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Amazon likely to unveil 3D Android smartphone on 18 June

Teaser video hints at head-tracking technology
Thu Jun 05 2014, 10:44

Amazon smartphone looks like an iPhoneAMAZON LIKELY will launch its long-rumoured smartphone, which is said to feature a holographic 3D display, at an event in Seattle on 18 June.

An Amazon smartphone has been the subject of leaks for as long as we remember, and it looks like it is almost here.

Amazon has announced that it hosting an event in Seattle on 18 June, and while it hasn't explicitly mentioned that a phone is coming, the accompanying teaser video (below) certainly suggests so.

The video shows a bunch of people eyeing the yet-unannounced Amazon device and, as it is an advertisement, of course they are all suitably impressed.

Adding weight to the rumours that the Amazon smartphone will feature head-tracking capabilities and a three-dimensional screen, one user remarks, "It moved with me!", while another adds, "I don't think I've ever seen anything like this."

If you have a lot of spare time on your hands and want to examine the video, some users reportedly have caught a glimpse of the Amazon-branded handset, which reportedly will look at lot like the iPhone.

Previous speculation has given us a pretty good idea as to what else we can expect from Amazon's first smartphone. Much like its Kindle tablets, the device likely will feature a heavily-customised version of Google's Android mobile operating system. Reports suggest that Amazon will have tweaked the software even further on its smartphone, adding tools such as gesture controls. The device reportedly will also feature multiple front-facing cameras, giving it head-tracking capabilities.

Other mooted specifications include a 4.7in HD 3D display, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and support for 4G LTE. µ

 

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