Information on T-Mobile’s upcoming Honeycomb tablet, the LG G-Slate, has been scarce. T-Mobile and LG gave us very little to go on with their announcement at CES. We’re all expecting the gadget to be launched to soe fanfare at MWC in Barcelona in a few weeks, but what will make this tablet stand out amongst the sizable crowd of Android tablets currently on, or on their way to, the market? David from TMoNews told us back on January 6th that the G-Slate might see accessories pointing to 3D functionality, and today’s possible leak takes that tip a step further. Where David’s tipster indicated that 3D glasses could be used with the G-Slate, French site GPS And Co says that the display will be 3D without requiring glasses. Oh, and that the camera can even record in 3D:
“…the screen has a good size of 8.9 inches (22.6 cm) and above it can display 3D content! It will be a 3D display that does not require special 3D glasses. No information on the resolution of the screen, or on its type, but we hope that it will use technology Nova (IPS LCD) as the smartphone LG Black Optimus . This technology would allow the screens very bright and very readable.
And this tablet can even record videos in 3D! It has two cameras, one in the rear and a webcam in the front for video calls.
LG has also confirmed that the tablet would use a processor Nvidia Tegra 2 double heart, each running at 1 GHz, as the smartphone LG Optimus 2X.”
GPS And Co apparently got their information from LG France. As good as it sounds, keep the table salt handy when considering the 3D possibilities. Also mentioned were the presence of a dual-core Tegra 2 processor and an 8.9″ screen. Whether or not this leak is true, it does seem that 3D is on the verge of an evolutionary leap forward, for better or for worse.
I recall ending up in a conversation regarding 3D televisions at CES 2009 in Las Vegas, and I said something to the effect of “I’ll check back on 3D in about 20 years.” This was of course at a key moment in 3D technology, when multiple OEMs were launching their first 3D sets. Strapping glasses on top of my prescription pair isn’t all that comfortable, and the price of entry was (and still is) pretty steep. If we are about to see 3D displays that do not require glasses, selling at a price point comparable to similar non-3D-capable gadgets, perhaps I’ll consider eating my words. We should know what the situation is within the next three weeks.
Via Unwired View