According to the Wall Street Journal, Amazon has been demonstrating a new smartphone prototype with a 3D screen to various developers in secured hotel suites in Seattle and San Francisco. The phone, which will be shipped in September, supposedly has four front-facing cameras capable of delivering a 3D experience without the use of special glasses. The cameras would also be used to detect eye movements from the user.
This leak follows a long list of rumors and speculations, which follows Amazon’s hiring of Microsoft Window’s phone manager, Charlie Kindel, to work on its secret project. Further, given Kindle’s rise in the tablet market, the company has yet to release a smartphone. If this smartphone comes with a 3D-capable screen, we can understand why Amazon would not be offering it for free.