If you’re anything like me, the news that RIM is bringing gimmicky 3D content to its Blackberry PlayBook tablet will have been met with an audible sigh. But don’t let my curmudgeonly ways put you off. 3D tablets? The future is now, man.
RIM recently announced that it had acquired developers The Astonishing Tribe (TAT), and they’ve been busy working on content that’s displayed in not two but three dimensions. Astonishing indeed.
At BlackBerry World this week, TAT showed off some of the stuff it’s been developing, including 3D games, widgets and a 3D Rubik’s cube. TAT explained that the PlayBook’s dual-core processor allows it to cope with the 3D-ness of it all.
Of course, the BlackBerry PlayBook isn’t autostereoscopic, so you’ll have to don glasses to view 3D content, which can be pumped into your TV via the tablet’s HDMI out port.
Tablets and 3D; two things I’m completely unsold on. Is it just me, or is this story completely meh?