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Amazon to release smartphone later this year: Report

Published on Apr 12, 2014 9:02 PM
 
The Amazon Fire TV, which the retailer unveiled earlier this month. As part of Amazon's strategy to expand, it is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, The Wall Street Journal reported. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Amazon is preparing to release a smartphone in the second half of 2014, thrusting itself into a market already crowded with Apple and Samsung models, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The company aims to announce its new product by the end of June and ship to customers by the end of September in time for the holidays, the Journal said in a Friday report, citing unnamed people briefed on the matter.

Amazon, it said, hopes to differentiate its phone from other models with a screen that displays hologram-like 3-D images, which can be viewed without special glasses.

The company has been showing versions of the phone to developers in San Francisco and Seattle, the sources said.

 
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