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Amazon.com unveils the Fire Phone, its first smartphone
Amazon.com unveils the Fire Phone, its first smartphone

Amazon.com has officially launched the Fire Phone, its first smartphone, after years of rumors. Chief Executive Jeff Bezos took to the stage in Seattle shortly after 10:30 a.m. PDT to unveil the smartphone, which boasts a 4.7-inch screen, 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and five front-facing cameras. The smartphone costs $200 for a 32-gigabyte version and $300 for a 64GB version, both with a two-year contract -- a higher-than-expected price tag given Amazon's history of pricing its hardware relatively cheap. AT&T will be the exclusive carrier for the phone. Bezos said the company put a "huge effort" into perfecting the design of the phone, which is black and closely...

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