LG announced at their press conference this morning here at Mobile World Congress 2011 their new Optimus 3D smart phone. This device’s claim to fame is that it can capture and play back 3D content without the need of 3D glasses. They also announced a partnership with YouTube’s 3D channel for easy upload and sharing of captured 3D content from the Optimus 3D directly to YouTube’s dedicated 3D channel.
LG stated that 3D was one of the trends for mobile devices in 2011 that they want to take a lead with, which is why they created a phone with 3D as its core differentiator. In a joint statement from LG and YouTube the companies stated:
“The new partnership is part of a broader push into 3D entertainment by LG and the world’s largest online video community,” the companies said in a joint statement. “YouTube and LG collaborated to enable the delivery and sharing of 3D video onto mobile devices in a way that makes it simple and easy for consumers.”