Prepare to phone with red and blue glasses. I am not sure what HTC is thinking. Reproduced from GSMA 12.2.10.
Taiwanese smartphone vendor HTC is reportedly planning to launch an Android-based phone with a full 3D display by this time next year. According to a report in 3D Radar, the rumours have been sparked by a series of job adverts for roles at the vendor’s new R&D centre at the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina, suggesting that 3D will be a key focus for its engineers based there; one role specifically requests “familiarity with 3D display and imaging technologies.” The report notes that this could point to HTC’s future roadmap with 3D displays in the pipeline for its forthcoming range of Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. It adds that some “genuine 3D displays” could be launched at next February’s GSMA Mobile World Congress.
That HTC should be at the forefront of 3D smartphones is perhaps unsurprising considering that the vendor is already pioneering 3D software on its devices such as the HTC HD7. But reports suggest that HTC is now moving beyond software to looking at embedding true 3D displays on its phones, an evolution of the AMOLED displays it currently uses on its top-of-the-range devices. According to “HTC insiders,” a 3D Android-based “superphone” could appear before the end of 2011. According to reports in August, Japanese rival Sharp is apparently set to launch a smartphone with a 3D display before the end of 2010.
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