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AT&T to offer smart phone with 3-D screen and camera

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Shortly on the heels of announcing its $39-billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA Inc., AT&T lobbed out another surprise --plans to launch a smart phone with a 3-D screen and a camera for 3-D videos and snapshots.

The LG Thrill 4G will be available within the next few months and will feature a "glasses-free" 3-D display with 4G capability, AT&T said in a statement released Monday.

The Thrill, which will run on Google's Android platform, will be able to play 3-D games and display video clips in 3-D, AT&T said. 3-D content will be available through a special marketplace called "LG 3D Space." AT&T did not say how much the smart phone would cost.

Other electronic gadgets with 3-D capability have already hit the market, such as the Nintendo 3DS, which launches Sunday for $249.99 and also has a 3-D screen with no need for glasses.

T-Mobile USA has already previously announced plans to launch a tablet computer that can shoot 3-D video.

Other features of the LG Thrill 4G include:

  • dual core, 1 GHz processor
  • 5-megapixel, dual camera that shoots high definition videos and images in 3-D
  • preloaded with 16 GB of memory

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Photo: LG Thrill 4G. Credit: AT&T

 
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