This Nokia Communicator 3D can be pretty cool. If it ever gets out of R&D labs

According to industry pundits, 3D is the next big thing in display technology. It’s already taking over latest TVs, and this year 3D moved to the small smartphone displays.

But 3D, even on a big cinema screen, still looks a bit of a fad to me. And don’t get me started on the first 3D smartphone offerings like LG Optimus 3D or HTC EVO 3D. Still, who knows? It’s only the first generation of this technology, and maybe they’ll figure out how to do it right.

Which brings us to Nokia and potentially uber cool 3D Communicator they have been cooking in R&D labs:

Described in a patent application called “Autostereoscopic rendering and display apparatus”, Nokia 3D Communicator should come with two displays – one 3D and one 2D. It will have a bunch of front facing cameras to follow your eye movements. By determining your viewing angles, it can adjust the 3D display projections accordingly so the 3D object does not blur, and even allow the projected 3D objects to cast realistic shadows on a second 2D display with touch interface controls. The cameras can also figure out the position of your finger in relation to the illusionary 3D object you try to manipulate.

I don’t know. Usually such futuristic things  look much better on paper and our imagination. But if R&D and software guys in Espoo can make it work seamlessly on a mass produced device, such Nokia Communicator 3D could be pretty cool.


Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • IceRain

    3D phone
    that’s really cool
    but i think there is long time for us to look forward to

  • John Lewis Sales

    wow this is something going to be really big for nokia after a long time

  • Katriorton Katriorton

    doubt you can if it’s like my Motorola then the default music is hard saved to the phone & wont let you delete it..