What the heck is Amazon ‘Prime Data’?

What the heck is Amazon ‘Prime Data’?The Amazon smartphone leaks are coming thick and indeed fast, as the phone finally threatens – after years of talk – to become a reality.

In recent weeks we’ve heard about those four front cameras for eye tracking and 3D viewing, followed by the notion of a tilt-focused UI. Now we turn our attention to a mysterious something called Amazon Prime Data.

Unsurprisingly, it’s Boy Genius Report relaying the latest Amazon smartphone news, the young intelligent males clearly having established contact with a naughty inside man.

Alas, details of Amazon Prime Data, in particular, are being held “very close to the chest”, so it’s not clear what the deal is just yet.

Logically, one’s thoughts turn to the Amazon Prime service, which initially focused on free and unlimited express delivery, but more recently grew to encompass video streaming (Prime Instant Video), with the cost rising to £79 as a result.

As such, Amazon Prime Data might see users able to stream content from Prime Instant Video for free – or at least a reduced rate.

And not forgetting Amazon’s Cloud Player, which invites users to store their music in the virtual sky (for a fee, of course). Might Amazon Prime Data include free music streaming?

On the subject of music, there are also rumours of Amazon extending its service to something along the lines of Spotify. Free streaming with Amazon Prime Data, anyone?

It’s all conjecture at the moment, and BGR stresses that all we have to go on for now is the Amazon Prime Data name - even that's "tentative". But the bigger picture does seem to be getting clearer, slowly but surely.

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Kev`  Apr. 28, 2014 at 19:11

I was thinking this was more along the lines of free cloud storage for Prime members, but then again I could be miles off. Interesting though will be keeping one eye on this.

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