Japanese electronics giant Sharp unveiled Friday an LCD touchscreen that shows 3D images without requiring special glasses, as the race to market such products intensifies. Although Sharp has not given specific plans, there is speculation that it will equip video game giant Nintendo’s upcoming DS console due out next spring, which will feature games in 3D. Both companies have commercial ties.
Sharp, which tops Japan’s cellphone market, eventually plans to offer portable phones, computers and other electronics products equipped with the 3D screens. The company declined to say whether it would supply displays for Nintendo’s new 3D device, tentatively called the Nintendo 3DS. The Japanese console giant announced a plan last week to release the device by the end of March 2011.
Sharp predicts that next-generation cellphones will all be equipped with 3D screens, but said their success would be dependent on the ability to function without the need for special glasses. Via AFP
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