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Amazon's Smartphone Event

Join CNET for coverage from Amazon's event, starting at 10:30 a.m. PT on Wednesday, where the online retailer is widely expected to unveil its first smartphone. Our live blog will kick off about an hour beforehand and will bring you news updates, photos, and commentary.

  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:01:32 PM
    The phone comes with 12 months of Amazon Prime included.
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:01:34 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/18/2014 7:01:45 PM
    Someone actually shrieked when Bezos said that you have 12 months of Prime for free.
  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:01:47 PM
    If you're new to Prime, you get 12 months. If you're an existing customer, you get 12 more months for free.
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:01:50 PM
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:02:05 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/18/2014 7:02:08 PM
    My brother wisely calls this the free puppy effect.
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:02:25 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/18/2014 7:02:26 PM
    We'll give you the puppy for free, but you're in for all the costs after that...
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:02:38 PM
  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:02:53 PM
    I was hoping for some kind of subsidized data program for Prime video and music, but I guess that's a no go.
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:03:05 PM
  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:03:08 PM
    And no Prime wireless service, unless Bezos has one more thing up his sleeve.
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:03:18 PM
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:03:33 PM
  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:03:43 PM
    We're watching a video with customer testimonials, by the way.
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:03:47 PM
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:04:07 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/18/2014 7:04:24 PM
    So the $200 on-contract Amazon Fire Phone translates to $650 unlocked for a 32GB model.
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:04:32 PM
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/18/2014 7:04:43 PM
    (Amazon didn't share that unlocked pricing on stage though.)
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:04:55 PM
  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:05:13 PM
    Bezos: I hope you guys have as much fun using this phone as we had building it. Thank you.
  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:05:16 PM
    And with that, we're done.
  • James Martin 6/18/2014 7:05:26 PM
  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:05:31 PM
    That's a wrap folks.
  • Jessica Dolcourt 6/18/2014 7:06:01 PM
    Thanks for joining us! We're going to go check it out!
  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:08:03 PM
    Check back with CNET for all the details of the phone.
  • Roger Cheng 6/18/2014 7:08:05 PM
    It's been a pleasure!
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