Sharp Uses its Glasses-Less 3D Screens in Two Android Phones for Japan

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A few months back I tried out a glasses-less 3D prototype from Sharp, where the cameraphone took "3D" photos and made them pop out in their parallax barrier screens. That tech's now in two Android phones—for Japan, anyway.


The Galapagos 003SH and 005SH phones will launch on the Softbank network, with both phones having 3.8-inch WVGA screens. A few things separate the two, such as a 9.6MP camera on the 003SH and an 8MP lens for the 005SH, plus there's a slide-out QWERTY keyboard on the latter too.


Sharp and Softbank haven't said whether you'll be able to take photos in their quasi-3D format, but I imagine that's the case. They've also partnered up with Capcom for some pre-loaded 3D games, including Mega Man, Ghosts 'n Goblins: Gold Knights, and Resident Evil: Degeneration.

You and I won't be seeing the light of day of these phones, but I'm glad Sharp's getting some usage out of their 3D tech, and not just Nintendo. [Softbank via Akihabara News via 3D-Display-Info via AndroidCommunity]

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Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I don't like hearing news about 3D technologies. I want proof that they work but that's impossible on a 2D screen. Therefore, I'd have to buy a 3D screen in order to watch video reviews of 3D screens to prove that they work. It's the ultimate Catch 22