Amazon reportedly making a smartphone with a 3D display

amazon smartphoneThe Wall Street Journal 
claims that Amazon is developing not one, but two smartphones, presumably as a part of its Kindle line of hardware products to push forward its content ecosystem to more people.

One of the two smartphones will be a high-end model, with features like a 3D display:

One of the devices is a high-end smartphone featuring a screen that allows for 3-D 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.

The idea of a 3D display in a smartphone is nothing new — many Android manufactures bundled such displays in their smartphones, but none of them succeeded. Eye-tracking isn’t new either. The key question here would be, could Amazon make these features much more than a gimmick? Till now all implementations we’ve seen have flopped.

The company’s also said to be developing an audio-streaming device, as well as a set-top box. Amazon’s targeting a release of some of these devices within the next few months, but not all of them are guaranteed to see the light of the day.

Via: WSJ

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  • barondebxl

    Every OEM that tried implementing 3d on a phone have failed. This better be good.

    • Jeremy Taco Patterson

      Egg-Zackly. Some have tried, none have succeeded. I SERIOUSLY doubt Amazon will get it right on their first handset.

  • Butch

    Kindle 3D sounds old but then again it could be something new who knows

  • Pacomacman

    LG created a great 3D phone with 2D and 3D modes. It took 3D images and videos and had 3D OS menus, but unfortunately for LG it never caught on. The Nintendo 3DS wasn’t a major success either so it seems people don’t see the need for 3D on something so small.

  • wonder

    would you buy a 3D phone that had a 3D projector in it ?