AT&T on March 21st, announced two new smartphones aimed at the higher end as it works to differentiate itself after losing exclusivity of the Apple iPhone. The LG Thrill 4G, a dual-core 3D-ready Android phone, and the HTC HD7S, a Windows Phone 7 device with a five megapixel built in camera, will be available in the coming weeks.
LG Thrill 4G, will sport large 4.3-inch screens, and will run on AT&T’s new 4G network. Thrill would include the first dual-core processor (running at 1GHz) within a phone commercially available in the US. It would also be the first phone to come with glasses-free technology and the capability to capture 3D imagery as well. Along with access to other 3D games, videos, and images through a store called the “LG 3D Space.”
“Our first 3D phone plus a new, leading Windows Phone underscore our commitment to continue to offer the best [smartphones],” devices chief Jeff Bradley said. “2011 is going to be another landmark year for us with more best-in-class devices.”
AT&T said the Thrill includes an HDMI out port for playback of videos from the device on HDTVs.
Pricing for either device has not been announced. The two smartphones are part of a bigger push by AT&T to broaden its smartphone offerings, including some 12 Android devices and about 20 4G-ready phones this year alone.