Hi everyone, just FYI Amazon is holding a press conference as I’m writing this at 1:47 p.m. EST — and is widely expected to announce a brand new and low cost smartphone.

They’ll be a ton of news coverage about this new phone — but just to sum it up — here’s a link to a brief USA Today article on the subject:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/18/amazon-smartphone/10751663/

Have a great day!

Linda R.

SSCL

P.S. Update at 3:14 p.m. — Amazon has indeed launched a new smartphone called the Fire Phone — here’s a link to the Amazon Fire Phone description page where you can find more details:

http://goo.gl/LG95Ap

And a link a recorded Re/code blogging of the Amazon Press conference that announced the even earlier today:

http://recode.net/2014/06/18/coming-up-amazons-smartphone-unveiling-liveblog/

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