3D had its way with CES 2011, and despite throngs of consumers who could not possibly care less, it looks as if the third dimension will be doing its best to seem important at this year’s gala, too. MasterImage 3D has just announced that it’ll be showcasing a pair of new panels here in Las Vegas, with both relying on cell-matrix parallax barrier technology to pull off the “glasses-free” effect. Up first is a CMI-rivaling 720p HD 3D display meant for 4.3-inch smartphones; given the popularity of the EVO 3D, we’re guessing it won’t take HTC too long to snap a couple of these up in a bid to concoct an equally successful successor. Over on the tablet front, there’s a 10.1-incher with a native WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) resolution, but there’s no word yet on any OEMs selecting it for use on their next slate. We’re told that all of the demos given will rely on Texas Instruments’ OMAP4430 and OMAP4460 mobile processors, and not surprisingly, Android will be the OS underneath. We’ll have a gander once the show floor opens up, but something tells us it’ll look precisely like every other glasses-free 3D application: subpar.
MasterImage 3D touts 720p glasses-free 3D smartphone display, WUXGA tablet panel originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 06 Jan 2012 13:58:00 EST.