Is Amazon's Smartphone a Smart Move?

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The following video is part of our nationally syndicated Motley Fool Money radio show, in which host Chris Hill and advisors Ron Gross, James Early, and Joe Magyer analyze the week's business and investing news. In this segment the guys discuss reports that Amazon.com is working on a smartphone to release in late 2012, the wisdom of such a strategy, and what it could mean for competitors such as Apple and Nokia.

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