Event set for online retailers hometown of Seattle

Amazon's got a big ol' banner up on its home page inviting folks to its "new device unveiling." Click through, and you see a video of folks obviously looking at a phone or tablet. And marveling at how it moves them.

Sound familiar?

Amazon's phone has been rumored for years — yes, that long — and it looks like it might finally be on the way. That fits in with recent leaks out of BGR, including renders and prototype shots, and word that it'll come with some sort of movement and tracking system that will allow the user interface to flow with your motions. Amazon's event sign-up page makes note of developing apps for a "novel type of sensor" and asks developers how they've "used gyroscopes, accelerometers, compass, or other sensors in your app," building on that idea.

Source: Amazon