Innovations on both the software (conversion) and hardware (glasses-free 3D displays) have been dramatic. Switchable 2D/3D displays, in volume, should cost only 20% more than their 2D only counterparts. Real-time conversion to 3D provides a practically unlimited supply of content for these displays&#151and that content has been widely praised by consumers and professionals. The technology and economics are aligned for mainstream 3D to become widely available in the coming 6-18 months. This is one of the important new multimedia options that will keep the mobile communications industry growing for some time to come.

Reprinted in its entirety from ARM IQ Vol. 5, No. 3, 2006