NTT DoCoMo’s Transparent Double-Sided Touchscreen Smartphone

Japanese cellular network company NTT DoCoMo has unveiled an Android smartphone with a revolutionary feature: a transparent, double-sided touch screen.

The device was jointly developed by DoCoMo and Fujitsu and features a 2.4” QVGA (320 x 240) transparent display that is sensitive to touch on both sides of the screen.

DoCoMo has posted a video showing a user touching both sides of the prototype device’s display to manipulate a Rubik’s Cube in three dimensions.

Masashi Tagaya, an employee at NTT DoCoMo’s R&D Advanced Technology Group, Communication Device Development, says this display makes gripping operations possible.

NTT Docomo is also showing off a 3D Live Communication System at Wireless Japan. The next generation video chat uses a mixture of augmented reality (AR) and 3D graphics to take participants on virtual adventures together.

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