LG Thrill 4G Joins Droid Bionic in Delay

 
on July 31 2011 12:31 PM

LG's anticipated Thrill 4G phone has been delayed sources say, pushing the release date back by a full two weeks.

The new Google Android based phone will now hit shelves on Aug. 21 instead of the originally planned Aug. 7 date, a Radio Shack employee told IBTimes.

Only those who pre-ordered the device with a $50 gift card purchase will be able to pick up the phone on Aug. 7.

"I can't say much more than that," the employee said, wishing to remain anonymous.

The delay is a setback for consumers waiting for the next latest and greatest Android-based phone.

The Thrill will have 4G capabilities for fast downloads, but also feature glasses free 3D technology, something Nintendo rolled out to the mainstream with its Nintendo DS.

It also has a dual-core 1GHz processor, 4.3-inch screen, and a 5-megapixel camera.

The LG Thrill 4G was announced at CTIA four months ago and is expected to run for $80 with a two-year contract on AT&T, or $549.99 without.

Motorola Mobility is also planning to release a new powerful Android phone, the Droid Bionic.

Like the Thrill, the Bionic has also been delayed, but unlike LG, Motorola has delayed the phone on several occasions, pushing the release back several months.

 

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