Amazon's 'secret' stirs buzz about phone

A new hire at Amazon invokes rumors of a phone, HTC One sets a launch date, and Playboy's new app won't bare all.

CNET Update has no secrets:


Amazon hired a former Windows Phone boss to lead a "secret" project on something that is a "totally new area for Amazon." Cue the Amazon phone rumors!

Also featured in Tuesday's tech rundown:

- Amazon Cloud Drive joins the storage big leagues by allowing users to sync files between devices.

- Yahoo Mail connects with Dropbox for e-mail attachments.

- HTC One arrives at AT&T and Sprint on April 19, and pre-orders begin this week. (Read the CNET review here.)

- AT&T plans to launch HD Voice later this year.

- The Tout app updated with a start-and-stop recording feature for video, offering a new way to express a message in 15-seconds. (Find me at

- Since Apple doesn't approve of nudity in the iTunes App Store, Playboy's latest app only has non-nude photos.

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