New glasses-free 3D smartphone and tablet to debut at CES

While glasses-free 3D is no longer new (the Nintendo 3DS and a few smartphones have this feature now) a company called MasterImage 3D claims to be developing two portable devices that will bring such features in higher definition. Joystiq reports that the company will show both a 4.3 inch smartphone and a 10.1 inch tablet at CES 2012 in early January that will have 720p resolution screens for 3D viewing.

A quick check of the MasterImage 3D company web site says that the Hollywood, California based company has developed 3D technology for use in movie theaters in the past. Tech details about MasterImage 3D's smartphone and tablet are scarce at this point but Joystiq's article claims that both products will use the company's Cell-Matrix Parallax Barrier Technology in order to create "brighter images, reduced moiré effects (or rippled appearance) and the ability to work in any orientation -- portrait or landscape."

The idea of playing a 3D game on a screen as big as a tablet with no need to wear glasses is certainly eye-opening, to coin a phrase. Hopefully we will learn more about MasterImage 3D's plans for these products, including pricing and a launch date, in the very near future.

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Wouldn't touching the screen trick your mind back into observing the surface in 2D though as your brain goes "hang on a minute..."?

The iPad res looks quite pixelly at 1080p compared to the retina display, I can't imagine how bad a 720p resolution would look on a 10 inch tablet

DomZ said,
The iPad res looks quite pixelly at 1080p compared to the retina display, I can't imagine how bad a 720p resolution would look on a 10 inch tablet

What made you think that the iPad was a hi-def device to begin with? You have to go to Android for that.

the GJ said,

I'm betting you're still rocking the nokia 3310.

Upgraded a few days ago from Defy+ to Atrix 2, until S3 is released. Still not allowed to have a different opinion than you after that?

the GJ said,

I'm betting you're still rocking the nokia 3310.

*looks at 3315 in drawer*.
I've got an old modded sony ericsson phone, 2 weeks battery life for a single charge.

n_K said,

*looks at 3315 in drawer*.
I've got an old modded sony ericsson phone, 2 weeks battery life for a single charge.

3310 or Bosch Com 908 were pretty solid for me.

Minimoose said,

Have fun with your 4 hour battery life.

You really are a ****ing idiot arn't you? Oh wait that's normal for a stupid troll