We have covered what looks to be Amazon’s first Smartphone a couple of days earlier and now BGR have come back with even more news about the mysterious device. Apparently instead of the usual buttons that just about EVERY smartphone uses, the Amazon phone will rely on a myriad of gestures and a tilt based OS interface for you to get by.
According to BGR:
“By tilting the handset in different directions while the device is in use, Amazon’s interface will display additional information on the screen without the user having to touch or tap anything,”
With examples ranging from tilting the device when in email to reveal labels or tilting when in maps to reveal yelp ratings of areas around may just sound like the gimmicky functionality that I was afraid of when I first heard about this device. While they are also working on a way to convert text taken via the rear camera into editable text with OCR, it still sounds like a bit of a stretch to me. This is still talks about a prototype and nothing is set in stone, however this looks like an incredibly steep learning curve just to do basic things that can be achieved now. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
(Source: The Verge)