Amazon Smartphone Rumoured for June Debut

September launch to follow

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Amazon Smartphone Rumoured for June Debut
Amazon will debut its own smartphone in June, with a launch to follow in September according to The Wall Street Journal.

The article cites 'people briefed on the company's plans' and claims that the online retail giant has been demoing the hardware to developers under lock and key in secure hotel rooms.

Rumour has it that the phone will have four front-facing cameras (positioned at the corners of the device) that track eye movement to produce a glasses-free 3D effect.

There will also be standard front and rear cameras expected to be 12- and 13-megapixels respectively. 600,000 units are expected out of the first wave of production, believed to be starting in April.

This is all, of course, unconfirmed at this point. The WSJ isn't known for flinging nonsense around, however, and it does fit with Amazon's work on the Kindle Fire and, more recently, Fire TV. What it would mean for gaming is unclear, but while Amazon did say that Fire TV "isn't trying to be a game console", the hardware will feature Minecraft, as well as offerings from Ubisoft and Take-Two.

Source: WSJ via TrustedReviews


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