Toshiba's entry into the tablet market will be aimed at consumers who plan to use it mostly in their homes.
Toshiba has shown off a new glasses-free 3D display for tablet devices, but hasn't yet announced an actual device that will use it.
After an unsuccessful run with 3D laptop computers that required users to wear special 3D glasses, Toshiba will launch a new line of 3D notebooks later this year.
After every major producer of 3D TVs saw less than expected sales last year, there seemed to be a savior with the advent of "glasses-free 3D" technology, which Toshiba showed off in late 2010. However, those sets aren't selling either.
Despite all of the "glasses-free" 3D products that have been in the news this month, many companies still see active shutter stereoscopic 3D glasses as the only way to get the absolute sharpest 3D picture quality. Enter the Toshiba T551/D8B.
When it comes to 3D, there's one stigma that some people just can't shake: wearing glasses. For the four-eyed phobias out there, Toshiba will be bringing its glasses-free commercial 3D TV to the states next month for the first time at CES.
Toshiba plans to launch the world's first commercially available 3D TV that doesn't require glasses later this year, but admits the technology is still far away from becoming completely mainstream.