Move over Apple: AT&T announces America's first no-glasses 3-D smart phone
It's been a busy few days for AT&T.
First the company announced a $39billion buyout of Deutsche Telekom’s struggling T-Mobile USA.
Now they're planning to launch America's first 3-D smart phone in a matter of months.
Hot on the heels of the Nintendo 3-DS game device and its 3-D screen, the LG Thrill 4G will have a 3-D screen and will allow users to shoot 3-D video and 3-D stills with the dual 5-megapixel stereoscopic camera.The Thrill will run Google's Android software and will be able to play games and YouTube clips in 3-D.
In addition to apps and games from Android Market, the phone will offer 3-D content via the 'LG 3-D Space,' which houses 3-D games, video clips and images.
It comes preloaded with 16GB of memory (8GB onboard plus an 8GB MicroSD card), can record and playback 3-D video in high definition through the HDMI-out port or steam content wirelessly through DLNA technology.
T-Mobile USA has already said it will sell a tablet computer from LG that can shoot 3-D video. However, it won't have a 3-D screen.
'I found the 3-D effect to be something of a headache,' he wrote in a review.
'First of all, the screen is "aquarium" 3-D - it has depth within the screen, it doesn't pop out.
'Second, if you don't hold it at the right distance, some 3-D effects just become a jumble of headache-inducing depth confusion.
'Even without the 3-D, though, this looks to be a powerful dual-core phone,' he added.