(NEW YORK) -- Is a 3D smartphone a good move for Amazon? That’s what many industry analysts are wondering about Wednesday’s expected announcement of a brand new market for the world’s biggest online retailer.
Amazon has declined to comment, but it’s widely reported to be launching a phone capable of displaying 3D images.
Some analysts believe the technology could be used for shopping. Consumers might use the phone to take a 3D picture of a product in a store, then search for it on Amazon and make a purchase.
The phone is expected to come with sensors that track the movement of your head, letting you open menus just by tilting the device.
AT&T is expected to be the exclusive carrier for the phone. But the launch carries risks. Some analysts doubt that even Amazon can successfully break in to an already crowded market.
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