AT&T said it will sell the LG Thrill 4G, known in Europe as the LG Optimus 3D, this summer for an undisclosed price. The Android 2.2 handset enables 3D photo and video shoots.
AT&T (NYSE:T) will sell
the LG Thrill 4G, a high-end smartphone with a 4.3-inch WVGA 3D display that
will let users create and share 3D photos and video this summer.
The No. 1 U.S.
carrier did not reveal pricing for the Thrill 4G, which will launch with Google's
(NASDAQ:GOOG) Android 2.2 operating system and be powered by a 1GHz dual-core,
dual-channel RAM processor to allow for 3D content generation and consumption.
To affirm its
status as a 3D content enabler, LG and AT&T are preloading the Thrill 4G with
3D games, such as "Let's Golf 2" and "NOVA," the Gameloft
3D store, YouTube 3D and 3D movies from mSpot.
content may be consumed without special 3D glasses, courtesy of the twin
stereoscopic, 5-megapixel cameras. These shutters will allow users to shoot
720p video in 3D and capture 3D still photos, or shoot 2D footage in HD 1080p.
4G's video stabilization technology will correct any shake in captured content
during recording. LG Users may also convert 2D content photos and videos into
3D by pushing a button.
will be able to port their pics and video clips to a larger computer monitor or
TV screen via an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) port and micro USB
Thrill 4G sports a front-facing camera for video chat, which will be accompanied
by the Qik video chat application that is so ubiquitous on Android smartphone
from Sprint and others. Qik will enable video calling over WiFi.
The LG Thrill
4G is the LG
the phone maker showed
at Mobile World Congress in February, albeit with branding tailored for
has yet to reveal pricing for the Thrill 4G, anything more than $199.99 on
contract would be surprising and a gamble.
because Thrill 4G mirrors the HTC
Evo 3D 4G
launching on Sprint's network June 24 for $199.99 on a two-year
the Evo 3D 4G.
Thrill 4G and Evo 3D 4G sport 4.3-inch screens and twin 5MP cameras for 3D
photo and video creation and consumption, sans 3D glasses. Both come with 3D
content preloaded, and both have front-facing cameras for video chat.
Evo 3D 4G does leverage the Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" OS, which might
lead AT&T to offer its device for, say, $179.99. The LG Thrill 4G will
upgrade to Gingerbread later.