3D For Smartphones Coming, Lose Those Glasses
The one thing that proved that there is something that can happen and be exciting on a smaller display with a Sharp produced screen layer in 3D is the Nintendo 3DS. A Japanese cell carrier introduced the Hitachi Wooo last year which had used comparable 3D screen equipment as the 3DS. The technology was made by a company Master Image 3D which is a company out of Burbank, California. The added layer puts a cost of around $10 to $15 dollars for the maker but is able to be added over LCD and OLED screens and can be shut off if needed.
Don’t worry; you’re not going to need any of those annoying 3D glasses that the movie theater needs us to wear. The CEO of Master Image tells us that almost every one of the smartphone manufacturer’s major players is doing experiments with the 3D possibility for future handsets. He went on to say that as soon as next year we could start seeing 3D on an US mobile phone too.
Just one side of it is having the display in order to envisage the 3D content. The other question is what about being able to actually shoot 3D video and then process the outcome. It appears that this is something that’s being addressed as well. This is made apparent with a press release about an OMAP4 smartphone chipset from Texas Instruments. The press release touted the abilities of a system on a chip process of multiple camera images for the stereoscopic 3D recordings of 720p video on the mobile phone. Texas Instruments additionally promised there to be support for an additional front camera which would allow for touch-less gesture recognition. Additionally they hinted towards the technologies bringing a 3D interface to smartphones.
The combination of the Master Image overlay along with the dual core chipsets on a phones screen is possible soon due to the fact that both of these are technologies already in existence. Next year really looks to be a realistic timeframe for the first of a 3D smartphone to hit the United States market.
Notwithstanding of the fact that it’s currently nothing more than a simply wow factor while you’re playing some games like that on the Nintendo 3DS the 3D vision is no trick at all. The depth of field perception and stereoscopic are extremely vital, go no further than asking the trapeze artist. There are so many different features that have revolutionized their industry that started as nothing more than a gimmick. For now we’ll take the 3DHD and 3D UI for our smartphones, for now, just don’t ask us to pay more for it.
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