May 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM ET
We've heard plenty of whispers suggesting that Amazon may be developing a smartphone, but now there's a strange new rumor: There are actually two phones — and one has a 3-D display with eye-tracking technology.
According to the Wall Street Journal's Greg Bensinger, "people familiar with the company's plans" say that Amazon is "developing a wide-ranging lineup of gadgets — including two smartphones and an audio-only streaming device."
From the sounds of it, the two smartphones are a low-end and high-end set, with the high-end device "featuring a screen that allows for three-dimensional images without glasses." Bensinger's sources claim that, thanks to retina-tracking technology, "images on the smartphone would seem to float above the screen like a hologram and appear three-dimensional at all angles." This technology should also allow someone to control the device with his or her eyes (which sounds similar to the eye-tracking features offered by the Samsung Galaxy S4).
These smartphones are only some of the hardware options Amazon's exploring, which may be released "in the coming months." That falls in line with prior rumors, which suggest that some Amazon-designed hardware quietly hit production lines earlier this year.
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