An Indian company is promising holographic handsets within a 2-year timescale.

Infosys, a big technology company in India, is developing mobile phones that are capable of capturing, projecting and sending 3D images.

By 2010 the devices will "routinely" beam 3D films, games and virtual goods and will have particular applications in the business world helping accident investigators, teachers and doctors, the company says.

The phones will boast a powerful processor that will take 2D images and create the 3D holograms using "Fourier" algorithms to give them a third dimension without loss of resolution.

A spokesperson for Infosys said: "Holographic handsets have the capability of enriching the user experience, with an actual 3D experience and higher-quality images. This gives users a more realistic experience in areas like gaming, medicine, movies etc".