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Rumor: Amazon Smartphone Slated For Fall Release With Early Summer Official Announcement

April 11, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

With the recent release of the Amazon Fire TV and it’s already stellar reputation so far, Amazon has no plans of slowing down their momentum as it would appear that they are taking steps to announce their fabled smartphone sometime this summer around June. If that were the only rumor detail that we knew about the Amazon smartphone then we’d be happy, but there is another rumor surfacing that cites Amazon is not only planning on announcing the phone in June, but planning to release the phone in the fall in the month of September. This rumor also states that the Amazon smartphone will come carrying a display that has a type of 3D technology that users wouldn’t have the need for glasses to enjoy. This wouldn’t be the first device to try and implement this technology, but lets hope that Amazon can do it right as none of the previous offerings have done an amazing job with it.

According to the sources that are familiar with the matter, Amazon has been doing more than just telling people about its plans for official announcements and release dates. They have apparently been making their rounds in Seattle and San Francisco showing off what sounds like working prototypes of the device to developers, which if true could suggest they’re on track to meet the time frames we listed above. If the phone gets a launch in the fall, it’ll be arriving just in time for the biggest shopping day of the year, where Amazon likely sees a huge drive forward in sales from their site.

According to the same sources who listed off the window of the launch date, the 3D technology is said to be made up of retina tracking technology to make images appear like they are actually 3D. There aren’t any sort of confirmed details coming from Amazon, but as far as specs go the device is rumored to be carrying a display size of 5-inches, and come powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It’s also rumored to have six cameras total on the device, one of which would be the rear camera used to take pictures and one front one aimed at video chat, with the remaining four dedicated to creating the 3D effect discussed above.