Len Edgerly of The Kindle Chronicles has posted a video presenting the Kindle application on Amazon’s long-expected smartphone. In the clip, Brett McNeill and Cameron Janes of Amazon product management team, explain new features.
The new phone promises one-handed reading, without ever having to touch the screen. In the Kindle app, you’ll be able to advance the text in two ways:
1. Tilting the phone
Just tilt the phone back or forward to activate the scrolling and control the scroll speed. The tilt scrolling is not a totally new feature (well, it’s new to Kindle apps). It’s being offered for some time in the Instapaper iOS app.
2. Moving the head
This is totally new and exclusive to Amazon Fire Phone. It uses a new hardware called Dynamic Perspective. The phone has four “technical” front cameras that are used just to mark the position of your head in relation to the phone.
If you lower your head, the text will start scrolling (00:29 on the video). There is no need to move the wrist. Just change the phone’s position against your head. If you move your head up, the text will scroll backwards.
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Amazon Fire Phone’s Kindle app will let you control the scroll and scroll speed either with a hand or a head. Waiting for the option to highlight text with a blink of the eye. It may come sooner than you think.
Via The Digital Reader.
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