Report: Amazon to Release Smartphone This Fall

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon plans to announce a smartphone in June. The phone will reportedly start shipping in September, in time for holiday sales.

One of the unique features of the rumored phone is that it will have four font-facing cameras. This technology will enable the phone to create 3D-like holographic images. The phone also would contain a screen capable of displaying 3D images.

No reports of rumored prices have been revealed. Amazon offers attractive pricing on its tablets, but if the four camera rumor is true then the Amazon phone could have been expensive to make.

This is not the first time there have been rumors about an Amazon smartphone. The Wire notes there was a rumor last year that Amazon was planning to offer a free phone. That rumor turned out to be false and Amazon has not confirmed these latest rumors. However, the Wall Street Journal does say Amazon has been demonstrating the phone to developers in San Francisco and Seattle so it seems likely that Amazon is about to launch itself into the smartphone wars will Samsung and Apple.

Posted on April 11, 2014

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