The long rumored “Amazon smartphone” has been whispered for longer than we care to remember. But according to the Wall Street Journal, it appears Amazon is finally ready to make this smartphone thing happen, with a release scheduled for this summer.
Sources say Amazon has already begun showing off the phone to developers, and is planning to announce the phone in late June, with a release in September. How will this phone differ from the plethora of Androids already on the market? How ’bout not 1, or 2, or 3 cameras — but 4 of them. Okay, so they’ll be largely used for retina-tracking. What for? Because the Amazon phone will feature 3D-like holograms that seemingly jump off the display.
It sounds crazy, and hella gimmicky, but with Amazon’s new in-house Game Studios at the ready, they might be able to pull this thing off. Looks like Nintendo’s got some competition in the 3D mobile games space.