When LG announced its Optimus 3D the naysayers called it a gimmick. But whether you're a fan or not, 3D phones are gradually growing in numbers with Sony Ericsson rumoured to be the latest manufacturer to take its phones into the much-maligned dimension.
Unlike the current selection of 3D smartphones – the LG Optimus 3D, the HTC EVO 3D and the rumoured Samsung Galaxy 3D – which have 4.3in screens, Sony Ericsson's entry is expected to take up even more pocket space with a whopping 4.7in display, blurring the line between smartphone and tablet in much the same way as the original 5in Dell Streak and the rumoured Q Tab phone from Samsung.
Keeping within the theme of current 3D smarties, Sony Ericsson's attempt is expected to allow you to enjoy the third dimension minus the face furniture on its gargantuan 1280x720 HD screen. Do we need another 3D smartphone? Probably not. But whatever your thoughts, the 3D smartphone market sure is hotting up with the as yet unnamed handset rumoured to arrive in 2012.