Have you heard of the Amazon smartphone? Chances are you already have. There are a lot of rumor and speculation floating around, but precious few facts. We realized that if you were to take in all the conflicting rumors, you would be totally confused. So we took the trouble of getting together, those that seemed the most relevant, and are bringing them to you in one compact write-up.

Let’s take a look at what they are.
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Looks

As confirmed by various sources, this is how the phone is going to look. As the graphic, created by the Amazon designers shows, physically the phone looks much like any other full touch smartphone. It appears to have taken design details from the Apple iPhone, the Samsung Galaxy S range, and the HTC One. Size-wise it is somewhat large, but comfortable for one-handed use. This would appear to be augmented by what will be a unique 3D gesture driven interface. The camera will depend on a tilt motion for many functions including using tilt motions to expose more apps in the home screen, and sliding menus and extra information in the apps. And, possibly to support that, the camera sports an amazing 5 front cameras, 4 of which will be low-power infra-red ones. These, along with some extra sensors will let the phone track the user’s head position as related to the phone’s display.

Reports suggest that this unique interface works very well.

Technical Specs

The phone will have a 4.7″ 720p HD resolution, a Snapdragon quad-core processor, and a heavily customized Android OS, similar to those in Amazon’s Kindle Fire range. It has six individual camera modules that include the ones mentioned above. The phone will use Amazon’s own app store for 3rd party software.

The phone will be released in the US first and will include what Amazon calls “Prime Data”. It is not very clear what that is, but sources suggest it will be a tie-up with AT&T and Prime Data could be a certain amount of free monthly Prime video and music streaming.

Amazon had earlier acquired a startup that had to do with a natural voice search engine called Evi. Now it is heard that Amazon will be including this Siri-like voice activated assistant on the phone.

Release date

It is almost confirmed that the Amazon smartphone will be released sometime around the third quarter of this year. Latest rumors suggest that Amazon is possible working on two smartphones, with the second one to be released later, with 3D projection capabilities without glasses, like the Nintendo 3DS

Price

Most sources suggest that the price of this phone will be quite low – a fraction of that of the iPhone. That is the policy that Amazon follows for its Kindle Fire lineup which have great technical capabilities at budget prices. Amazon depends on the apps to make most of the profit. That is an effective plan, especially if the company can get people to subscribe to the “Prime Data” plan.

More on the 3D interface

This interface is active right from the start. Amazon will be adding several special wallpapers with perspectives that shift as the phone is tilted from the left to right and from top to bottom. This interface will also supply 3D application icons, and other core interface elements. Several applications will be compatible too.

So, there you have it. An amazing phone at a low price, with a unique interface, which, once the users get used to the new paradigm could possibly spell the beginning of the end of smartphone designs with conventional 2D interfaces.

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