Amazon is reportedly working on a smartphone which will allow the user to see 3D images without the need for special glasses, the Wall Street Journal reports. But this isn’t the first time we’ve heard rumours that Amazon is working on such a device, in fact the Wall Street Journal reported on a very similar story almost a year ago which detailed the plans for Amazon to released a 3D smartphone, but we are still to see a device. This time around though the report says that the phone will release during the second half of 2014.
The report also says that Amazon has been showing the device (which is internally referred to as “project Aria”) to developers so they are able to develop and produce apps in time for the phones launch. The phone will also reportedly use its front facing camera to track the users eyes which will then alter the images on the screen so they will appear to be 3D. The reports that Amazon are working on a smartphone would match up to everything they’ve been doing recently as Amazon have been making a lot of moves with hardware as only last week they launched their Fire TV; a set top box which allows you to stream video over the internet.
The WSJ has reached out to Amazon for a comment but usually they don’t comment on stories unless they are able to completely deny them. Of course if Amazon do decide to say something then we’ll update the post with their comment straight away.