about 1 month ago
Amazon is likely to announce their new smartphone at their big press event this Wednesday. They released a teaser for the event a few weeks ago that shows users reacting to their new product. What are they so taken by? Rumor has it the device will contain glasses-free 3D capabilities.
From The Verge:
Chances are they are talking about a new glasses-free "3D" user interface, which has been expected to be included on Amazon's phone for some time. TechCrunch originally reported last year that Amazon was working on a phone with a "3D eye tracking interface", and it just reported that Amazon is using a special face-sensing technology to track the user's head movements. Apparently, users will be able to tilt their heads to the side to see hidden content or homescreens, an action that jibes with the behavior of the subjects in Amazon's teaser video.
There's been speculation that Amazon could be interested in a new shopping interface with the phone's 3D effects — and the New York Times today speculated that Amazon feels it needs something like a phone to bolster its shopping experience. The device could aim "to close any remaining gap between the impulse to buy and the completed act," notes the Times.