This isn’t exactly the first time we’ve heard rumors about Amazon developing a smartphone of its own. The smartphone is reportedly going to be manufactured by Foxconn in China, and was expected to be released in either Q2 or Q3, 2013. In March it was reported that the Amazon smartphone had apparently run in to production issues which would cause a delay in release. The device is rumored to tout a 4.7 inch display, while other technical specifications are still vague. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Amazon is in fact developing two smartphones and one of them is going to have a 3D display.
Citing, as usual, “people familiar with the company’s plan” it is reported that the 3D capable smartphone will not require any special glasses to be worn. The device will use retina tracking technology which would make objects on the display appear as if they were floating like a hologram and “appear three-dimensional at all angles.” Users will also reportedly be able to navigate through content via their eyes only. The Journal also says that Amazon’s goal is to release these smartphones in the near future, but they might not end up doing that due to financial, performance or “other” concerns.
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