Amazon's Smartphone with 3D Capabilities Revealed in New Photos

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    Recent reports suggest Amazon may be preparing a smartphone with 3D capabilities to compete with Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy handsets. New details from BGR and TechCrunch shed some light on this 3D feature and possibly provide us with our first look at the phone, which is partially hidden inside a case.

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    According to BGR, multiple sources claim the phone will include a 4.7-inch display with 720p resolution, which is lower than the 1080p HD display in Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 and less than the projected 1334x750 display that Apple may use in the iPhone 6. Under the hood, the Amazon phone is predicted to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM.

    The biggest differentiator between Amazon's smartphone and those from Apple and Samsung is a 3D feature, which allegedly uses up to 4 cameras and additional sensors embedded in the phone. Amazon may use the 3D technology to showcase its own products, allowing users to explore a three-dimensional product images, claims BGR.
    The 3D capability of the phone may also provide a parallax effect, similar to that in iOS 7. Amazon's implementation in its FireOS may be greatly exaggerated as compared to Apple's version and supposedly is limited to only a few key gestures, reports TechCrunch.
    Rumors point to a possible announcement in the coming months with a target launch date of late September, but this may be subject to change. Amazon allegedly is showcasing the device to key developers as it tries to build third-party support for the platform before it is launched.

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    Love iPhones, never been a huge fan of Android phones, although there are a lot of good Android phones, I just see this a an EPIC FAILBOAT
     
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    I'll pass.
     
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    It looks like one of those Nokia Lumia phones...
     
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    Looks like they jammed an iPhone in a iPod Nano case.
     
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    Why does anyone want 3D? Wasn't that a fad that passed in 2010?
     
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    Wonder how this will look in real life. Unfortunately, Apple's implementation of parallax was not well received at all.
     
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    Looks kind of like an old iPhone with a ton of cameras...
     
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    I was really hoping this would be a joke.

    Competition is good, but this isn't competition......

    Seriously though, this thing looks to have a 2011 expiration date on it.

    Karl P
     
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    Cause the 3D effects worked out so well for Apple that they had to update it so people could turn it off...
     
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    Good move Amazon, just 4 years late to the game.
     
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    Looks like they've got the iPhone form-factor down, so that's working for them.

    And I guess the only thing 3-D about the phone is the physical phone itself. Am I the only one who doesn't want to rotate and tilt my device to get the picture to move?
     
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    This might have been a success five years ago... now, not so much.
     
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    Hopefully it’ll have ads like the Fire tablets:

    “This call to your Mom brought to you by Black & Decker”





    Yes you can turn pay to disable those, and of course this product won’t have them ... : )
     
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    Because I see in 3d. :cool: 3d is the future, quality just needs to improve before it's accepted. How can anyone not want the holodeck?
     
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    I just don't see Amazon getting into the phone business. Wouldn't there be a *lot* more support required of them than with tablets?
     
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    This looks amazing!

    3D is going to be the next big thing. Pretty soon all TVs, Movies, and Games consoles will be 3D, and everyone will want that experience on their phones as well.

    Apple and Samsung will be scrambling to catch up!!!
     
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    3-D images, eh?

    So, I'll finally be able to send this 'text' message.
     

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    I hope some people realize that the phone is in a protective case, so we really can't see how it looks.
     
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    I'm pretty sure most of us who've "experienced" 3D have already attested to the fact that we're neither impressed nor interested.
     
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    Complete fail! Can't the bigwigs at Amazon see this? And it actually looks like a decent phone. But marketing it as 3D is the first HUGE mistake. And at the stage in the game, you better be coming to the table with something that is leaps and bounds better then whats available now. If it's not (and this isn't) it's going to sink like a lead balloon.
     
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    Behold! A phone not made by Apple!

    Let the hate commence!
     
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    Duuuude. Re-read it with sarcasm radar activated. ;)

    (Or maybe you were just pilling on with additional understated cruelty... :p )
     
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    There's nothing wrong with being "late to the game".

    Again, both the first iPod and iPhone were released years after MP3 and "smartphones" already existed.

    Personally I'll still stick within the Apple ecosystem myself, but let's give them a chance by being positive towards this technology.
     
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    Probably almost everyone would like 3D when it's implemented right and the technology exists to make it happen.

    We'll get there, it just takes time and trying like everything humans have done.
     

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