Samsung, LG, looking to sell 10-15 million 3D TVs in 2011

February 21, 2011

The world’s two largest manufacturers of flat screen TVs, both based in South Korea, project a huge increase in 3DTV sales this year, 15 million between the two of them.
Those sales alone would be a big increase over total 3DTV sales to date among all manufacturers.
Yoon Boo-geun, president of the visual display business of top-ranked Samsung Electronics Co., based in Suwon, South Korea, said today (Thursday, Feb. 17) that the company expects to rack up 3-D sales of between 9-10 million 3DTVs this year, five times the 2 million sold by the company last year, according to the Associated Press.
LG Electronics Inc., headquartered in Seoul, has projected sales of 5 mil. 3D TVs this year.
Samsung shares rose 1 percent to close Thursday at 954,000 won ($854). LG’s stock price, meanwhile, declined 3.3 percent to 118,500 won.

Source: [Hollywood in hi-Def]

LG’s G-Slate: 3D on a tablet

February 11, 2011

Korean electronics giant LG is entering the tablet market with a device capable of displaying 3D visuals. The LG G-Slate will be powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 chipset and will have its visuals running on an 8.9-inch display.

The tablet is also capable of recording 3D video at 720p, though the downside to all of this is that users will have to use 3D glasses to experience the effect. No price or release date has been given as of the announcement.

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LG Optimus 3D slated for an appearance at MWC 2011

February 9, 2011

Korean electronics giant LG has confirmed that their rumored 3D-capable smartphone, the aptly named Optimus 3D, will be making an appearance at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, on February 14-17.  While a list of full specifications hasn’t been released as of late, it has been confirmed that the unit will sport a dual lens 3D camera, glasses-free 3D display, and an HDMI/DLNA output for sharing on larger screens.

via [Engadget, Phandroid]