Teaser Video Reveals Amazon’s Smartphone will Launch 18 June
The retailer has posted a new video on Youtube (posted below) which shows people looking at some device and being amazed by it. The video doesn’t show the device itself, but based on the commentary I think it was the Amazon smartphone.
Some of the responses include:
- Oh whoa!
- It moved with me!
- It’s very real life and uncomparable (sic) to anything I’ve seen
- That’s pretty damn intuitive
- I would use that a lot
- Do I have to give this back?
Amazon is also suggesting that viewersto the launch event, which will be held in Seattle on 18 June.
Rumors have been circulating for over a year now that Amazon was working on a smartphone, and in April new rumors leaked that it would launch in June. Amazon’s other official leaks have told us that it might have a 4.7″ screen, run Android on a Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 2GB RAM, and come equipped with 4 IR cameras which are designed to track a users eye and face movements and adapt the display to give the user a novel 3d user experience.
There’s no solid info today on price or the actual ship date, but I would not be surprised if those details were leaked before the 18th.
If not for the fact that Amazon has a pattern of leaking important details before a launch, I’m not sure how much I would believe. I’m still not sure I see the value of a 3d display. I can see the coolness, but I also expect that many will turn it off after about the first 20 minutes.
What do you think? Would you use a smartphone with a 3d display?