Amazon Fire Phone: An All-Seeing 3D Prime Contender
By Brent Rose
June 18, 2014
We've been hearing the rumors for weeks (months? years?),
and the day has finally come. Amazon's phone is here.
It's called the Fire Phone, and it's got some fancy new
Dynamic Perspective (3D Display)
As rumored, the Fire phone will have a unique 3D
interface called Dynamic Perspective. It can shift the
image on the display to add a depth effect, making it
appear as if you're looking through a window into another
world. Will this work well? Will it explode if you and a
friend are looking at it at the same time? Maybe! We
don't know yet.
Dynamic Perspective was demoed on the phone's lock screen
at Amazon's event today and it looked cool, but it seemed
much more effective in the Maps app. Not only did it make
the Empire State Building look like it was popping out,
but when you're looking at layers on a map (say, nearby
restaurants) you can tilt the phone one way to remove the
layers, and tilt the other way to display them again.
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