We’ve all noticed the growing popularity of 3D, both on the big screen and also on home TV’s but how would you feel about a 3D smartphone? We’ve recently posted about the HTC Merge and also the HTC HD7 phones but a 3D handset is not one we’d heard of until now. HTC is reportedly to be working on a 3D Android powered Smartphone and expected to launch it by next year.
HTC is familiar with both LCD screens and AMOLED as recently it switched from AMOLED on certain devices to SLCD due to screen shortages. Even more, at this year’s Mobile World Congress, the Taiwanese manufacturer demonstrated 3D mobiles and just recently we’ve reported on a job posting where the company was looking for someone familiar with 3D display and imaging technologies.
The basis of the rumours is a recent advert placed by HTC for a new job in its R&D centre which stated that applicants “needed experience with 3D and 3D displays.”. The Taiwanese mobile company did show off 3D screens at the Mobile World Congress last year, but that was mainly to showcase the power of its processors. However, its thought 2011 will be a big year for 3D with the release of the Nintendo 3DS and further adoption of 3D TVs. This rumor was sparked by a report from 3D Radar, saying that HTC has revealed job ads in its new R&D center at the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina. These jobs are titled as “display and camera design engineer” with “familiarity with 3D display and imaging technologies” and “multiple display technologies”.
Earlier, Motorola, Sharp and Acer have launched 3D technology smartphones. HTC has not revealed the other details about this device. This upcoming device will run on Google’s Android operating system. HTC is also making 3D software for HTC HD7 device also. HTC is also planning to apply touchscreen 3D effect technology.