Tomorrow, Amazon unveils its entry into the smartphone arena , a long-rumored device that supposedly uses eye-tracking tech to create the first 3D smartphone display . BloombergBusinessweek spoke to some of Amazon's mad scientists for the inside story on Lab126, the skunkworks tasked with making the 3D phone a reality.
Earlier this year, the WSJ reported that Amazon was working on a 3D phone that no one really wants. Now TechCrunch reveals what's behind the 3D tech and it's not actual 3D. It's four front-facing cameras at each corner of the device that can track eye and head movements to make the phone's screen look 3D.
The HTC Evo 3D is the first major 3D phone to hit these shores, but the price tag doesn't reflect the bonus dimension; according to this leaked RadioShack flier, the handset will cost $200 on-contract. And ship with a movie!
Sharp's 003SH 3D Android phone doesn't require any goofy glasses. But can it still deliver a satisfying 3D experience? Kat sure thought so, and this video seems to back her up.
Sharp doesn't have a huge handset presence outside of Asia, but according to a spokesperson this week that's all about to change in a big way. The company says they're putting their glasses-free 3D panels in a smartphone in 2010.