We've been hearing about the rumoured 3D Amazon phone forever, but it's never shown up. According to the WSJ, however, Amazon is getting ready to launch this phone this year.
The WSJ says that Amazon has been showing privately showing the phone to some people in Seattle and San Francisco. It will be announced in June, and ship in September. The new handset will feature a glasses-free 3D display.
But the really interesting bit, as we mentioned before, is the rumour about a higher-end smartphone that's supposed to dazzle you with some confusing sounding technology. Let's parse this description by the WSJ:
Using retina-tracking technology, images on the smartphone would seem to float above the screen like a hologram and appear three-dimensional at all angles, they [the sources] said.
Of course, the WSJ has reported a 3D Amazon phone before, and other very confident reports have turned out to be false. Even if it makes conceptual sense for Amazon to make a handset, don't believe a word of it until Mr Bezos trots the phone out across the stage. [WSJ]