AT&T's been pretty quiet about the LG Thrill 4G ever since it announced the device back at CTIA, but today the carrier broke its silence to give us a bit more insight on when the Thrill will launch. There's still no solid release date for you to circle on your calendar, but today AT&T did promise that the Thrill 4G will be arriving in stores this summer. No word on how much the handset will cost when it hits, but AT&T did remind us of the Thrill's specs: 4.3-inch 800x480 glasses-free 3D display, 1GHz dual-core processor, dual 5-megapixel cameras that can capture photos in 3D as well as 1080p 2D video and 720p 3D video, front-facing camera for video chat, HDMI out, 8GB of built-in storage, an 8GB microSD card, and Android 2.2. Peep the full presser below.
It's worth mentioning that the Thrill 4G passed through the FCC earlier this month which, while not a confirmation that the handset will indeed be coming soon, is usually a good indicator that a launch isn't far off. In the mean time, you can check out Señor Aaron Baker's review of the LG Optimus 3D, the non-U.S. version of the Thrill, right here and here. Anyone thinking of pulling the trigger on the Thrill 4G later this summer?
LG Thrill 4G Arriving in AT&T Stores This Summer
First Dual-core, Dual-channel RAM processor Superphone Primed to View, Create and Share 3D Content Including YouTube 3D
Dallas, Texas, June 22, 2011
The ideal handset for on-the-move entertainment enthusiasts, LG THRILL™ 4G is the ultimate on-the-go superphone. Gamers will love it for the 3D games. Amateur cameramen will love the ability to create and share in 3D video. And, any customer looking for one of the most powerful and capable smartphones on the market will be delighted by the LG THRILL 4G.
LG THRILL 4G to arrive in AT&T company-owned stores and online this summer with a leading suite of 3D content preloaded on the dual-core, dual-channel RAM processor, Android 2.2 superphone.
Glasses-free, 4.3-inch, 3D display provides access to portfolio of 3D content including preloaded 3D games, the Gameloft™ 3D Store, preloaded YouTube 3D, access to 3D movies from mSpot® and more.
Rear-facing dual five-megapixel stereoscopic cameras give users the ability to create and share everyday life experiences in 3D, as well as post to YouTube 3D.
LG THRILL 4G can revolutionize customer’s multimedia experience with the ability to view, create and share in 3D on a glasses-free 3D display. LG THRILL 4G is the only smartphone in the U.S. to feature a 1 GHz dual-core, dual-channel RAM processor for the ultimate in performance when playing 3D games, shooting 3D video, or uploading 3D content.
Featuring rear-facing dual five-megapixel stereoscopic 3D cameras, LG THRILL 4G gives users the ability to shoot 720p video in 3D and capture crystal clear stills. LG THRILL 4G also enables owners to capture high-quality 3D content with 3D video stabilization technology that automatically corrects for shake during recording. LG THRILL 4G also can easily convert 2D content, including images and videos, into 3D with the push of a button.
Being a YouTube 3D lead phone, LG THRILL 4G comes preloaded with YouTube 3D, allowing users to easily share their 3D creations. Additionally, LG THRILL 4G comes preloaded with 3D games, including Let's Golf 2, Asphalt 6 and NOVA. Users also can access the Gameloft™ 3D Store and 3D movies from mSpot®.
LG THRILL 4G Specifications and Features
LG THRILL 4G runs the Android 2.2 platform and provides glasses-free viewing on a 4.3-inch WVGA display, which offers bright and flicker-free images in HD 1080p in 2D and up to 720p in 3D. Ideal for sharing 3D or 2D content with a monitor, THRILL 4G features an HDMI connection with included micro cable and is DLNA capable for highest resolution playback of user-generated content. LG THRILL 4G also features AT&T Mobile Hotspot for connecting Wi-Fi enabled devices to the AT&T mobile broadband network.
LG THRILL 4G also has a front-facing camera and is the first from AT&T to come preloaded with the Qik video calling service for use over Wi-Fi.
3D Entertainment Summit
Today at the 2011 3D Entertainment Summit, part of CE Week in New York, Vice President of Marketing for LG Mobile Phones, Tim O’Brien, delivered remarks on technology’s important role in the evolution of entertainment. Illustrating how 3D enabled mobile devices will be the next step in the natural evolution of entertainment, O’Brien declared that user-generated content will fuel the overall 3D experience. O’Brien added that with the launch of LG THRILL 4G; all consumers will have access to this next-generation technology, breaking former accessibility, technology and content barriers. Media on site were able to demo LG THRILL 4G’s 3D content and shoot and share capabilities. LG THRILL 4G will also be on display for media at the Digital Experience event at the Metropolitan Pavilion the evening of June 22.
AT&T Developer Program Webcast on 3D Content
As part of its mission to help developers create and market compelling applications, AT&T’s Developer Program is conducting a free webcast on Thursday, June 23 where the program will provide an overview of building 3D content for the LG THRILL 4G. AT&T’s Developer Program has ranked highest of all carrier developer programs for the past five years by Evans Data. Membership is free to all at http://developer.att.com/.
“While consumer demand for 3D is relatively nascent, LG THRILL 4G both does 3D right and is also a superlative smartphone,” said Jeff Bradley, senior vice president, Devices, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets. “With a 3D camera on a smartphone, user-generated content has the power to shape the evolution of 3D behavior. This is an amazing dual-core superphone.”
“LG is pleased to offer a new standard by which mobile users can interact with their content that is more engaging and life-like than ever before,” said Tim O’Brien, vice president of marketing for LG Mobile Phones. “This device adds a new dimension to smartphone performance and gives LG THRILL 4G an edge over other devices in the emerging superphone category.”
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