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Will iPad 3 Go 3D?
Like Jell-O, there's always room for iPad rumors. And the latest gossip concerning Apple's mega-popular tablet is a doozy: the iPad 3 will feature a 3D display, although it's unclear if we're talking about one that won't require those clunky glasses.

This rumor is courtesy the RCR Wireless blog, which was tipped off by a "Hollywood insider close to the big movie studios."

"The fact that the iPad 3 is 3D is a dead cert," the LA studio source told RCRWireless, which posted the rumor Tuesday. Major film studios are scurrying to create 3D content in time for Apple's launch of the third-generation iPad, the source said.

Meanwhile, Taiwan-based manufacturer Foxconn, which builds a lot of Apple gear, has apparently been quite chatty about Apple's plans for a 3D-enabled iPad. In fact, the company "has already spilled the 3D iPad beans to several of our close industry sources," reports RCR.

If true, Apple's 3D ambitions may be similar to those of other tablet players. Then again, the iPad's 3D implementation may be quite unique. The LG Optimus Pad, an 8.9-inch Android Honeycomb slate, can record video in 3D, and port 3D content via its HDMI port to a 3D TV. And Research In Motion's BlackBerry PlayBook platform can output stereoscopic 3D visuals to a larger display, as shown in the concept demo below:


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New Motorola Xoom Tablet $1 Dearer Than iPad 2

Motorola's much-anticipated Android-powered Xoom tablet will sell for $840 outright when it goes on sale exclusively at Telstra from May 24, the company announced at a well-attended media briefing in Sydney last night.

Motorola's much-anticipated Android-powered Xoom tablet will sell for $840 outright when it goes on sale exclusively at Telstra from May 24, the company announced at a well-attended media briefing in Sydney yesterday.

That compares with a starting price of $579 for the basic 16GB Wi-Fi-only Apple iPad 2. But when configured with Wi-Fi and 3G and 32GB of memory, matching the Xoom specs, the iPad goes for $839 – just $1 less than the new Xoom.

The Xoom is not at this stage being sold in a Wi-Fi-only version, but Timo Brouwer, MD of Motorola Mobility A/NZ, says that should happen down the track.

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Apple’s iPad 3 to Feature 3D Display?

Apple’s iPad 2 has witnessed a very successful launch and the Cupertino based company continues to struggle to meet existing demand worldwide. However, we can be sure about the fact that Jobs and his team are already preparing to put final touches to the design and features of iPad 3!

The rumour mill is already speculating that Apple’s third gen tablet, iPad 3, could feature 3D display. RCR Wireless blog claims that according to “Hollywood insider close to the big movie studios” iPad 3 will most definitely support 3D display and major film studios are already preparing 3D content in time for Apple’s annual tablet launch event in 2012.

Even though in 2010 we saw many companies adopting 3D display technology it hasn’t seen major adoption worldwide as most displays require you to wear special 3D glasses. However, with handheld gaming consoles like Nintendo 3DS implementing 3D technology without requiring 3D glasses we could certainly expect the same on an iPad.

While we could certainly expect retina display in iPad 3 we are still not very convinced about Apple moving to 3D display just yet.

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