March 21, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka
AT&T, fresh off its planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA, has made its first device announcement at CTIA by confirming it will offer the LG Thrill 4G. Though AT&T has yet to confirm price or availability, the carrier did announce that the Thrill 4G will be the first glasses-free 3D Android phone to arrive in the U.S.
The Thrill 4G, which you may know as the Optimus 3D, features a 1GHz OMAP4 dual-core processor, custom version of Android 2.2 made by LG, a 4.3-inch WVGA screen, an HDMI-out port, and DLNA connectivity. Of course, the highlight of the device is that the Thrill is a 3D phone. The device can film 3D video at 720p thanks to twin 5 megapixel stereoscopic cameras resting on the back (it shoots 2D video at 1080p). It also can display 3D content – videos or games – without the need of 3D glasses thanks to a way of sending different signals to the left and right eye of users. (See the Optimus 3D here).
The 4G portion of the name confirms that the Thrill will be able access the AT&T HSPA+ network, though there’s no word if it will be able to use the faster upload speeds that AT&T has so far made unavailable to its current 4G Android phones.
The Thrill 4G one of the premiere phones in AT&T’s portfolio. AT&T previously promised to have several Android smartphones in 2011, and the Thrill joins the Motorola Atrix 4G and HTC Infuse 4G as the anchors of what looks to be an aggressive campaign. If my previous guess that Samsung announces the Samsung Galaxy S II tomorrow, AT&T would have an Android 4G phone from all of the major manufacturers aside from Sony Ericsson. We expect to hear more from AT&T today about the Thrill 4G and perhaps other Android products, so stay tuned to Androinica.com.