Gadmei is showing off a line of inexpensive tablets with Google Android 4.0 and glasses-free 3D screens. Yes, 3D is sort of a gimmick. No, there’s not a lot of 3D content available for this tablet. But yes… the demo video playing a loop of 3D women flying through the air looks pretty cool.
The screens are kind of temperamental. You need to gaze at the tablet from exactly the right angle in order to see the 3D effect. Otherwise what you see is just a blurry image like the one in the photo above. And when I say exact, I mean it. Tilt the tablet or your head just a little bit and you’ll lose the effect and find yourself looking at a mess.
The Gadmei T863 has an 8 inch, 1280 x 768 pixel display, a 5-point capacitive touch panel, a 1 GHz Amlogic Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, front and rear cameras, and a 500mAh battery. It also has mini USB, microSD, and mini HDMI ports.
The company also has an E8-3D model with an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display and a handful of tablets which don’t feature 3D technology.
Customers that purchase a thousand or more units can get the Gadmei 3D tablets for as little as $130 to $160 — and Brando is already selling a version of the T863 in the US at retail for just $199.