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Amazon Said to be Readying a Smartphone for Holiday Debut

Amazon is reportedly preparing to launch a smartphone according to a report from The Wall Street Journal over the weekend. Speaking with sources familiar with the project, the news site said an announcement could come as early as June with device shipments around September, just in time for the critical holiday shopping season. A report from tech site Re/Code supports the claims, noting that Amazon will likely release both a high-end model and cheaper unit for emerging markets.