It’s hard not to notice how 3D tech has gone mainstream since the blockbuster Avatar raked in over a billion dollars, seems like every other movie trailer is for something filmed in 3D and super duper TVs are popping up all over the place which can recreate that experience in your front room.

Now Sharp are placing bets that consumers will also want that experience in their pockets, announcing that they will be making advanced 3D displays for phones this year that don’t require special viewing glasses.

Reuters also reports that Nintendo have announced that they plan to make a 3D version of the DS handheld device.

I can’t wait to see how this gets utilised for user interfaces and applications, although I’m still trying to get my head around how 3D works without glasses. The diagram below almost helped:

Have to mention this – when searching for how these 3D screens worked, I came across this 2 frame GIF which creates the same sort of effect. Crazy.

[Via IntoMobile]