Amazon developing smartphone with 3D screen, sources say

“Amazon.com Inc. is expanding beyond its range of Kindle devices as it aims to compete more directly with Google Inc. GOOG -0.25% and Apple Inc.,” Greg Bensinger reports for The Wall Street Journal.

“The Seattle e-commerce giant has recently been developing a wide-ranging lineup of gadgets—including two smartphones and an audio-only streaming device—to expand its reach beyond its Kindle Fire line of tablet computers, said people familiar with the company’s plans,” Bensinger reports. “One of the devices is a high-end smartphone featuring a screen that allows for three-dimensional images without glasses, these people said. Using retina-tracking technology, images on the smartphone would seem to float above the screen like a hologram and appear three-dimensional at all angles, they said. Users may be able to navigate through content using just their eyes, two of the people said.”

Bensinger reports, “With smartphones, Amazon could collect new data on its users through maps, phone calls and app downloads, and offer them shopping recommendations. There is also the potential for new services like mobile payments… Some elements of Amazon’s hardware push have previously become public. Last year, news surfaced about Amazon developing one smartphone. And last month, The Wall Street Journal and other media outlets reported that Amazon also was developing a set-top box for streaming movies and TV shows.”

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11 Comments

      1. 3D often gives me a head ache. Makes some people dizzy. BFD. 3D on a 5 inch screen. Guess they will be free because of all the crap you will buy from their recommendations.

  1. Oh jesus now 3D. Nobody needs or wants it. These low life junk companies will do anything just to try and differentiate each other from the rest. Meanwhile, Apple makes products that work and solves problems, whereas the other guys create plastic junk toys with useless features.

  2. This kind if reporting makes me so sad. Sadly, it is very common today.

    “Users may be able to navigate through content using just their eyes, two of the people said.”

    Can we please know who these people are? Who are they? Why are they leaking? Can we trust them? Are they working for PR firm in behalf if Amazon? Are we just to trust this report that these sources are good? I get very sad when I read stuff like this.

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