You probably already know that the HTC Evo 3-D mobile handset was the first such device to offer the capability of viewing 3-D content without the need for wearing those dorky looking, sometimes expensive, sometimes heavy 3-D glasses or other headgear devices. You may also know that LG released their Thrill 4G 3-D handset as the second mobile smartphone to offer that same glasses free 3-D viewing experience. What you may not know is that recently; the LG Thrill became the first smartphone that offers glasses free 3-D viewing to drop to a retail price of $9.99 with a two-year activation.
This phone has been a solid and reliable 3D smartphone on AT&Ts network and now new customers can buy the LG Thrill 3D for only $9.99 with new two year contract.
Usually, being the first to market has obvious advantages. However, in this case, LG benefited by releasing the Thrill after the HTC Evo 3-D, by already knowing what retail price the Evo 3-D was being offered for, and undercutting that retail. Dropping the retail price to $9.99 makes the LG Thrill 4G 3-D handset one of the few 4G devices at that retail price on AT&T’s 4G mobile broadband network.
To raise awareness for the launch of the LG Thrill 4G handset, LG joined with video game developer Gameloft and AT&T to host a free 3-D gaming tournament using LG Thrill 4G handsets. Over $10,000 in LG products were given out in prizes, and the game used to crown the champion was Gameloft’s NOVA 3-D. The LG Thrill comes preloaded with that game, and Asphalt 6 and Let’s Golf 2 3-D games as well. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube applications are also preinstalled, and an FM stereo joins audio and video players that support all major file formats.
The 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen offers support for 16 million colors, and delivers 480 x 800 pixel resolution. Multitouch gestures are also supported, a 3-D processing engine is built into the display, as are a light sensor and proximity sensor. Dual five megapixel cameras provide the ability to record in two dimensions at 1080P HD, or three dimensions at 720P HD. Android’s 2.2 Froyo operating system is preinstalled, but there is a free over the air upgrade available to Gingerbread 2.3, and a dual core 1.0 GHz Texas Instruments OMAP4 processor joins 512 MB of RAM memory and a 3-D graphics hardware accelerator in the software set.