Here is something interesting in terms of mobile stereo 3D support coming from Qualcomm, a Snapdragon S4 quad-core processor in action on a 10-inch mobile development platform tablet (MSM8960 3D Edition). The tablet features a Full HD glasses-free 3D display with WUXGA (1920×1200) resolution from MasterImage 3D. There is also a stereo 3D camera on the back (8Mp sensors) and in the front (2Mp Sensors) of the device allowing you to capture not only 3D photos, but also to do video conference calls in stereo 3D.
This 3D tablet uses MasterImage 3D’s Cell-Matrix Parallax Barrier technology allowing for much better results and experience as compared to the traditional striped parallax barriers widely used in autostereoscopic 3D displays at the moment. MasterImage 3D’s Cell-Matrix Parallax technology should be able to provide brighter images, less crosstalk, reduced moiré effects (or rippled appearance) and wider viewing angles… not to mention the fact that it will not limit you to use the device in stereo 3D mode only in ladscape mode, but will be switchable allowing both portrait and landscape orientation in stereo 3D mode. The device apparently also features Qualcomm’s real-time 2D to 3D conversion technology, which enables the conversion of 2D videos and games to stereoscopic 3D format. There is HDMI output that should be capable of outputting stereoscopic 3D content as well, so it should support HDMI 1.4 if you want to maybe connect it to a larger display such as an HDTV.
And now the question that a lot of people are already asking is when are we going to see Qualcomm’s partners start releasing 3D-capable tablets based on this developer design… unfortunately we’ll have to wait some more before actually get the ability to purchase a device based on that design and especially with the impressive autostereoscopic 3D displays, hopefully we’ll have to wait just a few more months.