Sunday, September 4, 2011

Sony Ericsson introduces 3D photography to 2D phones

New Xperia Arc S can take 3D panoramas using a standard camera, using a new feature that will also be added to other Sony Ericsson Xperia devices. 

Sony Ericsson’s new top-of-the-range mobile phone will be able to take 3D panoramic pictures using a standard 2D camera, the company has announced.
By taking multiple images and then stitching them together, the Xperia Arc Swill be able to simulate 3D on any appropriately equipped 3D television, the manufacturer said. On the phone itself, pictures will only be viewable in 2D.
The device is based on Google’s Android operating system and will be released from October in the UK. Sony Ericsson also claims that it runs 25 per cent faster than its predecessors, the Arc, because of a faster, 1.4GHz processor.
The Arc S includes a 4.2” screen and the camera definition is 8.1MP. Any 3D images are viewed by connecting the phone to a 3D TV using the HDMI output.
Sony Ericsson’s new products are increasingly integrated into Sony’s mainstream products: the Arc S can act as a remote control for Sony Bravia televisions, and it also features Sony’s Music and Video Unlimited media stores.

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