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Amazon's rumored set-top box may be delayed until next year

Amazon's much-rumored set-top box may not arrive in consumers' hands until after the crucial holiday-shopping season, according to a new report.

The box, which is expected to stream Internet-based music, movies, and games into consumers' homes, has been delayed and may not arrive until next year, sources tell The Verge. Although Amazon had not revealed an intended release date or pricing, the box was reportedly considered a fall release.

CNET has contacted Amazon for comment and will update this report when we learn more.

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