Will Nintendo Use Sharp's New 3-D Mobile Display for Its '3DS' Device?
Last week, we told you about how Nintendo's next DS model will feature 3-D technology without those dorky glasses. However, details were pretty scarce. Today, one more piece of the puzzle might have fallen into place. According to an Associated Press report, Sharp has unveiled a 3-D mobile device display that works without glasses. While nobody will confirm it, we figure it's inevitable that Sharp will provide the display screens for Nintendo's next gadget.
Before you get too excited, there are some things you should know. First, the screen measures about 3 inches, and has a 480-by-854-pixel resolution. (In a press release, Sharp claims the latter's the best in the 3-D LCD screen business.) The screen must be held within one foot of your face to work, but, if you decide 3-D isn't for you, there's an option to revert back to 2-D. At a press conference in Tokyo, Sharp representatives said the screens would be used for cameras and cell phones. They showed off the technology with 3-D animation, touchscreens that swapped between 3-D photos, and a display connected to a 3-D video camera.
But as Crunch Gear points out, Sharp has been providing screens for Nintendo since 2004. It doesn't take a detective to figure out what should happen next. As long as the images are crisp and clear (as Sharp claims they are), you won't hear any complaints from us. [From: AP/New York Daily News and Crunch Gear]