Sony’s had their struggles with R&D, as evidenced by the failed Mini Disc and UMD formats. Now it looks the behemoth has plans to release a prototype spherical like display that could achieve massive fanfare or be lost in the annals of obscurity.
While I’m not sure what the practical applications could be – I suppose a digital photo frame that could be viewed from 360 degrees would work – the idea of being able to view an image from any angle (yes porn), no matter where you stand is pretty captivating…and without any special glasses.
Specs include a 13×27-cm device with 24-bit color image measuring just 96×128 pixels. Small yes, but remember that this is a prototype and supposedly they’ve got plans to show it off at the Tokyo Digital Content EXP0 2009 this coming Thursday. I just wonder if the tech can ever be cheap enough to end up in my home’s living room (or bedrooms).