|By Jayaram Krishnaswamy||
|June 19, 2014 10:11 PM EDT||
Here is picture that explains static and dynamic perspectives (the details may not be exactly as shown but the principle is):
Using 4 low resolution, ultra low power cameras the image is synthesized in real-time (perhaps sucking lot more power than the non 3D cameras). There are, I assume two other cameras for the usual photo/video capture. In days to come we will see how the 3D effect is leveraged to make the phone more attractive for buyers.
The effect as seen in the videos (MPEG-4 video file (.mp4)) is quite interesting. Here is a video downloaded from Amazon Site. This may require you to view in IE 10 or Google Chrome.
Fire phone, built on Android OS, out of the box has a large number of apps and developers will creating more for which Amazon will be releasing it code base.