Korean manufacturer LG is in talks with US-based retailer Best Buy, in the hopes of striking a deal whereby LG’s new 3D devices sell alongside 3D TVs. Those devices are, of course, the LG Optimus 3D smartphone and LG Optimus Pad tablet.
The LG Optimus 3D – which has the honour of being the world’s first 3D smartphone – is autostereoscopic, so it doesn’t need 3D glasses. The LG Optimus Pad, on the other hand, requires either glasses or a 3D TV.
We’ve struggled to hide our disdain for 3D here on Mobot. It’s expensive and gimmicky, it looks rubbish, and it adds absolutely nothing of any value. Is that a little harsh? Nah, not really.
LG is making a bit of a habit of firsts these days. The LG Optimus 2X, first revealed last December, is the world’s first dual-core smartphone. Expansys reckons it’s arriving on March 21, with a price tag of £450 SIM-free.
The LG Optimus 3D, meanwhile, is expected on 25 April and will set you back a whopping £515 sans SIM.