Just a few weeks after the LG Optimus 3D got placed in the hot seat at our European offices, we’re ready to give its American counterpart its fair share of warmth. Better known in the states as the Thrill 4G, this AT&T device is the latest smartphone to follow in the footsteps of the HTC EVO 3D by tossing an extra dimension into the mix. As it so happens, two rear cameras and some fancy special effects are just enough to change a person’s judgement of the device in a split-second.
We get it. Few people want to spend their hard-earned cash on a gimmick. But like any other phone with a defining feature, there’s more to this glasses-free 3D handset than meets the eye (pun intended). And after peering under the hood and seeing what the Thrill is capable of, there’s a possibility this phone can hold its own against the competition in the same price range ($100 on AT&T). How does it differ from its European counterpart? Does the phone’s 3D match up against Sprint’s contribution? And how does this handset perform apart from that extra D? Join us as we dig through all three dimensions to get to the root of the Thrill 4G.
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LG Thrill 4G review originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 09 Sep 2011 13:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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Good old Radio Shack just can’t seem to keep its hands on internal memos. A little over a week ago, we were treated to a pair of leaked documents, slating an August 7th rollout for the LG Thrill 4G, and now another official looking missive has surfaced, pushing the release date back to August 21st. As per the document, customers will still be able to reserve their own 3D-enabled handset with the purchase of a $50 gift certificate before August 15th. Of course, we could still see this thrilling 4G phone pop up ahead of that date, perhaps from AT&T, but if you’ve already got a $50 gift certificate in hand, it looks like it’s time for another round of the waiting game.
LG’s Thrill 4G rumored launch pushed back to August 21st? originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 10:06:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
The LG Thrill 4G
was announced at CTIA four months ago
, but wasn’t given its rightful time in the sun due to a much larger elephant in the room
. Now the phone’s launch is quickly approaching, however, and the AT&T-branded Optimus 3D
is ready to get some glory. We were sent not one, but two
separate emails this morning from Radio Shack
insiders with a few details about the retail chain’s rollout of the device. As it turns out, visitors to The Shack can be offered the opportunity to reserve a Thrill — supposedly gearing up for an August 7th launch — starting today
with the purchase of a $50 gift card. According to the screenshots sent to us, the Thrill can be all yours for $80 with a two-year contract ($550 if you exhibit a fear of commitment). We’re hesitant to declare August 7th the official launch date, since history has shown
that resellers don’t always get handsets at the same time as corporate outlets do. If you find any success reserving one today, however, we’ll be
elated to hear about it.
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LG Thrill 4G up for pre-order today at Radio Shack, ahead of August 7th launch? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 22 Jul 2011 16:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.