An internal memo allegedly from Radio Shack announced a new release date of August 21 for the LG Thrill 4G because of “a launch delay from AT&T.” The LG Thrill 4G is supposed to be launched this coming August 7.
The memo also states that Radio Shack will continue to accept preorders for the LG Thrill 4G until August 15. An accompanying purchase of a Radio Shack Gift Card worth US$50 is required for handset reservations. Those who have made earlier reservations for the LG Thrill 4G will still have a handset reserved for them for store pick-up on August 21.
The LG Thrill 4G, also known as the LG Optimus 3D, has been touted as AT&T’s “first dual-core, dual-channel RAM processor” targeted at mobile entertainment fans, particularly those who want a smartphone with a glasses-free 3D touchscreen. Android 2.2.2 Froyo is onboard, running on top of a dual-core, 1.0-GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor. An update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread is allegedly coming up.
The handset also has a 5-megapixel stereoscopic 3D primary camera (i.e., dual-lens) capable of capturing video at 720p HD quality and a 1.3-megapixel front camera for video calls.
Some have speculated that the delay may just be specific to Radio Shack but not for AT&T, which is rumored to release the LG Thrill 4G earlier than Radio Shack’s new release date for it. According to a forum participant who claims to work for an AT&T-owned store, they have received a “rotation device,” which employees use to know more about how the handset works. The forum member said that rotation devices normally arrive a week before product launch. This means–possibly–that the delay is just for Radio Shack. But, then again, don’t take our word for it.
One thing seems to be sure for now: the LG Thrill 4G is coming out this month. Are you thinking of grabbing one?
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