Some interesting news on the Windows Phone front broke on Thursday, with rumors about the upcoming Nokia handsets possibly offering a 3D experience. The Nokia 1520 is still the handset that many are lusting after, but these new phones should make Windows Phone in 2014 more interesting.
The thoughts and ideas surrounding a 3D phone might sound a little far fetched, but its something that Nokia has been researching for a number of years according to reports. The “Goldfinger” and “Moneypenny” phones as they rumored, still have no specs but could be interesting.
3D Touch Inside
The 3D phones according to the news on Thursday, will include the 3D technology that Nokia research has been testing over the years. It is a 3D touch technology, and uses hardware sensors to detect interactions right off the glass. This will be much different than any other 3D technology that has been used on phones, and could separate it from other phones.
The innovation behind the 3D Touch technology along with the Windows 8.1 software, could make the Windows Phones of 2014 interesting sellers. Whether or not the public will appreciate the 3D Touch phones is still unknown, but its Glance screen software mixed with ways to integrate hand gestures could spark more interest.
Will 3D Win Or Fail?
The hand gestures that these phones will allegedly contain will have users wave their hands to the side of the device. Users can then swiple screens on the Windows Phone 8.1 devices to navigate through tiles, and not even have to touch the phones screen. They can use this with answering calls, viewing photos, and other features in the phone.
It is still probably another year away for this to be released, but 3D Touch mixed in with a powerful Nokia Windows Phone could either be a huge gamble or a huge win. The public is still getting their fill of the latest Windows Phones from Nokia, and this could either be too much or too little for users. 3D Touch sounds very interesting from a geek standpoint, but it might be too much for Windows Phone fans.
I love Windows Phone, and love Nokia, but I don’t know about 3D Touch. It might work, or might fail, but it will be interesting to see if it works.