Everybody’s hedging their bets on what will happen with the smartphone sector in 2010. And, not surprisingly, the blogosphere is rife with talk of a Google Phone, the Palm Pixi (considered a “budget” device for a cash-strapped world), and new designs from Sony Ericsson.
But among the most interesting forecasts we’ve encountered is the advent of 3D hologram phones. Infosys, a company in India, reportedly patented the technology last year to project 3D images out of mobile devices; and that very cool feature could be available by the end of 2010.
Yes, yes, all kinds of “Star Wars” jokes certainly come to mind; still, 3D projections seem like they’d be a great addition to smartphones. Presentations could become much more engaging; think of the apps developers could create; and, well, there’s just the whole nifty factor of watching something pop out of a device, à la R2-D2.
Help us, Infosys – you’re our only hope.