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LG’s Thrill 4G Will Add 3D To AT&T’s Smartphone Lineup

According to the AT&T that it will launch the first 4G smartphone in the U.S. to feature a glasses-free 3D display. It also intends to introduce another smartphone that will run Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.

AT&T plans to introduce more than a dozen new handsets this year that run Google’s Android platform, including LG’s 3D-capable Thrill 4G. And AT&T will add the HTC HD7S to its portfolio of smartphones running Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.

LG's Thrill 4G
LG's Thrill 4G

“Our first 3D phone plus a new, leading Windows Phone underscore our commitment to continue to offer the best,” said AT&T Senior Vice President Jeff Bradley. ”

Glasses-Free 3D

LG’s mobile 3D technology eliminates the need for special glasses by employing an applied parallax barrier technology that consists of a series of light-blocking barriers. The special slits, which are attached to the front of the LCD panel, ensure that the left and right eyes see different images, creating an illusion of depth.

It also be able to play back video in high definition, either through the device’s HDMI-out port or by streaming content wirelessly to DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatible HD TV sets. LG says the Thrill’s 4.3-inch screen is the optimum size to let viewers watch 3D on a mobile device without straining their eyes.

High-Definition Playback

Google’s Android 2.2, Froyo, platform, the LG Thrill 4G integrates a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels a dual-core, dual-channel one-gigahertz processor; 8GB of onboard memory and an 8GB microSD card. Though LG previewed an Optimus 2X smartphone sporting Nvidia’s dual-core Tegra 2 embedded system-on-chip in January, the Thrill will be equipped with chips from Infineon and Texas Instruments.

“This device does not use the Tegra processor,” said LG spokesperson Demetra Kavadeles. “It does, however, use the IFX XMM6260+TI OMAP4430 chipset.”

According to LG, the smartphone’s dual-core design enables the web browser and games to run smoother and faster in comparison with handsets equipped with single-core processors running at the same speed. The technology also enables users to multitask with virtually no screen lag.with the users consumers will be able to enjoy games, music and movies in Dolby Mobile surround sound from Xbox LIVE and Zune. Additionally, the device ships pre-loaded with AT&T’s U-verse app, which enables AT&T subscribers with U-verse TV accounts to view select movies on their phones.

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