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Amazon Smartphone Shipping in Sept. With 3D Display, Report Says

by Todd Haselton | April 11, 2014April 11, 2014 2:01 pm PST

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Amazon is reportedly gearing up to release its first smartphone in June, followed by a release in September, according to a report published by Dow Jones that was cited by CNBC on Friday afternoon. The smartphone will, as we’ve heard in the past, sport some sort of 3D display that won’t require special glasses. We saw similar phones launch with glasses-free 3D technology in the past, though they failed to catch on with consumers. How will Amazon differentiate?

Other reports in the past few months have suggested Amazon may add other somewhat unique features, including as many as six cameras that could be used for motion controls. Suppliers are said to have started ramping up production last month to create new parts for the smartphone, which reportedly include a 5-inch screen and a Snapdragon 800 processor. HTC, too, has long been rumored as the smartphone OEM that will build not just one, but several Amazon smartphones.

We’ll be on the lookout for new developments on this front. So far Amazon has not issued any statements confirming or denying the report.

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...