Here's a real shocker: 3D is taking over another product category. With
cinemas, televisions and even PC gaming already caught up in the 3D
hype, Rockchip is now demonstrating a prototype tablet that does 3D as
well. The interesting twist is that, much like the forthcoming Nintendo 3DS
, the Supernova X1 3D doesn't require any 3D glasses.
It's the first actual tablet with 3D support, but the good news is that
the 3D effect can be turned off on command. It will probably have to be
looked at from a direct angle in order to see the 3D effect, but we're
assuming that may be tweaked for multiple views once it leaves the
prototype stage. A formal debut is expected at IFA, and hopefully a
price and release date will follow. No specifications were announced,
but it should be quite the video player once it goes on sale.