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Amazon widely expected to unveil its first smartphone
Amazon widely expected to unveil its first smartphone

Amazon.com sells diapers, makes Kindles, delivers groceries, streams music and produces its own shows. Has it also become a smartphone maker? The e-commerce juggernaut is set to launch a new device at a media event in Seattle at 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday. Although the company has remained tight-lipped about what it plans to unveil, an Amazon-branded smartphone is widely expected. A smartphone would be the latest addition to Amazon's deep arsenal of products and services and would bring together many of those wide-ranging interests in a compact device. In other words, it's another way to tie consumers to the company. But Amazon faces a major battle to get the attention of consumers,...

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