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3M’s New Ideas for Mobile 3D

What 3M has done is use a new optical film which is mounted within the mobile’s backlighting unit. There it will use two distinct rows of LED lights which will project left and right images into our eyes. That means we don’t need glasses to enjoy 3D images on our future smartphones. And if we are to believe Erik Jostes, LCD business director of 3M’s Optical Systems Division, this new technology will not sacrifice screen brightness or resolution in the process. In fact it will even let you switch from 3D mode to 2D and back whenever you want without influencing display quality.

The new technology is apparently available right now for handsets and handhelds only. 3M’s 3D concept can be used on displays up to 9-inches as long as they are running at 120Hz. The high refresh rate is needed for 3D videos. The 3D film can be integrated easily into the backlight module which means that our future smartphones, PMPs, tablets and netbooks might come with 3D capabilities on board sooner than expected…

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