Tuesday, July 13, 2010
No. 101: New technologies for the next-generation mobile phone (July 14, 2010)
NTT DoCoMo and KDDI, Japan’s two leading mobile phone companies, developed technologies for the next-generation mobile phone. DoCoMo developed the 3D technology using a 2.5-inch liquid crystal screen. A transparent panel with numerous numbers of swells on the surface is put on the screen to refract light coming from the screen, and eight images are combined to create one 3D scenography. Users can move the object on the screen by 360 degrees by a finger. The technology is scheduled to be built in a mobile phone within five years. KDDI’s new technology allows a mobile phone to recognize the image of the billboard on the street and superimpose the predefined computer graphic image stored in the mobile phone on the real image. The company developed this technology using the image-recognition technology, sensor for the measurement of angle, and the GPS. It will be applied to mobile phone games that combine the actual space and computer graphics within three years.