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LG Thrill 3D Smartphone Coming to AT&T

Tuesday AT&T announced that the cool LG Thrill 4G smartphone is heading to its wireless network soon, offering consumers a mobile, glasses-free 3D experience on a 4.3-inch screen. The phone will be joined by the HTC HD75 which sports the carrier's largest screen on a Windows Phone 7 smartphone thus far.

Currently the LG Thrill 4G isn't listed on the LG website. However, the phone will reportedly consist of a dual-core 1 GHz processor, 8 GB on internal storage and an additional 8 GB on a pre-installed microSD card, and Google's Android 2.2 "Froyo" operating system. The latter detail is somewhat surprising given that the device has enough horsepower to run the spiffier Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" OS.

"LG Thrill 4G will be among the first to deliver a glasses-free stereoscopic 3D experience to U.S. customers and will allow users to shoot 3D video and 3D stills with the dual 5-megapixel stereoscopic camera," the company said. "In addition to apps and games from Android Market, LG Thrill 4G will offer 3D content via the 'LG 3D Space,' which houses 3D games, video clips and images for quick, convenient access."

AT&T said the phone will record 3D video in 720p resolution and SD-quality video at 1080p resolution. The smartphone will also be able to play video back in high definition through the HDMI-out port on the device or stream content wirelessly through DLNA technology.

"AT&T customers know that we offer the best lineup of cutting-edge smartphones in the country. Our first 3D phone plus a new, leading Windows Phone underscore our commitment to continue to offer the best," said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. "2011 is going to be another landmark year for us with more best-in-class devices."

As for the HTC HD75, the phone will also sport a 1 GHZ processor, a 5MP camera with dual-flash, and AT&T's U-Verse Mobile application pre-loaded, allowing subscribers to download and watch movies and TV shows on their Windows Phone 7 device. The smartphone will also be the first HD7 model in the US with an improved super LCD high resolution, 4.3-inch WVGA display, AT&T said.

The HTC HD7S will be available in company-owned AT&T retail locations and online at www.wireless.att.com in the coming weeks. The 3D-capable LG Thrill 4G will follow "in the coming months."

  • plznote
    or texting.
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  • SchizoFrog
    Is the 'Thrill' the same phone as the 'Optimus Black 3D' in Europe or a completely different model?
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  • shineon2010
    why do phones have to have 3D?
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  • SchizoFrog
    shineon2010why do phones have to have 3D?They don't... Much as nothing 'needs' to be in 3D. But it is a future development and appeals to many people.
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  • thrust2night
    Its the HTC HD7S and not HD75.
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  • exzacklyright
    3D is the worst marketing scheme and lie of the 21st century. I will never buy a 3d product.
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  • reprotected
    shineon2010why do phones have to have 3D?They think they can do better than Nintendo. But seriously, the 3DS is the only 3D (exception of movies in theaters) that has potential to sell well in the 3D market.
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  • In my head I'm going, "3D phone, what? What a waste of money." But I thought that about the first iPhone. $800 for it! Ridiculous. It will not sell a lot. But I was dead wrong. I've since come to appreciate that if a cool technology is done extremely well, then people will pay for it, even if it is very expensive. Let's face it: cool features are just as powerful a purchase motivator (if maybe not more so) as practical features. I should say though I was very underwhelmed viewing Avatar 3D on a 42" Samsung (I like things flying out at me, and you need a big screen for that), but experience has taught me to withhold judgment. Let's see how well they implement this glasses-free 3D before we write it off.
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  • phatboe
    I'd way much rather see a larger selection of android phones with an actual physical QWERTY keyboard than this stupid 3D crap.
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  • _Cubase_
    3D video in 720p resolution and SD-quality video at 1080p resolution

    Wait... what?
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