Amazon might be expanding its gadget repertoire to include two smartphones and an audio streaming device, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal.
One of the smartphones in development will reportedly utilize technology to track the retina of the user in order to create a 3D image that will work without the use of special glasses. HTC released a similar device in 2011, dubbed the HTC EVO 3D. The rumors come after recent reports that Amazon will be releasing a set-top TV box for streaming content.
It seems the company best known for its e-commerce site is attempting to move further into content streaming as well as the gadget market beyond just its Kindle e-reader and tablet family. There is no word on a release date for the smartphone or media streamer, but the WSJ reports devices could hit the scene in the next few months. Sources also warn that some of the alleged projects will never make it out of development due to budget constraints or performance issues.
Source: Wall Street Journal