Manufacturers of tablet devices had so far limited their technical or design creativity by trying out different form factors or cramming a host of unique features in the tablet PCs. The other revolution going on in the field of display technology, that of 3D technology has so far remained a non player in the tablet segment even though there have been reports of 3D monitors coming on to the scene.
And now the tablet PC is slowly but surely getting a taste of the third dimension as we come across reports of the 3D technology getting introduced to tablet devices to add to the viewing pleasure. Sharp has already revealed their plans to come up with a 3D tablet but here is already a working prototype of a tablet that can boast of 3D display.
The tablet in question is from FuZhou Rockchip Electronics and has been christened the Supernova x1 tablet. This is also perhaps the first instance of a 3D tablet though we have already seen the Nintendo’s 3DS which can be described as the first example of a handheld 3D device. And like the 3DS, the Supernova x1 negates the need to wear any special eye gear to enjoy the 3D effect. In fact, the similarities does not end here as the Supernova x1 is based on autostereoscopic technology that makes use of lenticular array, which is much like the Nintendo 3DS. Also, the 3D effect in the Supernova x1 is adjustable so that it can be enhanced or reduced or even disabled completely, just as in the case of the 3DS.
Much of the details of the Supernova x1 has been saved for a launch during the IFA which begins next week and the scarce little that we know indicate its going to be the Android that will be seen as the OS in the Supernova x1. Among the other features the Supernova x1 tablet can be associated with include a MicroSD slot, a USB port, and a volume button present on the side. While more details are awaited, we will have to be patient till the IFA unfolds next week to have a better idea of the large smartphone sized Supernova x1 tablet.