LG's Glasses-Free 3D Phone Is On The Way

Posted: Jan 19 2011, 5:39pm CST | by , in News | Mobile Phones

LG's Glasses-Free 3D Phone Is On The Way
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Just don't use it while you're driving

The 3D world may be hitting a bump, but it looks like companies are still all over it with new innovations and ideas. LG is working on its part, which will bring the novelty of glasses-free 3D to smartphones.

The technology was teased at CES earlier this month but no official product announcements were made.

Word on the street now is that LG is in fact seriously planning a handset that would incorporate the latest 3D technology, and is going to announce it at the Mobile World Congress show next month.

One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the adoption to 3D TVs last year was that people hate the idea of buying 3D glasses, especially when they cost $150 to $200 like the current set of active shutter glasses.

It's proving to be a much bigger stumbling block than the TV manufacturers expected. They all thought consumers would get over it once they saw how amazing the picture is with a stereoscopic 3D set.

In reality, though, 3D TV sales last year fell far below expectations and the companies involved in the race to 3D are now rapidly turning to other solutions.

LG also has 3D TVs on the market, but they require the expensive glasses just like most of the others. It didn't announce anything major on that front at CES either.

If its glasses-free 3D smartphone proves to be a success, though, there's no doubt it will want to take that over to its TV business as well.

Via Uber Gizmo

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.




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