The eagerly anticipated-- the phone with the holographic display and stereoscopic video-capture capabilities -- got some firmer dates today. From Aug. 31 through Sept. 11, a limited number of models (Houdini) will ship out to preapproved beta testers. Folks who preordered will get it Oct. 9, and then it goes into full carrier release with and Telcel (Mexico) on Nov. 2.
In a blog post on Monday, founder Jim Jannard laid out the details, as well as cautioned that there's a slight probability that it might slip again. It was initially supposed to launch this month, but a required for FCC approval delayed it.
Red will only be shipping the aluminum models in black and gray. Titanium won't have a mass release until next year, and only in limited quantities. The price hasn't changed from its initially announced $1,295.
The camera uses dual 4K cameras with "adjustable lens distances" for 3D focus and zoom. The cameras use a beam splitter, aka mirrors, to capture stereoscopically. However,can also render more sophisticated 3D and VR content with a wider field of view than the phone can capture.