May 1, 2014
Two weeks after revealing what they called the first images of the rumored Amazon smartphone, the folks over at BGR are at it again. On Thursday, the site released a new image that reveals the handset’s design for the first time. As you can see, the Amazon smartphone looks very similar to handsets already on the market, including Apple’s iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy S lineup, and the HTC One. They note:
In terms of size, we’re told that the phone is a bit large but is reasonably comfortable to use with one hand. Amazon’s unique gesture controls were designed in part to make one-handed operation of a large phone as easy as possible, and one source tells us the phone definitely succeeds in that regard.As they previously reported, BGR believes the unnamed device will have a total of six cameras, four which will help facilitate the device’s 3-D effects. BGR also says Amazon will release two handsets, with the first being announced in the next “two to three months.” Both models will run a customized version of Google’s Android operating system. On April 12, The Wall Street Journal became the first news outlet to report Amazon would be releasing a 3-D smartphone later this year. I'm not really impressed by the look of Amazon's smartphone, assuming the image posted above is correct. The word "copycat" comes to mind, no? See also: Amazon's Wearable Technology Store Features Everything You Need To Stay Fit, Amazon And HBO Ink New Content Deal For Prime Instant Video, and Apple Not Amazon Holds The Most Credit Cards On File.