The world’s first ever 3D capable smartphone that does not require special glasses has made its official debut at the Mobile World Congress in the shape of the LG Optimus 3D.
The groundbreaking bit of kit offers 3D video playback and recording via a special dual, five megapixel lens. It’s hoped that the latter and the option to share footage with friends will overcome the paucity of commercially available 3D movies.
To this end, LG has announced a partnership with YouTube, whereby Optimus 3D owners can upload and share their 3D clips instantly via the video streaming site.
3D capabilities aside, other standout features of the phone are the new Gingerbread version of the Android operating system out of the box, 8GB of memory and a range of connectivity options including DMI and DLNA output for 3D "content sharing anytime, anywhere”. This will allow owners to stream content recorded on their phone around the home to other 3D and Wi-Fi supported devices.
Orange and 3 will be ranging the handset during the second quarter, but have yet to announce price points and tariffs.
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