Amazon unveils own smartphone

Fire able to compile shopping lists, recognize media

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 3:01 a.m.

Ralph de la Vega (left), president and chief executive officer of AT&T Mobility, accepts a new Amazon Fire phone from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a news conference Wednesday in Seattle.

Amazon on Wednesday introduced its own smartphone -- a device optimized to allow customers to consume video, books and music, preferably from Amazon.

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