Sriram GurunathanJan 24, 2011 13:36:43 IST
Ever since LG's G-Slate was unveiled at CES 2011, we've been hearing murmurs of the device and others from the Korean Giant's stable having a glasses-free 3D display. As the old saying goes though, there's no smoke without a fire, as LG had actually showcased a glassless 3D display prototype at the very same event. While the speculation was more geared towards a mobile phone with a 3D display, which might still happen, it seems that the G-Slate is likely to get it sooner.
A Korean music video has actually showcased the tablet and it seems that it's fitted with HDMI and micro-USB ports. It also has dual-core Tegra 2 processor at its heart, a front-facing camera and an 8.9-inch touchscreen that runs at a resolution of 1280x720, all this on an Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. However, the real talking point has to be the two (yes, two) cameras at the back, something that is a requisite for 3D shooting. So the G-Slate most likely be capable of taking 3D photographs and I'm sure LG aren't stupid enough to have a 3D camera on a device without a 3D display that'll let you preview those pictures.
The LG G-Slate is expected to come out next month in the US, locked to T-Mobile at first. We certainly hope the tablet and the rumoured phone make it to our shores, because glassless 3D on a portable device is a pretty cool concept. Nintendo's 3DS portable gaming console also boasts of the feature and might end up being the actual litmus test for the technology.
Anyway, check the music video out below.