Amazon's long-rumored Fire Phone is finally here, folks! It's got a crazy cool-looking face-tracking 3D display that knows the position of your head at all times and Firefly, a scanner that identifies (and helps you buy) just about anything. But funky features aside, how does The Everything Store's phone stack up to…
Amazon's new Fire Phone had to be about getting people to buy stuff from Amazon, right? Of course. Enter Firefly, which turns the Fire Phone into a sort of universal object scanner that'll recognize books, DVDs, or jars of Nutella, and help you buy them—from Amazon.
Jeff Bezos just unveiled Amazon's new Fire Phone, and with it a great feature for big-time photo-snappers: free, unlimited cloud storage for the pictures you take with your Fire Phone. That's really quite handy.
We've been hearing the rumors for weeks (months? years?), and the day has finally come. Amazon's phone is here. It's called the Fire Phone, and it's got some fancy new tricks.
Today, Amazon will announce a mysterious new device, and we're pretty darn sure it's going to be the crazy 3D smartphone that's been rumored for over a year. Here's what the rumor mill suggests is coming our way soon.
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.
At this point, we're damn near certain that Amazon's big June 18 announcement will be its first foray into the (3D?) smartphone market. But now, thanks to a report from TechCrunch, it looks like the four front-mounted IR cameras will be powered by Omron's Okao Vision's face-tracking face-tracking technology.
That Amazon is getting ready to release a smartphone is no real secret or surprise at this point, rumors have been flying for ages. But what it will look like is still a mystery. BGR says it has had some time with a prototype in a case that hides its true form, but is now sharing these images that seem to be of what…
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 Amazon phone rumor mill is in full force right now, and regardless of whether they're true or not, the idea of Amazon making phones is an intriguing prospect. But without an operating system of its own, Amazon would need to imbue such a device with features that make it stand out. If you were responsible for an…