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Video: Video: Amazon Debuts Wallet App For Rewards And Gift Cards

Video: Amazon Debuts Wallet App For Rewards And Gift Cards

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Amazon's Fire Phone doesn't go on sale for a few more days but the company has already begun to quietly roll out new apps for its first smartphone. The company launched Amazon Wallet, its first mobile wallet application, on the Amazon Appstore and Google Play. While Amazon is calling it a wallet, you can't actually make purchases using the app. Instead, Amazon Wallet functions as a vault to store rewards and gift cards. Users enter their card information manually or by scanning them with their device's camera. Once stored, the app will display the card's balance and rewards information.

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