The Optimus 3D smartphone builds on the Optimus 2x and Optimus Black that LG announced last month at CES. You'll find a similar design candy bar design in basic black. The 4.3-inch display takes up the most real estate, but four touch navigation elements sit just below.
by Kent German
It is shaping up to be a very good week for 3D phones. First Sprint offered its new HTC Evo 3D for review and now LG finally has released its Optimus 3D smartphone.
First announced in February at Mobile World Congress, the Optimus 3D is LG's smartphone counterpart to its Optimus Pad (aka the T-Mobile G Slate). Both Android devices shoot and play 3D video, though the Optimus 3D doesn't require glasses for you to do so. When we played with the handset in Barcelona, we found the 3D effect to be subtle but certainly unique. Images appear to float slightly off the screen and you don't have the familiar blue and red contrasting shapes that you'd see on standard 3D. It's rather fun, but I wonder how much I'd use it.
Other features include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, a personal organizer, USB syncing and mass storage, GPS, a music player, 8GB of internal memory, a 1,500 mAh battery, and support DLNA/HDMI connection. The phone will be available first in Europe first with more than 60 markets to follow over the summer.