Category Archives: 3D Tablet
Viewsonic came out today with some surprising announcements at IFA 2011 about a line of new tablets. Among the announcements were a ViewPad 7x, a Viewpad 10 that will dual boot with windows, and finally an inexpensive e-reader called the ViewPad 7e.
The one big thing to note is that they also announced their new ViewScene 3D interface. In my opinion this is where all tablets should and will be headed. You can check out more about the interface here;. Just looking at the demo they have on the website I think this is the right move and if I had to take a guess, I would bet the Apple iPad 3 will have something very similar. Not 3d in the sense of a 3D movie but a 3D user interface. This makes things much easier to navigate and overlal I give Viewsonic a thumbs up for being the first to bring it to market.
The new LG Optimus Pad comes with an 8.9″ touchscreen and a built-in 3D camera. LG’s new tablet has the latest version of Google’s Android mobile OS on board, called Honeycomb, and a smoking fast Nvidia Tegra 2 1GHz dual-core processor.
The tablet has a resolution of 1280 x 768 and images/video taken with the 3D camera can be viewed on 3D televisions or shared on the Web via your favorite video website (eg YouTube 3D).
LG used an applied parallax barrier technology to create this glasses-free 3D effect on the display. This 3D technology puts a series of slits on the front of the LCD screen which deflect light in a way that ensures a user’s left and right eye see different images, which will then create the illusion of depth for the 3D image.
Check out this video to see it in action:
Not sure if you’ve heard the latest news spreading around the Internet but rumor (courtesy the RCR Wireless blog) has it that Apple’s ultra-popular tablet will feature a 3D display. It’s unclear at this point if we’re talking about one that won’t require those clunky glasses.
If this proves to be true, Apple’s 3D goals may be similar to those of other tablet makers. Then again, the iPad’s 3D implementation may be quite a unique one. The LG Optimus Pad, which is a 8.9-inch Android Honeycomb slate, can record video in 3D as well as port 3D content via its HDMI port to a 3D TV. And RIM’s BlackBerry PlayBook platform can output 3D visuals to a larger display. What’s your take with 3D on tablets? Is it ‘the next big thing’ or just a passing fad?
If you already have an iPad or an iPad 2 you can check out iPad Stands.
If what’s going around the rumor mill is true Sony is working on a glasses-free 3D tablet that will cost under $300. This tablet is expected to run Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and will be released in October. It’s still too early to say but analysts expect it to be ready by the first quarter of 2011.