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Sharp to release 3D smartphone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Aug 2010 22:53 User comments (11)

Sharp to release 3D smartphone Sharp has said this week that it plans to release a smartphone by the end of 2010 that will feature a 3D display allowing for 3D viewing without special glasses.
Furthermore, the phone will likely have a 3D-capable camera, added a Sharp spokesperson.

While the company is the largest mobile phone maker in Japan, globally it has fallen very far behind, especially in the rapidly growing smartphone market.

Sharp's recent foray into the smartphone market, building the Microsoft Kin models, proved to be disastrous, with less than 7000 units being sold in 90 days.

The company first unveiled its 3D panel technology in April, and many believe it will be used in the upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld, as well.

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11 user comments

17.8.2010 23:45
xaeroak15
Inactive

Looking forward for upcoming 3DS...

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Aug 2010 @ 23:46

28.8.2010 1:29

Originally posted by xaeroak15:
Looking forward for upcoming 3DS...
Im looking forward to seeing its failure as well.

38.8.2010 3:25

Quote:
While the company is the largest mobile phone maker in Japan, globally it has fallen very far behind, especially in the rapidly growing smartphone market.

What?! Sharp is the largest phone maker in Japan? I didn't even know that they make mobiles!

48.8.2010 10:08

3D this, 3D that...

3D is cool for watching films but everything is going into 3D and it's just doing pretty bad IMO.

I mean, almost all the films are now in 3D, and most of them just fail at 3D. The film's basically in 2D but stands out a little.
It was successful for Avatar and now everyone's trying to use 3D and.. Just no...

58.8.2010 10:53

I sure hope that they crank up the CPU power...current phones have enough trouble with full-res 2D videos.

68.8.2010 12:00
lissenup2
Inactive

One word.............USELESS

78.8.2010 15:55

Quote:
kikzm33z

almost all the films are now in 3D, and most of them just fail at 3D.
The film's basically in 2D but stands out a little.
It was successful for Avatar and now everyone's trying to use 3D
Yeah and nobody else has Avatar's $500 million effects budget either, that's the prime reason why everything else looks so bad (as well as it often being a post-production process).

3D for a mobile phone?!

Bha ha ha ha.

Good luck with that (especially with the premium they're bound to think it deserves).

Hopefully this 3D crap dies a death (again) soon.
Every 10yrs or so the industry keep trying to tell us how amazing it is this time (and tbh the effect often is better than before, just like Avatar was better than any stereoscopic film done before).
The thing they refuse to accept is that in 99 times out of 100 3D is utterly irrelevant to good story telling & can itself be a major distraction.

89.8.2010 17:22

Originally posted by biglo30:
Originally posted by xaeroak15:
Looking forward for upcoming 3DS...
Im looking forward to seeing its failure as well.
LOL

910.8.2010 15:59

Well, pushing the buttons in 3D to dial is pretty cool, but that won't work though... Unless the phone has a motion sensor like the Xbox Kinect. Then you ask yourself, what's the point, lol.


1012.8.2010 6:25

so when im watching porn on my phone ill duck when its time for the money shot







HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 12 Aug 2010 @ 6:26

1114.8.2010 6:01

Originally posted by juventini:
Originally posted by biglo30:
Originally posted by xaeroak15:
Looking forward for upcoming 3DS...
Im looking forward to seeing its failure as well.
LOL
Diddo..

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