There Will Not Be A Live Video Stream For The Amazon Phone Launch

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Bad news, nerds. TechCrunch just received word that Amazon will not provide a live video stream of tomorrow’s launch event. Thankfully we’ll have a couple of writers on-hand to live blog the action, but you won’t be able to watch Bezos’ dog-and-pony show until after the event wraps.

Amazon tells us that it will post the event in its entirety on its YouTube channel when it’s over; it will also roll out videos to its media channel. But there will not be a live video stream just like for the Fire TV launch where the retail giant also failed to stream the event.

Amazon’s handling of its phone launch has been haphazard at best, and from a journalist perspective, the whole process was painful. The company just told us the venue of the event yesterday, and that was after a week of not knowing if Amazon was going to select TechCrunch for a press pass (which every outlet had to apply for).

It’s widely expected that Amazon will announce its gimmicky smartphone, which packs head-tracking technology. Most of the news has already been revealed, but a few questions remain. We’ll have plenty of coverage of the event, so tune in tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. PT for all the action.