Like it or not, 3D technology is being rolled out this year, and it's not just destined for big screen TVs
. Nintendo last month revealed plans to incorporate the technology in a new handset, the 3DS
. Today, Sharp unveiled what could possibly be the display Nintendo is using in its DS successor.
Aimed at small devices, the display measures 3.4 inches (480x854), is touch-sensitive, and doesn't require special glasses to view 3D imagery. Looking past its 3D capabilities, the screen can be toggled to 2D, which has better-than-average specs, such as a 500cd/m2 brightness and a 1000:1 contrast.
Having a 3D-ready, glasses-free device in your pocket sounds fantastic, but the technology isn't perfect. Some folks point out
that the screen must be viewed head-on and held around 30cm away for optimal 3D effects -- and images are a bit blurry regardless.
Naturally, people don't use handhelds at fixed distances or viewing angles, so using the display could become frustrating.