Toshiba Showcases glasses-less 3D Screen For Mobile Devices

Toshiba Showcases glasses-less 3D Screen For Mobile Devices

3D cinema is gaining traction right now with several of current and upcoming blockbuster movies being shot and played in 3D. The technology isn't perfect yet and lots of viewers prefer to do away with the annoying glasses required to view such movies.

Toshiba showcased its latest LCD screen which aims to introduce 3D technology to mobile phones and handheld devices without requiring any special glasses. There is a catch though: it works only on a 3-inch (7.5-centimeter) screen held one foot (30 centimeters) from the viewer's face.

Associated Press' Yuri Kageyama tried the new screen firsthand and reported that "the 3-D animation on the handheld screen looked like a miniature version of the 3-D animation we are used to seeing on larger TV screens, though images were less convincing than those seen in a darkened cinema."

"Photos on the touch screen were less clear and even a bit blurry from certain angles," he added. "Though Sharp said its latest technology does away with such "ghosting" effects."

Most analysts believe that Toshiba's new screen will be utilized in Nintendo's upcoming 3DS handheld.