulating via TechSpot that Amazon's elusive smartphone could eventually hit the scene as a freebie. Amazon is supposedly considering giving out their as-yet-unnamed smartphone away to consumers, according to reports from Wall Street Journal reporters Jessica E. Lessin and Amir Efrati.

Both reporters have asserted that Amazon has been in talks with wireless providers about offering the phone through their respective channels, but they're most interested in providing the device through their storefront to avoid forcing customers to sign anything in order to receive the phone.

No matter how things end up working, Amazon's cell service will be an explosive entry to the arena, especially if it can be offered for free with service or packaged with some beneficial deals from the online giant.

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