HTC Evo 3D slides to September

Handset delayed by a month, Vodafone drops from range
Darren Allan

August 1, 2011

Those of you keenly awaiting HTC’s answer to the Optimus 3D (LG’s phone which came out at the start of last month) will have to wait a bit longer we’re afraid.

The HTC Evo 3D was expected to be out very shortly, but word has emerged that it has been subject to a slight delay. The new target date for the handset’s UK arrival is September.

Vodafone, which was going to stock the 3D smartphone, has announced that it’s dropping the device from its line-up due to the delay. Which seems like a bit of an over-reaction – a one month delay isn’t exactly unexpected in the world of smartphones, we’ve certainly been kept waiting far longer.

In a statement Voda pointed out it had plenty of other great smartphones to choose from, but that’s not really the point for those looking at a 3D model. Currently, their only choice is the LG Optimus 3D.

HTC announced the Evo 3D at a press event back at the end of June. The handset boasts a 4.3-inch qHD display, and dual 5 megapixel cameras to film and capture 3D footage (in 720p at up to 30fps).

It’s powered by a beefy 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and will come with Android Gingerbread on board.

You’ve only got a month or so to wait now, although if you can’t wait, then there’s always the Optimus 3D. It has a pretty similar spec, with the same size screen and dual 5 megapixel cameras (though the lens, overall picture quality and so forth will of course be different).

The Optimus has a slightly slower dual-core processor, however, pitching in at 1GHz.


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