LG touts glasses-free 3D smartphone
Optimus line goes stereoscopic
LG will show off a 3D-capable mobile phone at this month's Mobile World Congress show, the Korean company has teased.
It's saying little more about the smartphone than its name - the LG Optimus 3D - and that it will sport a pair of cameras on the back for 3D photography.
Stereoscopic content, whether downloaded or shot yourself, appears on the "glasses-free" display on the front of the smartphone. It'll be a lenticular screen of the kind used on compact 3D cameras and the upcoming Nintendo 3DS. They work, but you really have look at it straight on to see the effect.
LG also said the Optimus 3D would sport HDMI output and the ability to pull on content from local DLNA servers.
It didn't mention the handset's chippery, but it's a fair bet that it will contain Nvidia's upcoming Tegra 3D, a variant of the Tegra 2 that supports stereoscopic output. Likewise, it's a near certainty that the new Optimus will run Android. ®
friend got something like that
One of my friends has some 3D phone here. It just makes looking at the picture an eye straining exercise.
My phone is 3-dimensional
Indeed, it's quite unfashionably chunky. I'd be more impressed if they brought out a 2D phone. You might have to be careful where you put down, though...
#D the next MP3
There was a time when useless crap was made sellable by sticking an MP3 player in it. Now they throw a 3D screen on it.