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Amazon Finally Shows Off its 3D Display Smartphone

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After years of hints and rumours, Amazon has finally shown off its long expected smartphone, and yes, it does come with a 3D display.

Using four motion sensing cameras on the front of the phone, it tracks where the eyes are looking and adjusts the image, to create the illusion of a 3D display, while also offering some more practical features such as responding to movements to open menus or show addition information on the screen.

In addition, what was unexpected is a new service known as Firefly that in simple terms lets users take photos of something, and then Amazon returns information about that object.

Firefly identifies printed text on signs, posters, magazines and business cards-make a call, send an email, save as a contact, or go to the website without typing out long URLs or email addresses. Firefly also recognizes movies and TV episodes, and can then try to sell an online copy to the user.

It also recognizes 35 million songs, and has a record of 70 million consumer products that can be photographed, and then recognized.

The hardware itself is a 4.7-inch display screen smartphone, with quad-core 2.2Ghz  Snapdragon processor and 2GB of RAM.

The phone goes on sale in the USA initially with AT&T, and will be sold from $200 with a 2-year contract, which pitches the phone right into the middle of the main smartphone market.

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