Glasses-Free 3D Tablets En Route?

Posted: Apr 12 2010, 10:29am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 8:31pm CDT, in News | Technology News

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No, that title isn't just ridiculous speculation. Akihabara News reports that Sharp has just unveiled a 10.6” display that is capable of glasses-free 3D. This display will also work as a touchscreen.

Sharp says that this monitor is designed for e-readers, tablets, and netbooks. Considering how popular 3D is getting to be, it would be extremely surprising to NOT see at least one manufacturer try to take advantage of this new screen. We're probably still 6 months to a year off from seeing this screen in a commercial product, but it does exist and it is coming.

A traditional 3D-capable tablet wouldn't be very interesting. Who wants to tote around glasses wherever you go? If Sharp's display can work as an accurate touchscreen AND provide glasses-free 3D, OEMs are going to be ALL over it. Now, if only someone would make a transreflective LCD screen that also supported glasses-free 3D...

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