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3D LCD to hit mobile devices, Nintendo DS, courtesy of Hitachi

Hitachi to release 3D LCD for mobile devices

3D displays will soon be the norm, and I’m not talking about those expensive 3D TVs destined for living rooms and dens around the world, but 3D in the palm of your hand – without the need for funky glasses.

Hitachi Displays announced today the development of a 3.1-inch 3D LCD that is “optimized” for mobile devices. There’s a good chance that they’ll use it for cell phones and such, but the 3D-ness could be destined for gaming too.

We heard about the Nintendo 3DS was revealed last month, and it seems like this new 3D LCD from Hitachi could be used for that device.  The display has a 480 x 854 pixel resolution (“FWVGA”), a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and a 400 cd/m2 brightness ratio. The 3D imagery is “produced by the parallax barrier-based IPS panel.” I think this creates the illusion of depth into the screen rather than having images look like they’re popping out of the screen, but I could be wrong.

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3 comments

  1. Hi there, having
    no use of any glasses when playing on 3D was really a great help for us. And
    even adults were enjoying on this gadget, since it was released on the market
    until now many people are purchasing this gadget. All I can say is that
    spending money on this gadget is really worth my money.

  2. Hi Michael, 

    3 months ago since this new handheld was being released on the market. Several people were so excited to experience the 3D effects, how it really works on this new gadget. Now that they have already own this, they normally say that it was really fun, all the games was very fantastic ti play with.

  3. Hi there, It was very cool that Not only DS will have a 3D effects as a features of some handheld devices. Even mobile devices will have this too, Not only that you dont have to wear anymore those glasses just to enjoy the 3D. I think many people are much excited to have this gadgets now.

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