At this year's Mobile World Congress, LG will unveil the LG Optimus
3D, the world's first 3D smartphone. In addition, the company plans
to launch a swipe payment system for product and service retailers
next year, which would allow consumers to make payments at the
check-out using their smartphones.
LG did not provide much details about the upcoming LG Optimus 3D.
The company just said that the new smartphone "addresses the lack of
3D content issue -- one of the biggest problems facing the 3D market
-- with a complete platform for a one-of-a-kind experience on a
The phone will also feature a dual-lens camera for 3D recording, a
glasses-free LCD panel for 3D viewing and connectivity options such
as HDMI and DLNA for 3D content sharing .
Further details and a live demo of the LG Optimus 3D will be offered
at MWC in Barcelona from February 14 to 17.
In related news, LG plans to launch a swipe payment system for
product and service retailers in Europe next year, which would allow
consumers to make payments at the check-out using their smartphones.
The technology will be targeted at small and medium-sized businesses
and will involve NFC or near field communications and cloud
computing, according to LG. It is expected to be lauched in
in Europe in 2012.
Near-field communication chips are being integrated in new
generations of smartphones and tablet computers. Such features are
also supported by Google's Android upcoming OS.