LG Mobile Goes 3D

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LG Optimus 3DLG unveils its first 3D smartphone at Mobile World Congress-- the Optimus 3D.

The handset's 4.3" 3D toucscreen carries glasses-free 3D-- with the effect extending to the UI, using the set's applied parallax barrier technology. It also allows users to record 3D video (via 2 cameras on the back), and an included Youtube 3D video app allows for easy content uploading.

Inside the set is a dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4 chip, together with a PowerVR SGX540 graphics chip. Meanwhile Android is the OS of choice.

It also carries a number of connectivity options, including HDMI and DLNA.

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Playstation Phone Up Close and Personal

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Playstation PhoneVideos of Ericsson's much rumoured "Playstation Phone" surface online, if in blurry form on a Greek blog.

In translation, the phone's name is Z1 (Zeus) and runs Android 2.3, with a 4" screen and 8MP camera. What makes the device special is the joypad control, complete with Playstation-style shoulder buttons.

It is said the phone carries a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8655 chip, 512MB RAM, 1GB ROM and supports microSD cards.

In 2 close-up videos one can see a Playstation icon on the screen. Sony are supposed to open an App store-style offering games for the device.

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When One Core is Not Enough

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LG Optimus wXLG launches the first dual-core processor smartphone, the 4" LG Optimus 2X.

The Optimus carries NVidia's Tegra 2 chip and runs at 1GHz clock speed. The extra juice proves handy for HD video playback, recording and HDMI mirroring via DLNA.

It comes with with 2 cameras (8 megapixel on the back paired with 1.3 megapixel up front), 8GB on-board storage (expands via microSD card slot) and micro-USB port.

Android 2.2 powers the device. LG says it shouldrelease upgrades to Gingerbread (Android 2.3) in due course.

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IPhone to Replace Remotes?

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SurcMashed Pixel proposes customers should replace all their remote controllers with its Surc iPhone app and case combination.

After installing the free app, users slip their iPhone (either 3G, 3GS or 4) into the case. The case carries an IR transmitter and turns the iDevice into a universal remote.

The app should have settings for a large number of devices and connects to most IR-connected devices and appliances. Through a Surc account users can also backup all their remotes and settings.

The Surc case should be available by early 2011, while for the curious the Surc app is already on iTunes.

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