It appears that AT&T's LG Thrill 4G smartphone launch date has been pushed back, according to an internal RadioShack document.
The smartphone was delayed until August 21, but RadioShack will continue to take pre-orders for the device through Monday, August 15.
The same requirements apply to this situation, so customers who want to pre-order the LG Thrill 4G will still need to purchase a $50 RadioShack
Gift Card to reserve the handset for launch day.
Those who already pre-order the smartphone and expect to receive it on August 4, will be notified by RadioShack via email that the Thrill 4G will not be available until August 21.
Cause of the delay is unknown for the moment, but RadioShack cites the reason as “a launch delay from AT&T,” but the carrier has yet to make any official announcements regarding the postpone of the Thrill 4G.
Initially slated for an August 7 release, the LG Thrill 4G is also known as LG Optimus 3D
, and will be available exclusively via AT&T carrier.
The smartphone is delivered with by Android 2.2 (Froyo) on board, but LG stated that a Gingerbread upgrade would be deployed sometime in October.
However, there's no telling whether AT&T users are receive their Gingerbread upgrade for the LG Thrill 4G at the same time as non-branded Optimus 3D owners.
LG Thrill 4G comes with the company's innovative 3D user interface, as well as accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off and Gyro sensor.
The handset is equipped with a dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, which is complemented by a PowerVR SGX540 GPU (graphics processing unit).
As the name suggests, it is fully compatible with AT&T 4G network and offers users data transfer speeds of up to 14.4 Mbps download and up to 5.76 Mbps upload.
In addition, the handset packs 8GB of internal memory, 512 MB of RAM, as well as microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).