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LG to Continue the 3D Smartphone Gimmick at MWC With the “Optimus 3D 2”

As much as the DL community hated on 3D technology in smartphones during 2011, our goal of forcing manufacturers to realize that it was a gimmick that no one was interested in has apparently failed. LG has apparently decided to give it another go with the Optimus 3D 2 that could be unveiled at Mobile World Congress next month. Codenamed the “CX2,” the latest 3D offering from LG will see a slight bump in dual-core processor to 1.2GHz, brighter NOVA display, slimmer profile, and that’s about it.

3D interesting anyone yet?

Via:  PocketNow

  • Anonymous

    3D is a gimmick? You could have said the same thing about color television while watching your black & whites. Or about stereo music when we already had mono. Or about high resolution and high density screens when we had VGA (monitors, laptops, phones, watches, etc.).

    Fact: humans have two eyes for stereo vision. Fact: 3D lets you watch videos and see photos that are closer to the original scene. Fact: 3D allows for more useful UI innovations, most of which haven’t been created yet.3D isn’t going away; we’re moving toward it.

  • Anonymous

    LG sucks and they can’t even roll out the Gingerbread update for the LG Thrill. I wouldn’t expect an update/support for this phone ether.

  • jbonics

    Yes should of got 4D silly head. Tegra 3 troll here.

  • Completely agree about 3D being a gimmick.  I avoid going to 3D movies and purposely wait until the 2D version comes out.

  • magy1

     waiting for 4D… my buddy’s mother-in-law makes $83 hourly on the computer. She has been unemployed for 8 months but last month her income was $8273 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read more here… MakeCash2.com

  • Anonymous

    I like options.  If I feel like 3D I can turn it on.  If I dont I can turn it off.  It doesn’t change the price of the phone (Evo3D costs the same as other similarly specc’d non-3D phones).  Android is about options and I want them all. I’ll decide what I’m in the mood for, but give me the option to choose.

  • Holograms that fill the room and such… yes.  3D… no thanks.

  • Nice device!

  • holograms anyone ?

  • Anonymous

    I think the option of having 3d is awesome, especially if it doesn’t hurt the phone like add thickness to it or eat up more battery somehow. if 3d screens where built into more phones we’d have more apps and games to support it and i’d imagine a few would be pretty could.

    I don’t understand why you wouldn’t want to have it in your phone as long as you have the option to turn it on and off.

  • Anonymous

    if at first a product doesn’t succeed…

  • Kirk

    Nope just a gimmick for people who are suckers for the latest spiffy technology. Like the guy in the commercial trying to record his kids playing ping pong with his kewl new 3D phone…

  • Anonymous

    My girlfriend has the evo 3d and it hurts my eyes to look at the 3d pictures. The phone is also incredible heavy. I also think the big two cameras on the back is annoying. I have no use for a 3d smartphone and don’t think I ever will.

  • Orcuttkickboxer

    I like 3D smartphones. If we had one offered at Verizon I would’ve bought it instead of the Rezound

  • Anonymous

    People need to get over themselves. I am sorry your brain can’t handle it and it makes you get sick but I for one love it and watch it everyday on my Samsung tv that has better 3d than a movie theater. I would love this feature on a phone and the whole point of android is to be open so “everyone” has an option so people need to stop hating so much because it is something they wont use or is going away soon because it is not. People act like a bunch of apple fan boys when the bash 3d like if I don’t like it, it must be bad and needs to go away. Last time I looked EVERY 3D device had it as an “option” so everyone needs to shut their mouth and be glad consumers are getting a choice.

    • DBK

      The problem is the 3D on the phone is different than the 3D on your tv. The 3D on your phone is actually bad for your eyes (hence why people were complaining – cause it actually does mess up your eyes (similar to the Nintendo 3DS) if you view it that way for too long).

      It may be an option, but that is one option that most pro-choicers (Android fans) would rather not have. Better to put the money wasted on that gimmick to better use (processors, displays, battery, etc.).

  • Anonymous

    The LG Migraine and HTC Evo Cross-eyed 4G will continue to spread the joys of glasses-free 3D displays on smartphones… no worries.

  • EC8CH

    insert tie into Star Wars 3D re releases here

  • Anonymous

    My 3DS which is used 95% of the time in 2D mode is as close as it gets to 3D for me.

  • GAY. EVO3D blows chunky balls. Ill stick with my Rezound until Dec.

  • John

    I wish they would do this on other devices

  • Butters619

    I don’t ever see myself using and LG phone….just not a fan.

  • I’m waiting for 4D.

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  • Michael Forte

    I like my smartphone how I like my TV and movies…without the stupid 3D gimmick.

  • WAldenIV


  • According to Wikipedia: “In marketing language, a gimmick is a unique or quirky special feature that makes something “stand out” from its contemporaries. However, the special feature is typically thought to be of little relevance or use.” So can you really say 3D is a gimmick? It is really useful at…hold on, I’ll be back with something later… 

  • No thanks. 3D is just too gimmicky and useless to merit a purchase