Sharp Galapagos

One of the greatest limitations with current 3D technology is the requirement of glasses to make the effect work. The Nintendo 3DS was a smash hit at E3 this year, and now Sharp is looking to bring the same basic technology to the smartphone. The Sharp Galapagos comes packed with Android 2.2, 512 MB of RAM, and a 3.8-inch screen capable of displaying 3D images and video sans glasses.

The lineup of seven launch games includes the likes of Resident Evil: Degeneration, Mega Man, and Ghosts n' Goblins. The phone will also be able to play 3D movies, which may be the bigger selling point. The phone does not yet have a release date, but we do know it will be launching on carrier Softbank Japan. [Softbank Japan (in Japanese) via Kotaku] Thanks, David!


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Sharp bringing glasses-free 3D 'Galapagos' phone to Japan


that sounds pretty exciting. Fascinating where technology can go these days, and all on a device that used to be solely for making phone calls.

I guess I am getting old, cause I remember when all the cool new toys came out of the U.S. I think I would like one on a new 9" 3.0 android tablet with quad speed, and what the heck 4G , with a built in back scratcher

I'm also curious. Though I doubt it'll be always on, so we shouldn't be overly concerned with the battery life. When you watch a movie even if you lose about 25-50% of battery it'll be upto you to decide. When you are playing a game that 3D brings to life you can take half my battery and I'll just keep the spare(s) charging in the meantime.

I imagine it would work if this is like the 3DS(Two glass panels separated by...something, i forget). It would just look squished.

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