Re: Amazon isn't competing for the high-end
But some of the features don't even make any sense, technically, or in user friendliness. The concept of a 3D UI, is already known to not work well. Apple tried with a minor 3D effect in iOS 7, and people said it made them ill, so they had to turn the minor effect down. Nintendo has a failure in 3D with their 3DS. People don't like 3D movies, and some are made ill from that as well.
It seems as though Amazon has made a bad bet on this in the chase to have a unique feature. But I don't understand the feature. Apple has shown you can have a 3D effect that moves with movement of the device, without sensors to track your head. There's an app in the store, called Holotoy, that does even more (for free). With the head sensors, the Fire should be able to carry out its functions without needing to move the phone at all. If it really head tracks, that's all it should need. As you move your head, scrolling should start. Move your head again, and it stops, etc. but you need to tilt the phone. That action, which has been done before, elsewhere, uses sensors inside the phone to detect tilt, as iOS 7, and Holotoy does. So what is the head tracking adding to this? Nothing, as far as I can tell.