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LG to launch 3D smartphone in Dubai this month

Optimus handset will go on sale in Sharaf DG with retail price of AED3,000

LG to launch 3D smartphone in Dubai this month
The LG Optimus 3D smartphone will retail for AED3,000, Sharaf DG said

Dubai consumers
will soon be able to get their hands on LG’s Optimus 3D smartphone, when the
device goes on sale at Sharaf DG stores later this month.

The handset, which
was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February, features a 4.3-inch 3D-capable touchscreen that uses parallax
barrier technology so users don’t need special glasses to see the effects. A
dual-lens camera also allows users to capture 3D images and footage, that can
be uploaded to a dedicated YouTube channel.

Dubai-based electronic retailer Sharaf DG confirmed the
product will be available for sale at its outlets from the end of August and
will retail at AED3,000 ($816.71).

Research In Motion,
the Canadian maker of BlackBerry, last month warned users against fake models
of its 9900 smartphone on sale in malls in Dubai.

The copycat smartphones
were said to be retailing at $100 in local mall Dragon Mart, ahead of the 9900
official launch in the emirate.

Sharaf DG said last
week it planned to double its stores across the Gulf in the next five years,
opening a further five outlets in the UAE by the end of the year.

The Dubai firm said it saw sales increase by 30 percent in
the second quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2010 and
anticipates its annual sales will grow by 25 percent.

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