Amazon Fire Phone: Too Gimmicky For Its Own Good?

Sean Madden at Wired:

To Amazon’s credit, the device sports some impressive features, most notably its 3-D-like Dynamic Display, which allows navigation by tilting the device, and its Firefly app that can visually identify millions of products and link the user with information or a purchasing platform. But when tech pundits ask, “Are these more than just gimmicks?”

I have another question too. Remember when iOS 7 came out and there was a whole kerfuffle about Perspective Zoom (the tilting effect on the home screen) and how it was making people with vertigo sick?
This Dynamic Display thing looks way worse. Check it out:

I wonder if the same effect will happen here? The 3D is far more pervasive throughout the entire Fire Phone OS.

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