Lol, what exactly do you think makes any 3d "proper"?
Something better than a "cellphone friendly version that does quite well under some circumstances"
This statement is valid for all 3D. Not every "experience" works with every technology. Also, its a cellphone. So expecting an oculus style experience when the OR recommends a top end PC and powerful GPU is crazy, especially for a paltry 400$.
This is simply a cellphone friendly version that does quite well under some circumstances.
Is it not 3d because you feel you didn't pay enough for the effect?The RRP for this device is significantly higher than the 3DS. So that argument isn't really valid (and it's why I thought they were using some kind of special display technology to give the effect...)
It didn't quote your line, but it is still quite valid considering the msrp is based on the hardware cost and their interpretation of THAT market (point in time). Implementing additional hardware would have shot that price way up from 399 to 600 easily. Lets also not forget, that its a cellphone. Comparing a standalone tablet device to a mobile device that needs additonal r&d, hardware/firmware + certification for pricing seems unrealistic. If they dropped the cellular connection, the device would likely have been priced around 250. All speculation on all our parts, but at the time of its development and announcement, that mediatek chip was the newest and most powerful chip out of the big 3 chinese arm developers. One of the worst things a company can do is delay top end hardware in an ever improving market.
Perhaps that question was more facetious than conversational, its just that i can't quite make the connection of your disappointment with the technology you're looking at, meaning, its a cellphone, that has game controls, and a selective optional glasses free 3d component while sporting what is now middling hardware.