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LG Optimus 3D approved by US FCC

Great news for our US 3D fans, as the FCC has just approved a phone called LG P920, which in gadget world translates to the LG Optimus 3D. The Optimus 3D has been touted by LG since the MWC show at the start of the year, but thanks to the untested nature of the glasses-free 3D the FCC had to perform some extensive tests to get the handset on the market.

The LG Optimus 3D has passed these tests with a little support from T-Mobile and will be coming to the US branch of T-Mobile (which thanks to a recent buyout will belong to AT&T starting 2012) and is looking set to launch in the US very soon.

The Optimus 3D is a Android 2.2 (Froyo) sporting smartphone and features a 1GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of on-board storage and two 5-megapixel cameras on the back for recording 3D and HD video. The Optimus 3D offers support for HSPA+ networks so in the US it will carry the much desired 4G logo.

The LG Thrill or Optimus 3D!

AT&T also announced  yesterday that it will be stocking its own version of the Optimus 3D smartphone, but rebranding it the ‘LG Thrill 4G’.

No European release has been confirmed by LG but we will be keeping a keen eye out for the new Android device.

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