More and more information has been getting out about Amazon’s upcoming smartphone— we now have details suggesting the device will feature real-word 3D object recognition, much like Google’s “Goggles” application.
Amazon’s version, however, would link images of 3D objects to product pages on Amazon, obviously prodding users to purchase the item they’re looking at.
In Amazon’s patent application for the service, it is called “user guided object identification.”
This will obviously all depend on actual user implementation— it could just be a cool little gadget, or something that people actually use to shop. My guess is the former…