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MWC: LG and YouTube embrace 3D mobile

LG Optimus 3D front
LG Optimus 3D front

LG_Optimus_3D_frontLG Electronics and YouTube have announced a partnership to offer users the ability to share 3D mobile video. LG’s upcoming Android-powered smartphones will allow users to capture and view 3D videos without glasses (a bit like the Nintendo 3DS), as well as offering upload to YouTube. 

Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics, said the Optimus 3D smartphone will answer the two major pain points of the current 3D experience – limited mobility and specialised glasses. 

 The phone will be powered by what LG calls a “Tri-Dual” Configuration, which uses a dual-core, simultaneous dual-channel and dual-memory. 

Francisco Varela, head of YouTube platform partnerships, said he was excited to see the videos his community shares with this new technology

“3D technology has traditionally been reserved for the major Hollywood movie studios. With the new LG Optimus 3D anyone anywhere in the world can shoot 3D videos, upload them to YouTube and share them with their friends,” he added.  

The Optimus 3D will be available globally starting in Europe early in the second quarter of 2011.