We’ve seen 3D phones hit the market to mixed reviews, and while we’re still all for the expansion of such technology, a new concept is coming to light that we all knew was coming: 3D gaming phones. However, when you talk about creating such a device, you have to wonder whether or not the screen size will actually be conducive for gaming; and, if it is, would you be better off with a tablet? This is an interesting situation that should be fun to watch as it develops.
Sony Ericsson is working on a 3D gaming phone that uses a 4.7-inch screen. Of course, we’re going to start seeing these devices from several companies as we’ve already seen how the EVO 3D and Thrill 4G have done despite shaky reviews. Ultimately, everyone wants new technology, so expect this trend to continue. However, with the screen being just under 5 inches, what’s to entice anyone to abandon their tablet and utilize one of these devices? The resolution is great, coming in at 1280 x 720, but there’s got to be some concern about finding that hallowed middle ground.
Sure, maybe 4.7-inches is the middle ground, and Sony Ericsson is right on the money here, but when you start contemplating the use of tablets, things start to enter that gray area. If you carry an iPad, is there really going to be much incentive to also carry an iPhone if the screen starts pushing 6 or 7 inches. We’re probably a long way away from that, but still, consider how this could play out. I’m expecting tablets to hover around 7 inches, and to become the all-in-one device that we’ve been touting for years. Stay tuned!
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