WILL AMAZON SURPRISE THE MARKET WITH A 3D SMARTPHONE?
Leaked images of Amazon's first smartphone have spurred rumours about its 3D capabilities, potentially giving it an edge in the burgeoning smartphone market.
Aleaked reveal of the yet unnamed device from Amazon came with a surprise observation. The phone, with a 4.7 inch display and 720p HD resolution, supposedly has six cameras – one in the rear and five in the front. Apart from the regular functions of one front-facing camera, the other four, along with embedded sensors, will allegedly be used to create 3D viewing experience for users by tracking eye movements. It was reported that the company may use the 3D technology to showcase its own products, allowing users to explore three-dimensional product images. Amazon is reportedly working with app developers to find more innovative uses of this technology, for example, maps applications that will change the view of various objects on the screen with the movement of the phone. The Wall Street Journal has that Amazon will announce the device by June, with plans to ship it to customers by September.