MWC 2011: LG Optimus 3D gets dedicated YouTube 3D channel

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You’ve got the new LG Optimus 3D handset, complete with dual-camera lenses for recording 3D footage, a parralax barrier screen for viewing the footage back on without the need for glasses and a dual-core processor chip for powering the show.

Sure, you can hook the phone up via HDMI to playback the footage on the bigscreen, but what if you want to share your Avatar fan-flicks with your pals? No problem – the Optimus 3D comes with a dedicated YouTube 3D channel uploader, letting your pals view your ugly mugshots in all their three-dimensional “glory”.

“The Optimus 3D is LG’s newest flagship smartphone. It is our answer to two major pain points of the current 3D experience – limited mobility and specialized glasses. Furthermore, our partnership with YouTube will ensure that our customers can easily generate and access ample 3D content,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company.

“3D technology has traditionally been reserved for the major Hollywood movie studios,” said Francsico Varela, Head of YouTube Platform Partnerships”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. We’re excited to see the creative videos our community captures and shares with this new technology.”

Of course, it’s an anaglyph red and cyan experience, but hey, it’s a fair sight cheaper than an active shutter one.

We’ll be back later today with hands-on footage of both the Optimus 3D handset and the Optimus pad, so be sure to check back then.

Gerald Lynch