Nokia Showcases 3D Cell Phone

Sep 04, 2009 by Lin Edwards weblog

(PhysOrg.com) -- Finnish giant Nokia, the world's biggest phone manufacturer, is developing a 3D mobile phone with a stereoscopic display. And you don't need 3D glasses to get the three-dimensional effect.

Nokia demonstrated a hand-held 3-D device at the 2009 World event in Stuttgart, Germany, on September 2-3. The demonstration version ran on a Nokia N810 Internet Tablet, but this is not the platform that will be used for the product's eventual launch. The N810 had a custom-made screen made by a third-party manufacturer, and proprietary software was installed to run the display. The demonstrated technology produced a rudimentary three dimensional display that could be seen without special glasses.

Nokia's effort is not the first product of its type, because 3D phones are already available in the Far East, but they have not spread elsewhere yet. The company demonstrated at the Nokia World event that it has the technology, but a launch date has not been set because of the expense of development and because there may not yet be sufficient demand or content for the product.

A Nokia Research executive was quoted by Pocket Lint as saying the company has been working on 3D cellular phones for several years, and that the technology is well advanced.

It is uncertain when Nokia will launch its own 3D phone, but considering the current boom in 3D filming and the availability of 3D phones elsewhere, a launch may not be too far away.

via Pocket-lint

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