Much speculation has risen with the latest release of concept videos from The Astonishing Tribe (TAT). Research In Motion has recently announced that they have acquired TAT to better help with their QNX operating system’s user interface. In a new batch of concept videos from TAT, they show seamless 2D to 3D with the TAT Cascades.

The concepts from TAT are pretty impressive for 3D maps and contacts list. Rumor has it that RIM is getting into the 3D game, which was one reason for acquiring TAT. Apparently, TAT has been working on 3D user interfaces for quite some time. As you can see from the videos below, TAT has integrated the phone’s accelerometer for smooth transitions.

It will be interesting to see if RIM really does integrate 3D capable displays in future BlackBerry devices. Apple and HTC with Android are already in the process of working on 3D capable displays for their products. Could RIM benefit with this technology? Check out the videos below and let us know what you think.

3D Maps:

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3D Lists:

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via TechRadar