By Max Clarke

As ever there are numerous new handsets set to be released into the marketplace. Some catch the eye because of great technical specification, whilst other focus more on the design aspect.

The new LG Optimus 3D grabs your attention as it provides something that no other handset does: 3D performance. The satisfying element of this phone is that LG have acknowledged that having a high quality 3D screen is pretty pointless unless you have 3D material that you can view on it, so flip the phone other and on the rear you will find twin 5 mega pixel cameras.

Spaced just 24mm apart, this enables you to snap three dimesnsional photographs, and should you want to actually capture video footage, the unit offers an impressive resolution of 1280 x 720 side by side (left image and right image). Should you only need 2D capture, then the resolution is upped to full HD 1080P. Thanks to an HDMI 1.4 port, your results can be played on back on a compatible television. For anybody concerned about needing to use glasses similar to what you find at the cinema or on a home television, then you need not be. The Optimus 3D uses an parallax barrier screen which enables three dimensional images to be displayed without the need for glasses. The screen itself measures 4.3 inches like the HTC Desire HD, and can display a maximum resolution of 480 x 800 pixels coupled with a massive 16 million colours.

The LG Optimus 3D features a button on the side of the chassis that brings up a 3D menu, which works on a very effective carousel. One of the items found on this menu is the YouTube 3D application, which is present thanks to LG's partnership with the site. Asides from the elements we have already mentioned, the Optimus boasts some impressive specification in other areas. The processor on offer is clocked at 1Ghz, not only ensuring fast performance but thanks to dual core technology allowing for effortless multi tasking facilities.

At 168 grammes, the unit does weigh a little more than some of the featherweight devices available, however anybody purchasing this phone will be doing so for its features, and not for its compactness. The LG Optimus 3D signifies a real step forward for mobile phones by not only offering a great blend of design and specification, but also adding in the new 3D element which will certainly capture both the attention and imagination of fans everywhere.

The LG Optimus 3D and the Motorola Atrix are coming soon.