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February 01, 2011

LG Introduces 3D Smartphone


LG Electronics is really pushing the smartphone envelope by getting ready to unveil what the company refers to as its “most advanced” smartphone to date, the Optimus 3D. The phone gives you 3D perks without the hassle of flimsy glasses.


The phone, to be introduced at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) this month, will allow users to record and view 3D images with a single handset, according to a PC World article.

Optimus 3D owners will be able to let their friends and family view the content using HDMI or DLNA to connect to an external screen or other device, LG said in a statement. With a display resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, the phone is designed for movie viewing and gaming.

In an effort to stay at the front of the smartphone race, LG introduced the Optimus 2X at the end of last year. It is the world’s first smartphone that uses a dual-core chip. After continually playing catch-up with Samsung (News - Alert) in smartphone sales, LG created the Optimus 2X in December to increase its smartphone shipments to around 30 million handsets.

The newest LG device, the Optimus 3D, is the latest LG effort to better compete in the smartphone market. But with Verizon, LG’s biggest United State client, about to pick up the iPhone (News - Alert), competition will remain tough.

“LG depends heavily on Verizon for handset shipments but it is likely to switch to other operators such as T-Mobile (News - Alert) an AT&T, and launch aggressive marketing to mitigate the impact," Kwon Sung-ryol, an analyst at Dongbu Securities, said in a release.

The Mobile World Congress will take place in Barcelona, Spain, from February 14.

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Carrie Schmelkin is a Web Editor for TMCnet. Previously, she worked as Assistant Editor at the New Canaan Advertiser, a 102-year-old weekly newspaper, covering news and enhancing the publication’s social media initiaitives. Carrie holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in English from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

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