Photos of Amazon’s smartphone were leaked on April 15 and now a new report tells us a bit more about what the device will offer. As we originally saw, the Amazon smartphone appears to be outfitted with several cameras all around the display. That suggests it will take advantage of gesture controls, which might mean you won’t always have to have your phone in your hand just to interact with it.
According to BGR, you’ll be able to tilt the phone back and forth, taking advantage of its 3D display and gestures in some form, to view more information about what’s on the screen. The site already discussed one area where that could be possible, like if you’re trying to rotate a 3D image of a product from Amazon’s site before buying it.
However, apparently you can tilt the phone to view more information about calendar events, too, or to view information in third-party apps, like ratings on Yelp. Much of what BGR describes, however: the tilting of the display to show additional information, can be achieved with the 3D display and without the need for the external cameras. The gestures may come into play for controlling the device when information is already presented on the screen. Also, the report says you may be able to navigate menus or websites by tilting the phone in a specific directions.
Amazon’s smartphone isn’t expected to ship until September, but may be announced sometime this summer.
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 […]
With reports of an Amazon smartphone picking up again, it looks like we may finally be getting our long-rumored Fire OS handset. Now KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who’s made a name for himself trying to predict the mobile industry with varying accuracy, is offering up his opinion on how Amazon’s new device will set […]
Amazon’s highly rumored smartphone will ship with a 4.7-inch display, according to a new report published by DigiTimes on Wednesday. Amazon reportedly made the decision to move away from a smaller 4.3-inch display and to equip the phone with a larger screen following increased consumer attention toward larger “phablet” style devices. Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 has […]
Amazon is working on a high-end smartphone that supposedly features next-level 3D eye-tracking technology. According to a report from TechCrunch, the device will come equipped with four front-facing cameras, one at each corner of the handset, that will track eye and head motions of the user. The goal of this technology is to give the […]
In collaboration with component suppliers in Asia, Amazon is said to be testing a smartphone with a screen that measures between four and five inches. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing the ever-elusive unnamed sources, the device will reportedly hit mass production by the end of this year or in early 2013; the report […]