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Amazon Developing New Hardware Products Including a 3D Smartphone and a Streaming Music Player

NewImageAmazon is developing a number of new hardware products to complement its Kindle line, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.

Amazon hopes to release the devices, which are being developed at an Amazon lab in Sunnyvale, California, in the coming months, but the WSJ is quick to note that some or all of them may be killed at the last minute for a variety of reasons.
One of the devices is a high-end smartphone featuring a screen that allows for 3-D images without glasses, these people said. 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 said. Users may be able to navigate through content using just their eyes, two of the people said.
Amazon is also reportedly working on an audio-only streaming music player, perhaps an iPod-like device with 3G and Wi-Fi built in for streaming music from Amazon's servers.

This device could make sense given the company's moves to beef up its digital music efforts. In recent months, Amazon has given customers free digital copies of all CDs ever purchased on Amazon.com and introduced a new "scan and match" service similar to iTunes Match.

Last month, it was reported that Amazon was developing a set-top box to stream video over the Internet via its Amazon Prime and Instant video services.

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21 months ago
Another "iPhone Killer" no doubt... :rolleyes:
Rating: 16 Votes
21 months ago
Wondering when Wall Street will finally punish Amazon for their lack of profits...
Rating: 8 Votes
21 months ago
Clearly the above three posters have no idea on what Amazons business goals are.

Here's a hint: Money doesn't even come into it. Seriously, their focus isn't on increasing profits each year. It never has been and never will be. Read up on how Amazon's business operates and you'll understand.
Rating: 8 Votes
21 months ago

Clearly the above three posters have no idea on what Amazons business goals are.

Here's a hint: Money doesn't even come into it. Seriously, their focus isn't on increasing profits each year. It never has been and never will be. Read up on how Amazon's business operates and you'll understand.


Posts like these are more constructive when they come with a small summary of what the hell your point is.
Rating: 8 Votes
21 months ago
Go home amazon, you're drunk.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago
am i the only one who doesn't care about a 3-d movies? or tv's? or phones? maybe i've lost touch, but i feel like this tech is endlessly being rammed down consumer's throats.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago

Clearly the above three posters have no idea on what Amazons business goals are.

Here's a hint: Money doesn't even come into it.


Hmm. Interesting "business" goals. :eek:
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago

Clearly the above three posters have no idea on what Amazons business goals are.

Here's a hint: Money doesn't even come into it. Seriously, their focus isn't on increasing profits each year. It never has been and never will be. Read up on how Amazon's business operates and you'll understand.


Not sure why anyone would want to invest in a company that doesn't care about earning a profit. Why are they a public company then. :confused:
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago

Put simply, if you invest in Amazon to get profits, your a fool. They will not bow down to investors just to make a quick buck.


Ok what's the point of investing in Amazon then? And what is this nonsense about making a quick buck? Amazon has been a public company since May 1997, and still is barely turning a profit. Apple earns more profit in one quarter than Amazon has in 16 years of existence. Why in the world is Amazon a public company if they don't care about turning a profit? :confused:
Rating: 5 Votes
21 months ago
The article amusingly disclaims "but the WSJ is quick to note that some or all of them may be killed at the last minute for a variety of reasons."

Therefore the quotes may as well have read as:

"One of the devices is a high-end smartphone featuring a screen that allows for 3-D images without actually needing any eyes, these people said. Using mind-tracking technology, images on the smartphone would seem to float inside your head like a hologram and appear three-dimensional at all angles, they said. Users may be able to navigate through content using just their thoughts, two of the people said."

I just love the way we are supposed to believe these leaked spec's of new a new secret device, from dubious sources who disclaim these claims in the same article.

Probably because they don't exist and to just get publicity.... :D
Rating: 4 Votes

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