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AT&T Unveils LG Phone With Glasses-Free 3D Display

3/21/2011 12:26:56 PM Eastern
Orlando, Fla. - AT&T announced plans to expand its smartphone portfolio with a new HTC-made Windows Phone 7 smartphone and the LG Thrill 4G, an Android smartphone with a 3D display.

The Thrill, whose display doesn't require glasses to view video and games in 3D, is among 12 new Android smartphones that AT&T will launch in 2011. 

Both models feature large 4.3-inch displays.

The HTC HD7S is due in the coming weeks and will feature the largest display of any Windows Phone 7 smartphone in the carrier's portfolio. The LG Thrill 4G, unveiled at the Mobile World Congress as the Optimus 3D, will be available in the coming months as an AT&T exclusive.

The Android 2.2-based Thrill, outfitted with HSPA+ cellular data technology,  has a 4.3-inch display, dual-core 1GHz OMAP4 processor, and 5-megapixel dual-lens camera that enables users to capture photos and videos in 720p 3D and 2D 1080p for viewing on its 4.3-inch WVGA display. It's said to offer four times more video decoders than competing designs. Other features DLNA certification and HDMI 1.4 output to share 3D content with 3D TVs.

User-captured 3D video can also be shared on YouTube's dedicated 3D channel (youtube.com/3D).

The LG Thrill 4G will also offer 3D content via an "LG 3D Space" that houses 3D games, YouTube 3D video clips and images for quick, convenient access. 

Users can navigate through the phone's interface via a 3D Hot Key that presents five 3D-dedicated UIs, including Gallery, Camera, Game&Apps, YouTube 3D and 3D Guide.

Other features include 8GB onboard memory, additional included 8GB MicroSD card, 1,500mAh battery 1080p 2D  MPEG-4/H.264 recording and playback, 3D 720p  H.264 SEI recording and playback, and the following audio and video codecs: H.264, H.263, DivX, MKV, WMV-9, ASF, AVI, 3GP and MP4.

The HTC-made HTC HD7S features 4.3-inch WVGA Super LCD display, 1GHz processor, and 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash. It will include the latest version of Windows Phone software that offers such new features as the ability to copy and paste text.

The HD7S is preloaded with AT&T's U-verse Mobile application, enabling qualifying AT&T U-verse TV subscribers to download and watch TV shows on the 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 the phone.
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