AT&T Announces Glasses-Free 3D Smartphone, The LG Thrill 4G

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News Posted: Mon, Mar 21 2011 10:21 PM

AT&T introduced a new smartphone that will offer a glasses-free 3D experience. The new LG Thrill 4G will feature a dual-core, dual-channel 1 GHz processor and will run Android 2.2. In addition to delivering a glasses-free 3D experience, the phone will also let users shoot 3D video and 3D stills with the dual 5-megapixel stereoscopic camera.

In addition to the LG Thrill 4G, AT&T is also planning to add the HTC HD7S Windows Phone to its lineup. This phone will feature the largest screen on a Windows Phone from AT&T. It will come with the latest version of Windows Phone software that has many new features including copy and paste. This phone will be powered by a 1 GHz processor and will be the first HD7 model from HTC in the U.S. with an improved super LCD high resolution display.

AT&T Takes Smartphone Customers into a New Dimension

Pair of 4.3-inch Smartphones For Best-in-Class Portfolio Include the LG Thrill 4G With Glasses-free 3D Experience, in Addition to the HTC HD7S, an Exciting Addition to the Windows Phone Portfolio

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  • AT&T* announced two new leading-edge smartphones, the LG Thrill 4G and the HTC HD7S, will be added to the industry’s best portfolio of mobile phones.
  • The LG Thrill 4G is the first U.S. smartphone that will feature a ”glasses-free” 4.3-inch stereoscopic 3D display plus 4G speed capability on the nation’s fastest mobile broadband network.
  • Beyond its 3D screen, the LG Thrill 4G features a dual-core, 1 GHz processor, and a 5-megapixel dual-camera that allows you to shoot and share high definition videos and images in 3D.
  • The HTC HD7S adds to the best portfolio of Windows Phones with its 4.3-inch, WVGA, super LCD display, 1 GHz processor and 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash.

LG Thrill 4G

The LG Thrill 4G will be exclusive to AT&T customers and reach AT&T stores in the coming months.  Running the first dual-core, dual-channel 1 GHz processor in the U.S. and based on the Android 2.2 platform, LG Thrill 4G will be among the first to deliver a glasses-free 3D experience to U.S. customers and will allow users to shoot 3D video and 3D stills with the dual 5-megapixel stereoscopic camera.  In addition to apps and games from Android Market, LG Thrill 4G will offer 3D content via the “LG 3D Space,” which houses 3D games, video clips and images for quick, convenient access. 

Preloaded with 16 GB of memory (8 GB onboard plus an 8 GB MicroSD card), the LG Thrill 4G will record 3D video at 720p resolution and 2D at 1080p quality.  The smartphone will be able to play video back in high definition through the HDMI-out port on the device or stream content wirelessly through DLNA technology.

HTC HD7S

The HTC HD7S will be the largest screen on a Windows Phone from AT&T and will include the latest version of Windows Phone software that offers many new benefits including the ability to copy and paste text.  A powerful 1 GHz processor will power the unique Windows Phone experience and any of the more than 10,000 applications available for download or purchase from Windows Marketplace. In addition, with the preloaded U-verse® Mobile application, qualifying AT&T U-verse customers can download and watch hit TV shows on their Windows Phone.  Non-U-verse customers can subscribe to U-verse Mobile for $9.99 a month and choose from a broad selection of programming to watch on their Windows Phone.  This new AT&T smartphone will be the first HD7 model from HTC in the U.S. with an improved super LCD high resolution display. The HTC HD7S will be available in company-owned AT&T retail locations and online at www.wireless.att.com in the coming weeks.

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LLeCompte replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 10:59 AM

First of all, the graphic with the album art of Dream theater is pure awesomeness!!! But 4g on ATT? Thats a joke. The phone is awesome, but i mean will the cap the upload speed like they do on all their other 4g phones? ATT makes me sick.

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 12:14 PM

Much like the TV's I don't get the point of 3D on something small really. I mean wow we can play angry birds in live 3D. I imagine .25 inch 3D birds will just be absolutely amazing.

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Well I'm waiting for the EVO 3D to come out. Faster cpu (dual core 1.2) and 2.3.

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jonation replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 12:29 PM

really??? really?

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AlanH replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 12:43 PM

There wont be any more phones with 2.3, its going to skip right to 2.4 and will be optimized for dual cores

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I guess I just dont see the need fr 3d in such small applications. A 50" TV is about the smallest Id go

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I can think of one way that you'd go smaller. 23" to be exact

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Really, here are the official announced specs.

  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with HTC Sense
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with Adreno 220 GPU (MSM8660)
  • 1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, MicroSD slot
  • 4.3-inch qHD 960 x 540-pixel autostereoscopic 3D display (no glasses required)
  • Dual rear 5-megapixel cameras (for 3D stereoscopic images) with dedicated camera button
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • 1080p output via HDMI-out (720p for 3D video)
  • Weight: 6.0 oz
  • 1730mAh Battery
  • Sprint 4G support (WiMAX)
  • Wireless Hotspot service can support up to 8 devices simultaneously
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Meh Ill wait for the Samsung Galaxy S2 with even better specs than these or the Evo 3D ! Best phone on the block FTW.

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Inspector replied on Tue, Mar 22 2011 5:56 PM

would be neat to have the 3d at hand, but it isn't a really needed feature at all.

 

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HHGrrl replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 12:15 AM

It'll be interesting to see how 3D affects battery life on these new 3D phones that are coming out

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 12:22 AM

Lol good point Lifeskills. I am thinking of the same thing soldier 1969 is though the S2 even compared to the new EVO 3D and the Nexus S and the Thunderbolt looks like the ticket to me. Unluckily I may have to UG b4 it gets here.

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jonation replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 10:55 AM

if you were afraid of texting and driving, this thing is gonna cause accidents.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 10:58 AM

That is a good point HHGrrl I was thinking about that the other day. I would imagine the hardware much like regular camera's automatically shut down when not in use. Plus many of them use newer memory and dual core or more modern processors which are also better at managing energy use. With no direct testing on it yet really though we don not know exactly, although I would imagine we will by the end of next week.

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AKwyn replied on Wed, Mar 23 2011 7:06 PM

@HHGrrl: Well if you want an example, check out the Nintendo 3DS. Turning on the 3D would impact it's battery life severly.

This is why I don't think 3D is ready for phones. Like everybody else says, it should stay on computer monitors and TV's for now.

 

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