The 3D craze continues to find its way into the cell phone market. Sharp has today announced plans to launch a smartphone that features both the 3D screen (pictured) and the 3D camera the company unveiled earlier this year. While this doesn’t come as much of a surprise, a Sharp representative today stressed the phone will be available by year end – globally.
Commanding a market share of about 25%, Sharp leads the cell phone industry in its home market of Japan but has been rather cautious in selling phones internationally in the past years. In the smartphone segment, the company has (even in Japan) not much to offer (provided you don’t see those Japanese “super feature phones” as smartphones).
There are no details yet regarding pricing, specs, exact launch dates and target markets.
But to recap, the 3D parallax barrier display Sharp showed in April doesn’t require glasses to view 3D images and is actually a touchscreen (3.4 inches) made for the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo’s next portable console.