Sharp's 3-D Galapagos Phone To Challenge Nintendo's 3DS

Sharp 3-D gaming phone

Hey, do you remember those portable 3-D screens Sharp paraded around earlier this year? Well, it looks like the company's technology has been coming together to build phone that will compete with the Nintendo 3DS. Why do we think it's going to be gunning for Nintendo? The Sharp Galapagos has already got a list of games that includes the names Resident Evil and Mega Man.

"Resident Evil: Degeneration," a Mega Man title, "Mobile Powerful Pro Baseball 3D," "Ghost 'n Goblins: Gold Knights" and a few other titles are currently in line to appear on the phone's 3.8" 3-D screen, which requires no glasses, according to a report on Kotaku. 3-D movies will also be made available, and "Shrek Forever After" and "Battle Royale 3D" have been named for that list.

Just how serious the threat the Galapagos poses to the 3DS is questionable. It sounds like a phone that will eat up battery power fast and run hot with both a games library and graphics performance that rank beneath Nintendo's new device.

Still, it is a phone that handles phone stuff and plays media in 3-D, which is probably more than your American-market phone can do right now. If those two bullet-points are at the top of your mobile device needs list, the Galapagos was made especially for you.

Do you think the Galapagos will pose any significant threat to the 3DS? Would 3-D gaming get you to consider replacing your current phone for one of these? Share your responses with us in the comment section below.