Cilantro might be the most polarizing thing on this planet. Some people can’t eat a fish taco without it, others cry frothy tears of dishsoap at its mere mention. The same may well be true of the LG Optimus 3D (known as the Thrill 4G in the US). We already felt a little torn about the device when we first got our hands on it back in February. Sure, it packed some extra heft and, ahem, Android 2.2.2. But its stupor-inducing, 3D display (combined with some truly poignant marketing) was just enough to whet our appetites. Plus, after having already scarfed down a bowl of HTC’s EVO 3D, we were more than a little keen on tasting LG’s take on the glasses-free 3D recipe – a young and intriguing smartphone genre. Now that we finally have, we’re ready to tackle a question for the ages: dishsoap or delicacy?
Continue reading LG Optimus 3D review
LG Optimus 3D review originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:00:00 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.
Who says CTIA is going to be overshadowed by news that actually broke prior to the event starting? Okay, so it’s entirely possible that the AT&T / T-Mobile buzz will be impossible to ignore here in Orlando, but that’s not stopping Ma Bell from rolling out two new (er, rebadged) handsets for those looking for iPhone alternatives. First up is the LG Thrill 4G (available in the “coming months”), an unpriced 4.3-inch superphone that features a glasses-free 3D display, dual 5-megapixel stereoscopic camera, 16GB of preloaded memory (8GB onboard, 8GB microSD card), access to Google’s Android Market and a special 3D marketplace coined LG 3D Space. The camera’s capable to snagging video clips at 1080p when shooting 2D, or 720p when opting for 3D. You’ll also get a dual-core 1GHz processor, HDMI output, DLNA streaming support and pretty much anything else you’d expect to find in a run-of-the-mill Optimus 3D — you know, considering this is that very phone, albeit with an AT&T logo on it.
Moving on, there’s the HTC HD7S, which is essentially an AT&Tified version of the HD7 that has been on T-Mobile USA for quite some time now. In other words, you’ll get a 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD, 1GHz CPU, 5-megapixel camera, Windows Phone 7 (with copy and paste functionality baked right in) and a preloaded U-Verse Mobile application that enables “qualifying AT&T U-verse customers to download and watch TV shows” so long as they pony up an extra $9.99 per month. AT&T claims that its version of the HD7 will be the first in the US with an “improved Super LCD display,” but as with the Thrill 4G above, no specific pricing is mentioned. That said, it should be popping up online and in retail locations “within the coming weeks,” so you shouldn’t have to wait too terribly long for those details to emerge.
Continue reading AT&T launches HTC HD7S with WP7 and LG’s 3D-enabled Thrill 4G Android phone
AT&T launches HTC HD7S with WP7 and LG’s 3D-enabled Thrill 4G Android phone originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 21 Mar 2011 10:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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We just saw a brief teaser video
for the LG Optimus 3D
a few days ago, but another, longer one has now also surfaced that shows just how much the phone’s glasses-free 3D display can help you in everyday situations — like practicing yoga. As explained by LG, some things are simply too complicated to be conveyed by a two-dimensional medium like a big screen TV, and can only truly be grasped by holding a phone and looking at a 4-inch screen while standing on one leg. See for yourself after the break.
Continue reading LG Optimus 3D previewed in remarkably convincing teaser video
LG Optimus 3D previewed in remarkably convincing teaser video originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 13:34:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
We’ve had a feeling that LG was going to tackle 3D smartphones heads-on sometime in February, and after a spat of rumors today purported to be showing off the Optimus 3D (pictured above, via Phandroid), the company’s flat-out confirmed its Mobile World Congress debut. The Optimus 3D sports a dual-lens 3D camera, a glasses-free LCD display, and HDMI / DLNA for sharing on whatever 3D sets you have. A live demo will be at Barcelona, but whether that means we’ll get to hold it in our own hands. Other specs? We’ll have to wait and find out. Press release after the break.
Continue reading LG confirms Optimus 3D for MWC 2011: glasses-free screen and 3D camera
LG confirms Optimus 3D for MWC 2011: glasses-free screen and 3D camera originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 31 Jan 2011 21:37:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
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