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Android 3D tablets are the Next Big Thing

The next visual advance in the mobile world could be glasses-free autostereoscopic 3D tablets already being shown in prototype form recently. MasterImage 3D has been showing off a prototype Android 4.0 tablet (Ice Cream Sandwich) that features the company’s proprietary 3D stereoscopic display technology.

The so-called reference design tablet was created by Qualcomm and features the company’s Snapdragon S4 processor that has yet to be commercially released. MasterImage 3D's first prototype was shown publicly for the first time at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona end of February 2012, but the company has started to make more formal presentations this week at NAB. The extra cost of 3D but be as low as 50$ compared to the 2D version when volume is there.

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Video Presentation

MasterImage 3D qualcomm tablet reference design Master Image 3D has some no glasses 3D screen technology that really does look fantastic and now they've teamed up with Qualcomm to debut a Mobile Development Platform (MPD) tablet with their no glasses 3D display. We'll be able to get hands on with the MDP Tablet 3D Edition at Mobile World Congress on Monday. When we got our hands on the MDP at UpLinq Shenzen in November we heard that they would indeed be producing a tablet edition of the reference design. Now we have word that the 3D MDP Tablet will be running a Snapdragon S4 processor.

Demos

“It was one of the most stunning displays. I was shocked at the quality of the 3D,” said Bajarin, president of Creative Strategies, who saw an early demo at MWC.

A writer for the Los Angeles Times wrote glowingly of the demo she received today: “I watched a 3-D trailer for the movie Hugo. Holding the tablet in the sweet spot right in front of me, I found the images to be stunning,” said Michelle Maltais. “And videos made exclusively for the demo leaped off the screen. Bubbles wafted and popped before my eyes. Graphic comics took on a new life.”

Source: Tabtimes, MasterImage 3D, Qualcomm.