Tom’s Guide has reported details of a recent Nokia patent, seemingly published in April, showing a dual-screen device with “autostereoscopic rendering and display apparatus”. Autostereoscopic, of course, means glasses-free 3D. Yipee.
The patent also includes details of a sensor that detects the position of the user in relation to the display. An image will be created for each eye "for display on the auto-stereoscopic display dependent on the surface viewable from the user viewpoint."
It’s likely that the top screen will show the 3D image, with the bottom display being 2D, a bit like Nintendo’s 3DS.
Everyone’s favourite Russian blogger/journalist/analyst/tweeter, Eldar Murtazin, provides further Nokia-related gossip. He reckons the Finns are working on a Windows 8 tablet for release in 2012, or possibly 2013.
It’s not clear whether those two tablets, the 3D device and the Windows 8 thingy, will be one and the same. And given Nokia's current pace, we don’t expect to find out any time soon.