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Amazon Kindle SmartPhone with Floating Touch Technology Coming in 2014


Amazon’s Kindle lineup of tablets is giving some good competition to the likes of Nexus tablets, but looks like Amazon wants to enter to the smartphone market as well. Rumors have been afloat of Amazon Kindle Smartphones for quite some time now.

As per sources in Taiwan’s supply chain Primax Electronics has obtained orders from Amazon for compact camera modules (CCMs) for use in smartphones. These smartphones will see the light of day in early 2014.

Such smartphones feature floating touch technology, with each to be equipped with six CCMs for sensing, and Primax will supply more than 50% of the CCMs, the sources said. Primax declined to comment on the sources’ claims.

Rumor also has it that Amazon’s Kindle Smartphone will have floating touch technology. First introduced in Sony Xperia Sola floating touch makes it possible for the smartphone to detect a finger up to 0.79 inches (20mm) above the screen.

Check out the video below for a demo of floating touch on Xperia Solo:-

Looks like Amazon is all set to make waves with it’s Kindle Smartphone in 2014.



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