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Amazon Smartphone Arriving With Tilt Gestures Instead of Physical Navigation Buttons [Report]
Amazon's first attempt at producing a smartphone has sent shock waves amongst its key rival players, such as Apple and Samsung. This was expected as Amazon is clearly aiming to be a big time hardware player, besides a successful content driven company.
There have been crazy rumors about Amazon's Kindle smartphone, which is tipped to feature four additional cameras to create a 3D effect interface, but today a new report has plenty of juice to offer in respect to the smartphone's potential features.
Earlier in the day, BGR citing "trusted source" revealed that the Amazon smartphone will have a "unique combination of cameras, sensors and software to dramatically change the way users interact with a smartphone".
The report said Amazon's first smartphone is expected to come with a variety of gesture control features. For instance, just by tilting the handset in different directions, the user interface will display additional information on the screen, without even touching the phone.
For example, IMDB ratings will be listed on top of movie thumbnails in the Amazon video store using tilt gestures; moreover you could also use gestures to scroll through items in the Amazon store itself.
In addition, users will be able to access menus and other features in apps with the help of Amazon's motion sensing and head tracking tech.
Apparently, you can actually turn pages in the Kindle app or scroll through web pages, by tilting your phone.
According to the same report we've got to know that the purported phone might not even come with traditional android navigation buttons, or even on-screen ones. Instead, menus and other functions are accessed by tilting the phone to the right or left
Amazon is expected to reveal its first ever smartphone later in the spring. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!