Sharp 3D phone prototype spotted at IFA 2010

Device expected to boast glasses-free 3D viewing

Image 1 of 4 Sharp 3D phone spotted at IFA 2010
Sharp 3D phone spotted at IFA 2010
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Sharp 3D phone spotted at IFA 2010
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Sharp 3D phone spotted at IFA 2010
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Sharp 3D phone spotted at IFA 2010

Rumoured Sharp handset gains some credibility

A prototype model of Sharp's 3D phone has appeared at IFA supporting claims by the company that the device could land in the near future.

We managed to get just enough time to snap some pictures of the 3D phone prototype, and find out that there will be a 10-inch 3D LCD screen and two cameras on the rear to shoot 3D footage. The model also shows off a 3D TV output via HDMI.

- Sharp 3D phone prototype pictures

The Sharp 3D phone looks to have taken a leaf out of Nintendo's book by using technology used for the 3DS to provide glasses-free 3D viewing. From our first look, it seems like 30cm eye distance is ideal to appreciate the 3D effect.

The company who have lagged behind the likes of Sony and Samsung on the 3D front, confirmed earlier in the month that there would be a Sharp 3D phone by the end of 2010. They' ve also taken the opportunity at IFA 2010 to announce its first 3D TV the 3D Quattron.

We plan to fight the crowds to get a little more hands-on time with the Sharp 3D phone prototype, so stay tuned to T3.com for more footage.