Samsung Exec Says it’s Too Early for 3D; is He Right?
Don’t tell this to LG, which debuted the Optimus 3D at Mobile World Congress, but Samsung doesn’t think 3D technology is ready to hit mobile phones. In an interview with PocketLint, the head of Samsung’s mobile communications business contended that “Content is the issue” and not the underlying technology. And they’re right: Optimus 3D owners will be able to shoot and view photos and videos in 3D, and that’s pretty much it for a while. Besides Angry Birds 3D, we haven’t heard from many app developers that they’re working on 3D-capable titles. And even if you had a handful of 3D games to play, you’re not going to be able to experience a 3D web, or 3D email, or a 3D application tray (yet). Does it make sense for a company to incur the high R&D expense of developing a 3D smartphone at a time when there really isn’t any content? Not really. Though in LG’s defense, being first has its merits, and they’re certainly benefiting from the spotlight with the Optimus 3D.