Stream 3D Movies To Your Phone- Coming Soon?

With the introduction of 3D to almost every TV, mobile phone and portable media player on the market right now, it makes you wonder when we will be able to take our favourite 3D programs and films on the go. This could be happening later this year with streaming over mobile networks, but will it work?

Business Review Europe has reported that the LG Optimus 3D, which is the latest 3D capable smartphone is set to be one of the main attractions on show at the MWC in Barcelona, which kicks off tomorrow. The 3 day event will see some of the finest pieces of mobile technology shown off, with Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play also being very anticipated. Will the Optimus’ 3D feature give it the edge over all of the other competition?

First of all if 3D movie streaming came to smartphones then it would be practically unviable on a 3G network. Cnet rekons that with data usage limits taken into account, you would only get through half of Avatar which works out at about 75 minutes of streaming before having to pay a ton of extra charges. It is almost certain that 3D will not be streamed via 3G, instead a new research team believe they have a much better method which they will unveil at MWC.

The researchers who work in Fraunhofe, claim to have developed a new video-coding technique capable of streaming 3D films to your mobile via LTE networks. This method suposedly squeezes down the 3D movie by 40% and as a result lowers the file’s bit rate. The process is called Multi View Coding (MVC) and will be explained further at the big mobile event that begins tomorrow.

So will we be watching 3D movies on our sparkling new smartphones by the end of the year? The jury is still out on this one but keep your eyes on the MWC next week and be sure to pay us a visit for a first look at some of the finest upcoming smartphones.

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