Monday, February 14, 2011

LG unveils 3D smartphone, new tablet


>>LG Electronics on Monday unveiled the world’s first full 3D smartphone, called the Optimus 3D, as well as a new tablet at an event on the sidelines of Mobile World Congress.

With the Optimus 3D, consumers will be able to watch 3D videos without wearing special glasses as well as capture 3D content themselves via a special double camera on the back of the phone.

“For users to be able to create content will be paramount to reach a critical mass in 3D content,” said Daniel Hernandez, LG director of product marketing in Europe. “We believe this phone will act as a catalyst to create the 3D mobile industry.”

Also on Monday, LG unveiled a new tablet, the Optimus Pad. It weighs 654 grams and its screen measures 8.9 inches, which LG stressed would make it easier to pick up with only one hand, in comparison to other, larger tablets on the market.

from Bloomberg:

>>LG Electronics Inc.’s troubled handset division is targeting a return to profit this year as it rolls out new products including smartphones capable of recording 3-D images.

The Optimus One became LG’s first smartphone to sell more than 1 million units in November, about 40 days after its debut, according to the company.

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