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LG teases 3D devices ahead of big unveiling at Mobile World Congress

3 years ago 12

More than any company recently, LG likes to play the leaks game to create blog buzz for their upcoming products and two new morsels hit the web today.

First Pocket-Lint posted a leaked trailer for the LG Optimus 3D that will be on display next week at MWC. Few details were revealed, but the video shows a 360 view of the phone and highlights the device’s 3D abilities by saying, “Finally, a smartphone that sees the world like we do.”

The device is rumored to feature a 4.3 inch WVGA (800 x 540) glasses-free 3D display, dual-lens camera for 3D recording, and be powered by a dual-core 1 GHz OMAP4430 processor.

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Next we have another video of the LG G-Slate tablet that is headed to T-Mobile in March. One of LG’s PR guys uploaded a quick hands-on with the G-Slate and placed it on his personal YouTube account, but the clip is now offline. Either this guy is really in trouble for leaking his own company’s product or it was all a publicity stunt. Either way, it got everyone talking about the G-Slate again, so a point goes to LG.

In the video we got a brief preview of the G-Slate’s 3D features. The dual-lens camera records pictures and video in 3D and then the 8.9 inch display can play back the content. The whole demo looked pretty cool, but unfortunately you will have to wear special 3D glasses to experience the 3D-ness.

At this point it still appears that Motorola might have the better Honeycomb tablet with their upcoming Xoom, but we still have to wait and see what Samsung (Galaxy Tab 2) and HTC (Verdi) are going to reveal next week at Mobile World Congress.

Update: Thanks to the internets, we located a backup copy of the G-Slate video. Enjoy it while it lasts.

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