Newsletters
Customer Relationship Management News NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
Home CRM Systems Customer Service Business Intelligence Sales & Marketing More Topics...
Mobile Tech
24/7/365 Network Uptime!
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked
Amazon 3D Smartphone Pics Leaked

By Seth Fitzgerald
April 16, 2014 1:33PM

Bookmark and Share
One of the main issues that Amazon will have to consider -- if it is indeed working on a 3D interface for its smartphone -- is whether or not users will like it. People criticized the parallax feature introduced by Apple with iOS 7 because it made some users nauseous. Amazon’s 3D smartphone could cause the same thing to happen.
 



E-commerce giant Amazon is reportedly set to release its own smartphone after years of development. Pictures of the phone, which may feature a unique 3D interface, were leaked on Tuesday by technology publication BGR. The photos, along with other reports and leaks, suggest that the phone could roll out as early as this summer.

Depending on which publication you believe -- Amazon has yet to provide any official information -- the 3D interface will either be a major or a minor part of the handset. One sector of the consumer electronics industry indicates that the smartphone will utilize four infrared cameras to provide a responsive 3D display, while others claim that the technology is still very limited in its functionality.

Simulated, Not Real

No matter which source you rely on for information, all of them agree that there will be some interesting features included in Amazon’s smartphone. The leaked photos also back this up as they show five cameras on the front of the handset, four of which are expected to track either head or eye movement.

Though it is widely reported that the tracking capability will be used to provide a 3D interface, it is important to differentiate between real and simulated 3D. It appears the display itself won't project an image so that it is actually 3D. Rather, the feature has more in common with the parallax functionality in Apple's iOS 7 than a 3D TV, according to sources who have spoken to TechCrunch.

One of the main issues that Amazon will have to consider -- if it is indeed working on the 3D interface -- is whether or not users will like it. People criticized the parallax feature introduced by Apple with iOS 7 because it made some users nauseous. Amazon’s smartphone could cause the same thing to happen.

Room For Another

As we have seen with the Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon likes to cut costs wherever possible while barely making any profit on each sale. This business strategy has worked well for devices like the Fire HDX, which is still regarded as one of the best 7-inch tablets, especially considering its $199.00 price tag.

The first smartphone that Amazon comes out with later this year will be considered high-end, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the phone will be expensive. By selling the device through its own online marketplace and making it available at price that is just slightly higher than break-even, Amazon could do well in the market.

Earlier today IHS Technology said that it cost $256 just to build the yet-to-be-released Samsung 32GB Galaxy S5, yet the phone will be sold for well over $600. If Amazon were to have a similar bill of materials but sold the device for $400, it could become popular for the same reason that Google’s $350 Nexus 5 has been a hit -- its price.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service. Its award-winning CRM solution helps 82,400 customers worldwide manage and share business information over the Internet. Experience CRM success. Click here for a FREE 30-day trial.


 Mobile Tech
1.   Apple Smart Watch Patent Surfaces
2.   iPhone 6: Bad for Apple Tablet Sales?
3.   GoTenna: Work-Thru for Dead Zones
4.   Nokia X Phones Had Identity Crisis
5.   Microsoft Axes Android Phones


advertisement
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Dropbox for Business Beefs Up Security
Dropbox is upping its game for business users. The cloud-based storage and sharing company has rolled out new security, search and other features to boost its appeal for businesses.
 
Wall Street Journal Hacked Again
Hacked again. That’s the story at the Wall Street Journal this week as the newspaper reports that the computer systems housing some of its news graphics were breached. Customers not affected -- yet.
 
New Web Tracking Technologies Defeat Privacy Protections
Recently developed Web tracking tools are able to circumvent even the best privacy defenses, according to a new study by researchers at Princeton and the University of Leuven in Belgium.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Microsoft Makes Design Central to Its Future
Over the last four years, Microsoft has doubled the number of designers it employs, putting a priority on fashioning devices that work around people's lives -- and that are attractive and cool.
 
Contrary to Report, Lenovo's Staying in Small Windows Tablets
Device maker Lenovo has clarified a report that indicated it is getting out of the small Windows tablet business -- as in the ThinkPad 8 and the 8-inch Miix 2. But the firm said it is not exiting that market.
 
Seagate Unveils Networked Drives for Small Businesses
Seagate is out with five new networked attached storage products aimed at small businesses. The drives are for companies with up to 50 workers, and range in capacity from two to 20 terabytes.
 

Navigation
CRM Daily
Home/Top News | CRM Systems | Customer Service | Business Intelligence | Sales & Marketing | Contact Centers | Customer Data | CRM Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.