LG’s media-focussed Android contender the Optimus 3D won’t be landing this month as planned, after a number of UK retailers postponed availability dates until mid-July.
The handset had been expected to debut SIM free this month at the likes of UK retailers Clove and Play, offering UK smartfans the chance to get on board with a 3D capable smartie for the first time.
However, both sites have since confirmed they now don’t expect to take delivery of the phone until July, with Play and Clove forecasting due dates of July 11th and 12th respectively.
A release on carriers’ contract plans would’ve been expected to follow shortly afterwards. But with Three, which was the first UK network to confirm it would be carrying the phone, removing it from their coming soon pages it seems this could be pushed back too.
Rather worrying is that the phone was originally scheduled to drop way back in April, suggesting either that LG is struggling with the same display shortages that have hit other phone makers this year. Or that there’s something more serious afoot.
And while we’re not ones to speculate (not much!), we’re hoping that it’s not fallen victim to the health scares around 3D stereoscopic tech since the Nintendo 3DS dropped and users began reporting dizzy spells.
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