Rumor Roundup: 3D Amazon Phone? Google Satellites? Microsoft Smartwatch?


When the Internet runs out of news, it starts making things up. We think this is funny, so we round up all the lies and speculation and put them here. We call it the "Rumor Roundup" and we do it all for you! This week:

3D TV Simulation
  • Is Amazon Going to Announce a 3D Smartphone at Its Event on June 18?
    Look forward to a lot of Amazon commercials and ads with the caption "3D images simulated," as the company tries to sell a 3D device on 2D media. Typical line from the TV spot: "We know you can't see it, but, WOW, trust us, this is sure in some 3D! Whoa!" (Spokesman pretends to duck.) "That was close!" [InterCooler]

  • Has HTC Cancelled Its One M8 Prime Smartphone?
    It wasn't ready for primetime. (I'd like to say that I am making a point about how not to write comedy, but we all know that's a lie.) [Geeky Gadgets]

Gravity In 3D
  • Does Google Want to Launch Its Own Communications Satellites?
    For potential effects of this plan, see Gravity. [FierceWirelessTech]

  • Will Japan Launch a 5G Cellular Network in 2020?
    In typical fashion, this new, faster tech won't make it to the US for probably a decade or more, stranding domestic users with phones and mobile devices that can only download a webpage in seconds, rather than half-seconds. [Ubergizmo]

Microsoft Smartwatch Joke
  • Will Microsoft's Smartwatch Be Compatible With iOS and Android?
    Tired of failing on their own, Microsoft hitches its wagon to others' falling stars. (Picture Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid busting from the Bolivian safe house, together.) [Ubergizmo]

  • Is Amazon Prepping a Free Music-Streaming Service for Amazon Prime Members?
    Crud, I already used up my "ready for primetime" joke. [Geeky Gadgets]

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