According to a new Gartner report, ultramobiles, which include tablets, hybrids and clamshells, will take over as the main driver of growth in the devices market from 2014, with a growth rate of 54 percent. Tablets alone are expected to enjoy a prosperous 47 percent leap in growth in 2014. In order for Motorola to even make a dent against Apple's world-leading iPad – they'll have to deliver a real wow-feature that could excite consumers. Today, a newly published Motorola patent application reveals that they may have such a feature in the works. Motorola's invention uncovers a possible future Xoom tablet (and/or RAZR MAXX smartphone) coming with a 3D display. Motorola states that "it would be desirable to display objects in a stereoscopic manner such that their manipulation is intuitive to a user and they provide a realistic stereoscopic appearance before, during, and after manipulation."
In a second Motorola patent application published today we're able to see Patent FIG. 5 which depicts an example folder view illustrating example object images in object stacks; FIG. 10 depicts an example rotated and zoomed view of FIG. 5.
Both of Motorola's patent applications were published by USPTO today. They were both originally filed in June 2012. To review the particulars of one of Motorola's 3D display inventions, click here. Considering that these are patent applications, the timing of such products to market is unknown at this time.
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