Despite the ongoing influx of 3D-capable TVs, cell phones, and other devices over the last several years, one item has been curiously missing from the mix: 3D tablets.
Surprisingly, one of the only retailers selling one widely is Hong-Kong based Brando, a mass maker of consumer electronics accessories. The retailer is offering a Gadmei T863 3D tablet for only $199 that runs Android 2.3 on an 8-inch glasses-free 3D capable lenticular display (1,280x768). It has a single 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and support for a wide variety of 2D and 3D photo and video formats.
Before you get all excited, perhaps you should know this budget Wi-Fi tablet only runs a single-core 1GHz Arm Cortex A9 processor (with 512MB of RAM), which is slightly behind the pack of dual-core options out there. However, the 3D tablet does have some other compelling features, like 8GB of built-in storage, speaker/microphone, HDMI output, accelerometer, and a micro SDHC slot.
Competition against the Gadmei is rather slim, but there are other options including the Asus Eee Pad MeMO 3D or LG Optimus Pad 3D. However, obtaining one of those is not exactly easy. There is a strong possibility that several 3D-capable tablets will debut next week at CES.