WSJ: Amazon Building Smartphone With 3D Screen

Rumors of some kind of device heating up again

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted May 9, 2013 6:48 PM CDT

(Newser) – Rumors of an Amazon smartphone have been kicking around for a while, and the Wall Street Journal weighs in today with some funky-sounding specifics. Its sources say one of the devices the company is working on has a 3D screen:

  • "Using retina-tracking technology, images on the smartphone would seem to float above the screen like a hologram and appear three-dimensional at all angles," writes Greg Bensinger. "Users may be able to navigate through content using just their eyes."

At VentureBeat, John Koetsier writes that it's a safe bet Amazon will come out with a smartphone sometime this year. But he's skeptical about this 3D business, even suggesting the nugget might have been planted as a way to identify the source of leaks. And at Business Insider, Jay Yarow writes that for Amazon's sake, it better be false. "There is no value in a 3D screen," he writes. "HTC made a phone with a 3D screen, the EVO 3D. It didn't come out with a second 3D phone, which tells you all you need to know."

Jeff Bezos, CEO and founder of Amazon, speaks at the introduction of the new Amazon Kindle Fire HD last year.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
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