More rumours are suggesting that Amazon is working on a range of
smartphones, scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2014.
to a report by Digitimes which cites sources
from the Taiwan's supply chain, Amazon has contracted Primax
Electronics to manufacture compact camera modules (CCMs) for smartphones
to be launched in early 2014.
The report also claims that the
alleged Amazon Kindle smartphones will feature floating touch
technology, which allows users to interact with the device's display
without having to touch it at all.
The report informs that Primax
Electronics will equip six CCMs for sensing on alleged Amazon Kindle
smartphones. The report also mentions that the Primax Electronics have
obtained an order to supply more than 50 percent of the CCMs for the
Kindle range of smartphones. Unfortunately, there is no word on rumoured
Amazon smartphone's innards and the software.
We expect the
alleged Amazon smartphone to run a highly customised version of Android
OS, with apps available through
Amazon's Appstore instead of Google Play store, much like the Amazon
In October, a report claimed
that Amazon has been working
on two versions of the Kindle smartphone, a cheap one that would be
released by the end of the year with software similar to that of the
Kindle Fire tablet, and a more expensive version featuring a 3D UI that
won't be released until at least next year.
The report added that
the display on alleged Amazon Kindle smartphone would not be 3D itself,
but that the front panel of the phone would feature four cameras placed
on each corner of the phone to track the user's eyes/ head and move the
UI to give the impression of 3D similar to iOS 7's parallax effect.