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Amazon says the Mayday button on its Fire HDX is a hit

Matt Hamblen | June 16, 2014
Could the rumored Amazon smartphone also have a Mayday button?

A Youtube video about the event shows people holding the expected device and reacting to it by moving their eyes and heads back and forth. One woman says, "It moved with me." Some observers said that suggests the device could have a kind of 3-D technology.

When asked whether Amazon expects to have Mayday on its first smartphone, an Amazon spokesperson responded via email: "Ha, I don't blame you for asking." Was that a semi-confirmation of a smartphone coming?

Gold said putting the Mayday button on a smartphone could be a problem for some customers. "If people start doing video chats for service over a standard cellular network, what will that do to their data allocation and ultimately to their bill?" he said.


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