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Why an Amazon ‘Kindle’ Smartphone Will Be a Tough Sell

Amazon.com is reportedly working on a smartphone of its own, and the device could launch in early 2013. The company proved it can compete in the tablet market, but CIO.com's Al Sacco is skeptical of the Amazon "Kindle" smartphone. Here's why.
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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.