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Report: Amazon is developing smartphone with 3D display

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 09 May 2013 7:38 User comments (2)

Report: Amazon is developing smartphone with 3D display

According to the WSJ, Amazon is actively developing a smartphone with a 3D display to expand their hardware business beyond the Kindle tablets and e-readers.
Additionally, the company is working on a second smartphone and "an audio-only streaming device" as well.

As explained by the report, the high-end 3D phone would not require glasses and "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. Users may be able to navigate through content using just their eyes."

Sources say Amazon is also potentially working on a set-top box for streaming movie and TV content, and together all the projects are known as Project A, B, C and D, aka the Alphabet Projects.

Amazon has goals of releasing some of the products in the coming months, but the sources claim there is a good chance many will get scrapped, either due to financial concerns or performance.

The Wi-Fi audio streaming device likely has the best chance of succeeding, but would likely require Amazon to launch a streaming music service, as well.

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2 user comments

110.5.2013 16:31

3d Theater movies are somewhat pretty cool, if the moving has alot of worth while 3d.

3d TVS are just stupid, weather you have to wear glasses or not.

3d Phones,,,, now thats just gay! remember what 3d does to childrens un developed eyes, and now they will be able to download 3d games, and movies to your phone and your little one will have eyes every what way but straight.

My kids do NOT watch 3d movies anywhere and will not until older.
hell i dont either, noone makes a 3d movie worth it, oh yea theres like 3 parts in a whole movie that are 3d.

when ya make a 3d movie... the movie should pretty much be out of the screen throughout more than it is in.

1 3 second clip of a guy flying at you is about all ya see every half hour lol.

214.5.2013 01:12

Originally posted by 1nsan3:
3d TVS are just stupid, weather you have to wear glasses or not.

i beg to differ, i like watching 3Ds in my 3D laptop (w/ active shutter glasses). and, i couldn't afford, but have seen 3D demos for TVs, sometimes it feels even better than what you get in a theater (mind you, with a PROPER set-up).
you need to watch something like avatar, life of pi or toy story 3 to see what a good 3D is.
but yes, i am not convinced about 3D phones.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 14 May 2013 @ 1:13

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