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AT&T steps into the third dimension - the LG Thrill 4G 3D-enabled smartphone announced

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AT&T steps into the third dimension - the LG Thrill 4G 3D-enabled smartphone announced
No, it's not a tribute to MJ, although it very well could be - AT&T just announced its first 3D-enabled smartphone, the LG Thrill 4G, which, as the name implies, has HSPA+ radio to boot.

The phone is obviously the first US version of the LG Optimus 3D to be announced, and features a glasses-free 4.3" parallax barrier LCD display with 480x800 pixels, blazing fast 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP4 chipset, and two 5MP cameras on the back that allow for stereoscopic stills and video capture. The frame rate is 30fps for 1080p Full HD in 2D mode, and 24fps for the 720p HD 3D video capture.

The LG Thrill 4G will come with 8GB of internal memory plus 8GB microSD card, and feature something called "LG 3D Space" - a hub for 3D movies, pictures and games. If the LG Optimus 3D we tested at the MWC Expo last month is any indication, a YouTube 3D app might also be present on AT&T's handset. Here's how the LG Thrill 4G should look like, based on our Optimus 3D hands-on:

AT&T steps into the third dimension - the LG Thrill 4G 3D-enabled smartphone announced
AT&T steps into the third dimension - the LG Thrill 4G 3D-enabled smartphone announced

While 3D is not everyone's must-have feature, bear in mind that the LG Thrill 4G is graced with what turned out to be the most powerful dual-core chipset on a phone, with dual-channel memory, and it also sports HDMI output and DLNA, for wired and wireless streaming. So even if you turn off 3D, you are still left with one very, very capable handset. In fact, we scored 2800 on Quadrant with it even as a prototype. Watch a short demonstration of the LG Optimus 3D's capabilities the rep did for us at the MWC Expo last month to gauge what can be expected from the LG Thrill 4G for AT&T:

While most were expecting the first 3D-enabled smartphone to appear in the US with T-Mobile, considering how tightly knit the carrier is with LG, AT&T shouldn't come as a surprise in light of the recent developments with the merger.

Obviously AT&T has decided to cast the iron while it's hot, and steal the attention at the CTIA trade show that starts tomorrow all for itself, as Verizon did at CES with its LTE handsets. Price and availability for the first 3D handset to be announced in the US are soon to follow from AT&T.

What do you think about the LG Thrill 4G? Have you dismissed 3D as a gimmick, or are you itching to try it out before you pass a final judgment?

source: AT&T

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posted on 21 Mar 2011, 10:37 4

1. Jyakotu (Posts: 854; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Say what you will about AT&T, but this year they are really delivering on the devices. First the HTC HD7S and now the LG Thrill 4G. Looks like AT&T is going to have a great line up on phones this year.! :D

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 11:35 2

2. green2u (unregistered)

And like AT&Ts Atrix 4G, will the LG Thrill 4G also be unable to access AT&T's 4G upload network? What good is having such a great smartphone when AT&T won't allow you to use it to its fullest potential?

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 11:48 4

3. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Dude, that is easily fixable...stop beating that dead horse....lol

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 14:17 1

5. Tre-Nitty (Posts: 470; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)

Dood I agree and BTW I finally got my root and hsupa to work. The goldcard creation on the ispire was killing me but I'm running cm7 nightly right now. 3.7 mbps down and 1.5 mbps up. Also remember that huge amount of data that my phone was using? I finished with 12.3 gb for the month and ATT rep told me that since I have unlimited that I had nothing to worry about and she also told me they can tell that none of that came from tethering.

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 19:49

7. Ghostpro2 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Mar 2011)

They accept it just wait a few months as they activate the 4g.

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 12:21

4. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

the one phone I wanted from CES (aside from the Galaxy SII) is finally with ATT! The only 2 possible reasons I might not get it is because it has no qwerty board and the LTE enabled phones (when the come out) will probably be twice as good

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 14:38 2

6. calamazoo (unregistered)

3d porn network glut

posted on 21 Mar 2011, 21:40

8. phonejunkie (unregistered)

This phone is pretty cool, but the EVO 3d is really cool. Just wait until tomorrow and you'll see what I'm talking about.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 23:54

9. u-suck-more (Posts: 529; Member since: 26 Aug 2011)

the Thrill 4G is better then the Evo 3D

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