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Japan Not the Only Place Getting Sharp’s Glasses-Free 3D Android Phones

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Admit it: glasses-free 3D on a smartphone is a pretty cool gimmick. A pretty cool gimmick more than just those in Japan will soon be able to experience. Sharp is set to release their 3D handsets in the Land of the Rising Sun, and while we were pretty impressed with what we have heard and seen about them, it was hard to get excited knowing that they may never see the light of day outside of the island’s shores. But turns out that won’t be the case.

Sharp is aiming to get at least one of their duo of glasses-free 3D handsets out to China, India, and the United States next year. Which version (or versions) we see is unknown. 3D will be cool for games and even converting your own photos to multiple dimensions, but give me a phone where 3D becomes an interactive part of the user interface and I will really be impressed.

[via Gizmodo]




  • jo

    porn in 3d. hmmmmm.

  • Cake:3

    @jo
    +1

  • Caleb

    This. ^

  • Ricky

    People shouldn’t rely on Porn that much :/ It’s pretty sad. heh.

  • Willie W

    pr0n is the main drive behind the evolution of internet.

  • Tenrou

    “give me a phone where 3D becomes an interactive part of the user interface and I will really be impressed”…you mean like the two phones in the picture and Sharps third phone with autostereoscopic display on DoCoMo? When you flip the phone sideways you get an application launcer with the apps represented by “floating” 3D tiles. Maybe not much but it’s a start and it’s certainly interactive.

  • http://www.freeringers.net teckel

    I really hate 3D gimmicks, but if 3D could actually be useful in a UI, then I’m interested! I could give two sh1ts for 3D video, I grew out of that fad like 15 years ago on my Amiga.

  • CR@SH

    I’m just curious how well it will be supported by app developers.

  • dave

    > I could give two sh1ts for 3D video, I grew out of that fad like
    >15 years ago on my Amiga.

    There was no 3d video on the Amiga. And you mean you could NOT give two shits.

  • investigator

    bring on 4D! :D

  • mony

    now if it has 3D camera(s – back and front) that may be really cool